Chapter 12: The Gender Wardens
April 6, 2009 | NeW Staff
Question: How many feminists does it take to screw in a light bulb?
Feminist Answer: That’s not funny.
The last chapter of Christina Hoff Sommers’ book, Who Stole Feminism?, further sheds light onto the real agenda of the gender feminists. Gender feminists aim “to save women from themselves.” The everyday woman is not enlightened enough to know what she wants, thus, the gender feminists must come, out of the black night, to SAVE the everyday woman, like you, like me, from our ignorant individual desires for romance, and other “patriarchal” institutions, such as marriage.
“Betty Friedan once told Simone de Beauvoir that she believed women should have the choice to stay home to raise their children if that is what they wish to do. Beauvoir answered: ‘No, we don’t believe that any woman should have this choice. No woman should be authorized 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.'”
Thus, I find it ironic that gender feminists call themselves “pro-choice.” And yet, they still aim to restrain women from choices to stay home. They do not force it, but they make it socially unacceptable. They infiltrate our world views through education and the positions they hold there. Below, Christina Hoff Sommers notes how to combat it.
“. . . there are relatively few conservatives in our educational institutions and cultural temples, and it would be most unrealistic to count on them to be very effective in combating gender feminism. Nor, if we judge by the sorry record of their faintheartedness in the academic world, should we count on intellectual men to engage the gender feminists in open battle. So the unpleasant but necessary task of confrontation falls to women who believe in free expression and who scorn those who stifle it.”
That means us, NeW women!