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Feminists Were Just Too Stupid to See It

“How is it oppression to women being revered throughout history…
Men went to war to protect their families, endure dangerous jobs to finance women.
Women have never been oppressed, they have been protected, saved, revered and worshiped…
Can any woman describe such actions as oppression or underprivileged??? If so feel free to provide a description…
An ideal subject for you social studies essay!!!!!
Women are the privileged sex in all societies, past, present and future. Social justice has always been with a view to the same outcome: to care for and protect women and children.”

Truer words were never spoken. The sad thing is, feminists were too stupid to see that. Women’s liberation didn’t help women, it robbed them. Women in our past were anything but the second-class citizens that are modern society claims they were. The single woman has had, for nearly all of our history, nearly all of the same rights that males did. The difference came when she was married. The single woman was a “femme sole,” but the married woman was a “femme couverte;” meaning she was covered and protected by her husband. William Blackstone (1765) explains:

“By Marriage, the husband and wife are one person in law: that is, the very being or legal existence of the woman is suspended during the marriage, or at least is incorporated and consolidated into that of the husband; under whose wing, protection and cover, she performs everything…and her condition during her marriage is called coverture.”

To say that women were second-class citizens is the biggest lie of our time. Also, at no point was a woman’s legal identity so merged with her husband that she was actually his “property.” Rather, she was more under his custody. But, the husband by law had to provide his wife with all of her basic needs- food, clothing, shelter, medicine.[i] Many men worked long hours doing hard labor under very dangerous conditions to support their wives and children (and before there were laws governing the workplace many men died and were severely injured under such working conditions). And similarly many men watched their wives suffer and die just because of her basic biology (even today in our advanced society this cannot always be avoided). Men knew hard work and danger were simply the responsibilities they had to bear as men, just as a woman had her responsibilities that were inescapable biological realities.

“Our Judeo-Christian civilization has developed the law and custom that, since women bear the physical consequences of the sex act, men must be required to pay in other ways. These laws and customs decree that a man must carry his share by physical protection and financial support of his children and of the woman that bears his children, and also by a code of behavior that benefits and protects both the woman and the children.”[ii]

This is how much women in our society were cared for. That’s not to say things were perfect. Things are never perfect for any group of people in any society. But, our laws and customs did recognize the preciousness of women and gave protections and advantages accordingly. But feminists and the women who followed them were too dumb to realize this. They didn’t want to surrender any authority to a man that would provide for them, instead they longed to mimic men in the work force and sexually and proclaimed they did not need men. As Gloria Steinem so famously said; “a woman needs a man like a fish needs a bicycle.” The stupidest thing that women ever did was to buy into such thinking.

“…The first feminine instincts began to stir in my fifteen-year-old heart. The boys were in the factory, and sometimes when they saw me panting too heavily they would force me to sit down for a few minutes and take my place, in mercy, at the monstrous machine. And it was about that time that I began to dream of someday marrying a kind and considerate husband, one who would cherish me and know me for a female and not a Liberated Woman, and take care of me and love and pamper me and hold me precious as a queen, and buy a pleasant house for me where I’d have nothing to do but housework and taking care of children…and shop and cook. I would no longer have to be anxious about carfare and worry if my allowance would cover lunch, and I’d have pretty clothes and be protected all my life — with no effort on my part.”[iii]

But to feminists the quoted dream above was nothing but the oppression of women. The heroines of women’s liberation were set on ensuring that all preferences and protections women held under the law were abolished as they were, according to feminists, part of a massive scheme by all men in society to keep women “in their place” and “subservient.” And not only that, but chivalry had to go as well because in their eyes it showed that women were somehow inferior.

“Ginsburg was vehement in her desire to abolish any legal preference or protection that women might have”[iv]

“Housewives, not men, were the prey in feminism’s sights when Kate Millett decreed in 1969 that the family must go.”[v]

So feminists have torn apart the hopes and dreams of millions of women, and destroyed the very institution that protected women and maintained a stable and prosperous society. The dream of marrying, having a family and being able to depend upon a husband to provide has been replaced by one-night stands, single mother-hood, and slaving away at minimum wage. If that is not oppression of women then I don’t know what is. I can only hope that feminists are happy with what they have done and can sleep with themselves at night after selling women a pipe dream that has done nothing but rob them of happiness and security. I hope they are happy with the world they created. Certainly today’s liberated male is.

“Men, in short, are licking their lips and, for the first time in history, are readying themselves to be exploiters in their turn — to be the soft gentle creature in the house, the soother of exhaustion, the serene person who has nothing to worry about in his pleasant life. Mom’s out there, plugging and “fulfilling” herself, and why should Pop worry? He’s had it coming to him since Eve… Pick up any woman’s magazine, particularly a certain one which was once run by men who promoted good articles and fiction, and which are read by as many men as women. Read there the articles by shrewd sly gentlemen who proclaim a woman “has as much ‘right’ to do any of the world’s work as men, as much ‘right’ to a job or a career, as much ‘right’ to be head of the household.” Those boys know what they’re up to: The real enslavement of women.”[vi]

I could never suggest to any young woman to put a career first and waste her youth away; time is the one thing that can never be reversed or undone and the one thing you never get back in this life. Ingrained in the female biology is the deep need to be loved and cherished, to be able to depend upon a man to protect and provide, and to feel that as a female she is precious because of her reproductive capabilities. Being tied down to the office is not freedom, but a worse slavery than housework could ever be, as now women take orders from a boss who will only fire them in a downturn and will be unconcerned about her feelings and needs.

I told my daughters: “Marry men who will not permit you to work after marriage. Marry strong men who will take care of you and cherish you, and not tell you their business, and will refuse your ‘help.'”[vii]

Bibliography:
[i] http://www.chroniclesmagazine.org/2010/09/29/the-wrongs-of-womens-rights-ii-coverture/
[ii] Schlafly, P., Feminist Fantasies. p.89, Spence, 2003.
[iii]http://www.ladiesagainstfeminism.com/artman/publish/LAF_Theme_Articles_13/Women_s_Lib_They_re_Spoiling_Eve_s_Great_Con_Game_5010050.shtml
[iv] Schlafly, P., Feminist Fantasies. p.139, Spence, 2003.

[v] Graglia, F.C. “Domestic Tranquility: a brief against feminism,” pg. 97. Spence, 1998.
[vi]http://www.ladiesagainstfeminism.com/artman/publish/LAF_Theme_Articles_13/Women_s_Lib_They_re_Spoiling_Eve_s_Great_Con_Game_5010050.shtml
[vii] Ibid.

 

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Examining Feminist Logic

Only men would want traditional gender roles, because traditional gender roles oppress women.

This is a failure right from the beginning. First, there are too many women that want their men to be breadwinners. This September, 84 percent of women reported that they longed to stay home with their children and raise them[i] Second, men were bigger supporters of women’s liberation than what women were.[ii] Most women did not want anything to do with the equal rights that the women’s movement has imposed upon us. They wanted to protect their families. The most notable was their campaign against the Equal Rights Amendment, in which women campaigned against it with the acronym of STOP for Stop Taking Our Privileges. Moreover, women have been found to want husbands who make more money than them- husbands who will be the main breadwinner- and most women want a husband who is dominant.

“…What’s more, statistics prove women want men to have the dominant role in the relationship. Recognizing this doesn’t give men carte blanche to treat women as subordinate- and most men don’t do this, or want to do this. That’s a feminist scare tactic to convince women otherwise.”[iii]

Women have come too far since women’s liberation to ever “go back.”

This part right here is my favorite. So, our society has evolved has it? Women have made great gains have they? We have come so far? Generally when one uses a term such as “we have come so far” what they mean is that many good things have been accomplished. So, let’s examine what those good things are that feminism has brought us. Let’s see:

– A skyrocketing divorce rate
– An ever increasing number of men who do not want to marry
– Widespread sexual promiscuity and illegitimacy
– Working mothers and kids shoved in daycare to be raised by strangers
– A generation of men who are demotivated
– Constant gender wars that tear apart families and the relationship between men and women
– Declining female happiness and health[iv]
– Double income families and inflation
– Disrespect for women’s natural roles
– Exploitation of women in the media and popular culture

I could go on all day, but these are just a few example of just how “far” we have come. Oh, and don’t forget that most women still work at the lower levels of the economic pyramid.[v] Great work, feminists, you gave women the right to slave away at minimum wage. That’s so much better than being an “oppressed” housewife for sure.

Men think they are better than women because they have a penis.

Well, here is yet another one of those lovely feminist myths. Actually, feminists, womb envy has been found to be a much bigger occurrence. Once again, this is feminist nonsense to make women feel inferior over their natural and traditional roles and make men look like the enemy and evil oppressors of women.

“Almost nowhere in the anthropological records is found evidence of Freudian penis envy (except among other men), but womb envy is ubiquitous. It confirms female sexual superiority as a basic reality of human life, universally apparent but feverishly denied-and aggressively countervailed in action-by posturing men in all societies.”[vi]

So, alas, feminist logic fails once again. Stay tuned because I’m sure there will be a part two pretty soon.

Bibliograpy

[i] http://www.forbes.com/sites/meghancasserly/2012/09/12/is-opting-out-the-new-american-dream-for-working-women/
[ii] Graglia, C.F., Domestic Tranquility: a brief against feminism. Spence, 1998.
[iii] Venker, S. & Schlafly, S. “Flipside of Feminism: What Smart Women Know and Men Can’t Say” WND Books, 2011.
[iv] http://www.lifesitenews.com/news/archive//ldn/2009/oct/09102911
[v] http://www.albalagh.net/women/0064.shtml
[vi] Gilder, G. “Men and Marriage.” Pelican, 1993.

 

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Feminists Believe They Are Still Neccesary, Because the Traditional Woman Still Exists

So, a feminist came to our page today and told us this:

The feminist goal was to eliminate marriage and motherhood as a career option for women. They have done an excellent job so far, as most married women have now entered the work force at least part-time and the surge of women entering the workforce (by both the legal and cultural revolutions brought about by feminism) has made the two-income family the norm and inflation soars as a result. But, as long as women are still traditional and dependent upon their husbands they believe their work is not done.

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“No woman should be authorized to stay at home and raise her children. Women should not have that choice, precisely because if there is such a choice, too many women will make that one.”– Simone de Beauvoir

“Being a housewife is an illegitimate profession… The choice to serve and be protected and plan towards being a family-maker is a choice that shouldn’t be. The heart of radical feminism is to change that.” ~ Vivian Gornick, University of Illinois, “The Daily Illini,” April 25, 1981.

“Feminism was profoundly opposed to traditional conceptions of how families should be organized, [since] the very existence of full-time homemakers was incompatible with the women’s movement…. [I]f even 10 percent of American women remain full-time homemakers, this will reinforce traditional views of what women ought to do and encourage other women to become full-time homemakers at least while their children are very young…. If women disproportionately take time off from their careers to have children, or if they work less hard than men at their careers while their children are young, this will put them at a competitive disadvantage vis-a-vis men, particularly men whose wives do all the homemaking and child care…. This means that no matter how any individual feminist might feel about child care and housework, the movement as a whole had reasons to discourage full-time homemaking.” ~ Jane J. Mansbridge, Why We Lost the ERA, 1986.

” The chief thing is to get women to take part in socially productive labor, to liberate them from ‘domestic slavery,’ to free them from their stupefying and humiliating subjugation to the eternal drudgery of the kitchen and the nursery. This struggle will be a long one, and it demands a radical reconstruction, both of social technique and of morale. But it will end in the complete triumph of Communism.” ~ V.I. Lenin, International Working Women’s Day Speech , 1920.

Notes:
http://www.ladiesagainstfeminism.com/artman/publish/LAF_Theme_Articles_13/You_Don_t_Know_Feminism_744_printer.shtml

 

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The Traditional Woman Needs No Justification

The traditional woman, and thus the traditional family, is something that has all but disappeared in modern day society. Feminism has been absorbed by the mainstream and it is all we have been taught since we could first read. Although chances are nobody ever presents modern day morals as feminist viewpoints, they nonetheless are. The feminist quest for equality between the sexes relied upon convincing our entire society that there are no real differences between men and women. It relied upon convincing society that the housewife was a nobody and a parasite. It relied upon removing the legal protections women once held under the law (yes, despite what feminists wish to convince everyone, women held numerous rights and protections under the law, in fact much more than we do now, before the feminist movement came along). Thus, those women who do choose to rely upon their husbands to provide their needs are looked down upon today. If the traditional woman is not looked down upon just for the role she has chosen, then those around her who hold feminist viewpoints will try to scare her and get her to distrust her husband. The feminist movement relied upon convincing women they were inferior to men, that their natural role in life was most degrading and worthless and that women do not contribute to society unless they are a wage-earner.

First, feminism draws on the theory that women are naturally inferior to men. However, this could not be further from the truth. If anything, women hold a biological superiority as we are the only ones who can give birth, and thus, our bodies are in sync with eternity as we do the most important work in the world.

“Males were given the pronoun because child-bearing is what really counts, and only women can do it; men must do other things to justify their existence. Each refusal to use the male pronoun as the general referent is intended as-and is understood by society to be-an assertion that the traditional female role is inferior. By taking back the pronoun, society is declaring that this child-bearing ability-the one thing women possess and men lack-is of much less value than we once thought.”[i]

Women, however, do not grow up with this understanding.

“These words are foreign to young people. They have never heard anyone suggest women are the superior sex. On the contrary, they’ve been told women are inferior… Women of yesteryear had enormous power, just of a different variety… In the past marriage and family took center stage, women were exalted on the home front. Husbands deferred to wives on virtually all household matters, including child rearing. Women were revered for their unique sensibilities.”[ii]

We are taught today that the women of our past always believed themselves inferior to men simply because they did not have a penis. But, in no civilization has penis envy been found in women. What has been observed, however, is Karen Horney’s theory of “womb envy:”

“Almost nowhere in the anthropological records is found evidence of Freudian penis envy (except among other men), but womb envy is ubiquitous. It confirms female sexual superiority as a basic reality of human life, universally apparent but feverishly denied-and aggressively countervailed in action-by posturing men in all societies.”[iii]

Feminists tell us there is no difference between female sexuality and male sexuality. They have stripped women of their true worth and true identity. They deny the differences between the sexes at every turn, except where they obviously cannot get away with it (eg.., women give birth and men don’t). Once again, they have convinced society that female sexuality has no inherent worth that is any different from male sexuality. Feminists are wrong, however, as female and male sexuality could not be more different than each other. They have turned the tables on women with the sexual revolution by convincing women to pursue sex on male terms. After all, they say, who says it is not really the male who is being used?

“…in virtually all [societies] sex is regarded as something the woman does for the man. He needs it more urgently than she does. He has no alternative or extended sexual role…Therefore in every human society the man has to bring something to the woman. He has to perform a service or give a gift. At the very least, he must offer something more than his own urgency or he will not even be able to gratify the woman sexually…The man still has to perform-still has to offer something beyond himself, and beyond her reach-if she is to receive him.”[iv]

What is more, in the area of work, feminists seek to convince us, and they have done a very good job, that women simply do not contribute to society if they are not wage earners. If they are dependent on their husbands for support then in the eyes of feminists they are lazy and are not even to be considered as adults because they do not “pay their own way” in life. However, the traditional woman needs no justification for her decision not to become a wage earner. By nature of her very biology, a woman already does hard work in this life. We can use Phyllis Schlafly as an example:

“By bearing and nurturing six children, who have grown into educated citizens who will pay decades upon decades of taxes into the Social Security system, I have done vastly more financially for the Social Security system than any other worker who pays taxes into the system all his or her life. In the normal course of events, my four sons can be expected to pay taxes into the Social Security system for forty to fifty years each, and my two daughters for at least twenty to thirty years each. That is many times the financial value of a male or female worker who pays taxes into the system all his or her life.”[v]

Our value to the men in our lives should not be about how many hours we put in at the office. While there may be a few men out there that do, most men do not want an “equal partner” like most feminists like to claim. And most women would not be happy with such an arrangement very long. While women have the upper hand when it comes to sexuality, men throughout history have strived for different accomplishments in life because they must prove themselves in different ways.

“…It’s been an almost universal rule of civilization that girls became women simply by reaching physical maturity, but boys had to pass a test. They needed to demonstrate courage, physical prowess or mastery of the necessary skills.”[vi]

Women becoming more self-sufficient even in marriage has greatly done a disservice to men, women, and all of society. We are taught to pursue careers and compete with men in every area of life. But women are not happy with such an arrangement and neither are men. Very few women want to be the breadwinners for a family and very few men want to play wife to a high-earning career woman.

“When women usurp men’s role in society, as they do now, it messes up the order of things. Most men don’t want to compete with women; they want to take care of them. It makes men feel important and boosts their self-esteem.”[vii]

In conclusion, the traditional women does not need to justify her position within her family or society. She is inherently of great worth to the future of society and to her family. Ultimately it is the women who are responsible for civilization. It is women who settle men down and turn them into responsible husbands and fathers.

“The crucial process of civilization is the subordination of male sexual impulses and biology to the long-term horizons of female sexuality…In creating civilization, women transform male lust into love; channel wanderlust into jobs, homes, and families; link men to specific children; rear children into citizens; and change hunters to fathers. The prime fact of life is the sexual superiority of women.”[viii]

As we see now, however, women have given up this role and instead believe they must imitate men in order to be of worth and be successful.

“…And thus women have relinquished their role as the civilizers of men, who teach them to become responsible job holders, husbands, and fathers. Instead, women now bestow sexual rewards on men without requiring that they work in the hairpin factory to support women and their children.”[ix]

Bibliography:
[i] Graglia, F.C. “Domestic Tranquility: a brief against feminism,” pg. 155. Spence, 1998.
[ii] Venker, S. & Schlafly, S. “Flipside of Feminism: What Smart Women Know and Men Can’t Say” WND Books, 2011.
[iii] Gilder, G. “Men and Marriage.” Pelican, 1993.
[iv] Gilder, G. “Men and Marriage.” Pelican, 1993.
[v] Schlafly, P., Feminist Fantasies, Pg. 94. Spence, 2003.
[vi] http://www.henrymakow.com/flipside_of_feminism_men_dont.html
[vii] Venker, S. & Schlafly, S. “Flipside of Feminism: What Smart Women Know and Men Can’t Say” WND Books, 2011.
[viii] Gilder, G. “Men and Marriage.” Pelican, 1993.
[ix] Graglia, F.C. “Domestic Tranquility: a brief against feminism,” pg. 156. Spence, 1998.

 

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Thoughts on Female Suffrage and In Vindication of Woman’s True Rights

“We acknowledge no inferiority to men…It is our fathers, brothers, husbands, and sons who represent us at the ballot-box. Our fathers and brothers love us. Our husbands are our choice, and one with us. Our sons are what we make them. We are content that they represent us in the corn-field, the battle-field, and at the ballot-box, and we them in the school-room, at the fireside, and at the cradle…”

“For, at present, the law protects the persons and the weakness of women to an extent far beyond anything they might legislate for themselves.”

“Public opinion, almost chivalric in its courtesy among Americans, goes even further, and gracefully yields privileges, which will be best understood when lost…Deprive women of such protection, and place them on a sheer equality with men, to struggle for their rights at the ballot-box, and they cannot but suffer by a direct competition, which would create an antagonism.”

“As to property, the law extends to the single female, femme sole, all that the male owner has…”

“The proper sphere of woman we hold to be in no way inferior to that of man. That sphere is of the highest. As wife and mother she is queen of the most holy aspirations. When she moves in her own proper orbit she fulfills her true duties as a citizen; and while men are struggling with the battle of life for food and raiment she cares for the progeny- the future men and women of the country.”

“These, our dear sisters of Providence, need of all women the present union of law which shields their physical weakness, and of the moral sentiment which protects their persons. The ballot will substitute for this tenderness equal rights; then must all else be equal and common, and our sisters of toil must be crushed.”

-Dahlgren, V.M.  “Thoughts on female suffrage and in vindication of woman’s true rights,” Blachard & Mohun, 1871.