Republican presidential debate, Sen. Rick Santorum was asked what he meant when he wrote -- “Many women... find it easier, more professionally gratifying, and certainly more socially affirming, to work outside the home... Here, we can thank the influence of radical feminism.” -- It takes a Family 2005
Sen. Santorum responded that he was pointing out that “radical feminism” had degraded the stay-at-home wife and mother while idolizing women who chose careers over marriage and bearing children.
This is certainly part and parcel of the feminist ideology which has twisted our society into a pretzel of me-ism and influenced lifestyle changes -- for the worst. The women’s movement of the 60-70s perpetrated a lie in the minds of our young, claiming that there is no difference between males and females.
Vast amounts of money have been poured into biological and behavioral research studies, which all point to one conclusion: There are plenty of distinct differences which most people know by objective common sense. Despite the evidence, radical feminists to this day claim that, except for the obvious sexual organs, there are no differences.
Modern feminists like to compare themselves with the suffragettes in the early 1900s who won the right for women to vote. But there is a vast difference in their beliefs. The suffragettes believed in family - husband, wife and children - moral standards and raising their children to be good citizens. Modern feminists have rejected the natural pattern of family-oriented life.
Feminist denial is the biggest hoax against freedom and has produced detrimental effects in all areas of our society, government and educational institutions. The modern trends of lifestyles away from marriage and family are not what our grandparents and generations before them would have admired or respected.
“Women can have it all” - the freedom to pursue her own way - was one mantra.
Feminists have been influential in persuading women that promiscuity, one-night stands, shacking up, seeking careers, delaying marriage and children are perfectly acceptable. If they have children and pursue their career, the responsibility of nurturing and raising them is given to others; and there’s also the 41,000,000 babies destroyed by their pursuing abortion for convenience sake.
In elite feminist Hillary Clinton’s book, It takes a Village, the feminist agenda is obvious. Let the “village” raise our children is really code for “government.” The government will indoctrinate, brainwash, keep children dumbed down, grow them up only to be enslaved by the “State.” Contradictions abound in feminist thought.
By declaring women as oppressed by men and victims in a supposedly male-controlled society, the result has been upheaval and changes in the way we live our lives. Women seeking freedom from men, marriage and bearing children are going against the glue which held our nation up as an example of freedom.
Feminists hold positions in our federal and state governments continually enacting laws and regulations to supposedly “empower” women to self-fulfillment. This social experiment, starting with the 60s women’s movement for equal rights, has proven to be detrimental for most women, children and men. In fact, the consequences for our nation as a whole have yet to be seen.
Radical Feminists have an agenda, do not doubt it. They want to transform America from what they call a patriarchal society to a matriarchal one.
In their recent book The Flipside of Feminism, Suzanne Venker and Phyllis Schlafly contend that “the entire women’s movement was predicated on a Marxist view of the world.” They recorded the fact that Betty Friedan’s 1963 book The Feminine Mystique opened the door to women pursuing their “rights” to seek validation and fulfillment of themselves. According to the early feminists, the family - husband, wife and children - no longer fulfilled women and never had - another lie.
Venker-Schlafly quote Kathleen Parker from her book Save the Males -- “Feminism found common cause with Communist ideology. Breaking up the family was not incidental but central to that ideology.”
It is ironic that while feminism is changing America, the former Soviet Union is moving the opposite direction. According to a 1993 front-page story in the Los Angeles Times, “many Russian women see true freedom as the ability to be full-time wives and mothers.” The Marxist order of society denied them that right for decades and their children were considered property of the Marxist State.
The further away we move from the ideal traditional marriage and family, the nearer we move towards Marxist ideology. Is this what we want for America?