The feminists who led the 1960s women’s movement regarded motherhood as so burdensome that it approached slavery. Such ideologues presented family life as a sort of prison for women and a working career on the outside as a form of women’s liberation.
However, these radicals neglected to inform people that most husbands did not go to work to find self-fulfilment. Husbands often undertook external work not because they lacked more enjoyable ways to occupy their time but because they loved their wives and children.
Some husbands made the ultimate sacrifice of taking truly appalling jobs because they felt obliged to provide for their wives and children. They worked long hours at terrible jobs that they absolutely hated, or at least barely tolerated for the sake of the income.
According to Kelley Ross, editor of the Proceedings of the Friesian School: “Few men were so fortunate as to be doing something fulfilling or interesting that paid the bills at the same time.”
The feminist agenda has taught people to put individualism first, and then go on to blame others for personal failures.
Marriage to the state:
The last decades have seen the proliferation of laws allowing the unilateral dissolution of marriage. By making divorce easily available, the State transformed the institution of marriage into a weak legal absurdity that denies any form of personal accountability.
Of course, whenever and wherever a marriage breaks down the State will step in. Hence the gradual increase of the State’s jurisdiction over the family. …
The present system offers no support for the institution of marriage and has a particular bias against single-earning couple households.
As a result, much of the care work for the old, the sick, and the young that used to be done within the family unit is now done by State-funded social services or child carers.
Australia has now one of the most family-unfriendly tax and benefit regimes in the developed world. …
Fatherless children have more problems:
Confronting studies in the United States reveal that in the 1980s, 60 per cent of rapists grew up in fatherless homes, as did 72 per cent of adolescent murderers, and 70 per cent of long-term prison inmates. …
Some men are now convinced that caring and sacrificing for their wives and children is neither expected nor even virtuous. Fewer men are now willing to commit themselves to one woman in a monogamous relationship.
Once, fathers and brothers passionately protected their women. This protection has been considerably lost due to the sexual revolution in the 1960s. …
Power for lefty women:
Ultimately, radical feminists are trying to increase their power over men and women. In so doing, they effectively deny women their basic right to make independent choices for themselves.
The late French feminist writer, Simone de Beauvoir, notoriously stated: “No woman should be authorised to stay at home to raise her children. Society should be totally different. Women should not have that choice, precisely because if there is such a choice, too many women will make that one.”
Above all, on the radical feminist agenda, Suzanne Venker writes that it “has never been about equal rights for women. It’s about power for the female Left.”
Feminism was the pioneer for the modern left and its woke ideology.
If there is a genetic component to women who prefer careers to kids, feminism will die out eventually. Demography is destiny.