Friday, September 10, 2010

Radical Feminism

The unfinished business. Rebecca Walker shares her story.
The ease with which people can get divorced these days doesn't take into account the toll on children. That's all part of the unfinished business of feminism.

Then there is the issue of not having children. Even now, I meet women in their 30s who are ambivalent about having a family. They say things like: 'I'd like a child. If it happens, it happens.' I tell them: 'Go home and get on with it because your window of opportunity is very small.' As I know only too well.

Then I meet women in their 40s who are devastated because they spent two decades working on a PhD or becoming a partner in a law firm, and they missed out on having a family. Thanks to the feminist movement, they discounted their biological clocks. They've missed the opportunity and they're bereft.

Feminism has betrayed an entire generation of women into childlessness. It is devastating.

But far from taking responsibility for any of this, the leaders of the women's movement close ranks against anyone who dares to question them  -  as I have learned to my cost. I don't want to hurt my mother, but I cannot stay silent. I believe feminism is an experiment, and all experiments need to be assessed on their results. Then, when you see huge mistakes have been paid, you need to make alterations. 
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3 comments:

Jessie said...

I sympathize with Rebecca Walker completely. No matter what a woman choses for herself, once she has children they should always come first. She had a terrible mother, but at least she was able to learn from her mother's mistakes and become a better parent herself.

elena maria vidal said...

Yes, I sympathize as well. A mother HAS to take care of her children because nobody else is going to do it.

The Informer said...

Femenists have destroyed a lot of the family and the role of the mother. They say the mother needs to liberated from their child. Femenists love daycare.

NewsReal Blog just did an article about femenists

http://www.newsrealblog.com/2010/09/05/top-10-boneheaded-parenting-trends-from-the-left/

and,

http://www.newsrealblog.com/2010/08/02/8-ways-fascist-feminists-are-ruining-americas-women/