Some time back in the 1960’s, the radical feminists came out with this slogan: A Woman Without a Man is Like a Fish Without a Bicycle. Their viewpoint then, and now, is that woman do not need men in their lives (except maybe for sexual pleasure). The implication is that a woman can, and most importantly, should, never rely on any man to help them achieve their goals and desires in life. They should rely mostly on themselves, then on other women, and then the Government to achieve their life goals. This viewpoint has had untold deleterious consequences for our culture, and our country.
The most far-reaching and destructive effect has been the disintegration of the nuclear family (a married, heterosexual couple raising their own biological children).
With the invention of the birth-control pill, and the legalization of abortion pretty much on demand, women could “sow their wild oats” just like men, with no thought for any consequences. When they delayed marriage for college and careers, and bragged about their strength and falling barriers to success, they affected the men around them. Not only did the radical feminists tout women’s’ abilities, they disparaged just about everything about men (they are stupid, insensitive, bullies, exploitative, ignorant, slackers…). When an entire sex is looked down upon by the other sex, can you blame them for taking it to heart? The feminists, when they did marry and have children, tried their very best to raise their boys just like girls, and vice versa (giving their girls trucks and lego blocks to play with, and taking away their boys’ toy guns, and giving them dolls instead). As a result, they hardened their girls, and made their boys into a bunch of wimps. It’s no wonder these days that the majority of US households are no longer two-parent households, and nearly 60% of children are born out of wedlock. The number of boys growing up without a father in the home has led to increases in street gangs, and prisons filled with men who had no other way of demonstrating competence than to shoot someone, or vandalize private property, or sell drugs.
In the age of Covid lockdowns, closed schools, increased importation through the southern border of dangerous drugs like Fentanyl, is it any wonder that many middle-aged men, already beaten down by feminist bullying, are committing suicide? How many very well-qualified men are now not appointed to corporate boards of directors, because of a bias toward appointing women? The feminists of today want it both ways-they want society to see them and treat them as strong, capable people for the purposes of getting ahead in business, but they cry crocodile tears and accuse men of sexual harassment and even rape for minor (or what would have been called minor in the past) slights.
Well, it turns out that men and women ARE different, and we women do, in fact, need men in our lives. It does nothing to diminish our value to admit that there are things that men do better than we do, and the men who may be insensitive bullies were probably taught that behavior. Women not being CEO’s at the same rate as men? Maybe, just maybe, many women don’t WANT to be CEO. It makes me sad to see what feminism hath wrought on our society.