I have a problem with feminists and radical feminists.
Yes, we all know this by now, but it is not because I am brainwashed by some “evil conservative agenda.” I have logical reasoning and research behind my opinions. The problem is that many proclaimed feminists do not—that is, those who blindly follow the radical feminist agenda known collectively as “feminism.” Many so-called “feminists” are under the impression that modern feminism is about being equal in society and that all the leaders of the feminist movement want women to just “be who they are.” That may have been the case when First-Wave Feminism emerged, but that is just not the case now.
Take, for instance, the stay-at-home mom. She has chosen to stay at home, cook meals for her family every day, and raise her children. This wife and mother should not be criticized for her lifestyle. Unfortunately, she is, and can you guess from whom it is?
Feminists who follow radical leaders like Gloria Steinem, Betty Friedan, Vivian Gornick, Simone de Beauvoir, and many many others are fooling themselves if they believe the modern feminist movement advocates for women to “be who they are.” If they did advocate this notion, they would not say things about the housewife such as:
Housewives are mindless and thing-hungry…not people. Housework is peculiarly suited to the capacities of feeble-minded girls. It arrests their development at an infantile level, short of personal identity with an inevitably weak core of self…. [Housewives] are in as much danger as the millions who walked to their own death in the concentration camps.
Found right in The Feminine Mystique by Betty Friedan.
[Housewives] are dependent creatures who are still children…
Said by Gloria Steinem, Time Magazine, 1970
Or how about this?
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.
Published by Vivian Gornick, University of Illinois, “The Daily Illini,” April 25, 1981
Still not convinced?
Women owe Friedan an incalculable debt for The Feminine Mystique…. Domesticity was not a satisfactory story of an intelligent woman’s life.
Elizabeth Fox-Genovese in Feminism Is Not the Story of My Life
Here is one more for good measure.
We can’t destroy the inequities between men and women until we destroy marriage.
Robin Morgan, Sisterhood Is Powerful
I do not think I need to stress this point any further. Modern radical feminists do not care about women’s choices. They have an agenda and it is to force women into a mold of their liking and destroy any sort of family unit. Feminists: this is what is actually behind the feminist movement.
Luckily, if you don’t want to be part of a movement that rejects marriage, being a housewife, or being who you are, you have an alternative. NeW ladies stand up to this agenda and believe that women do have a choice. We can stay at home, climb the career ladder, or do both. We can be who we are freely.
Welcome to the NeW world.