Friday, August 11, 2006

The wondrous blessing of feminism: Feminists cherish female autonomy and have thus championed the pursuit of a career. Abortion freedom has become a core value of liberals because it also preserves independence. Sociologists have established that the main cause of the increase in divorce over the last 5 decades is the movement of women into the workplace. (And sociologists would rather suffer genital electrocution than produce a conservative finding). So tens of millions of our young ones have either experienced the divorce of their parents or, slightly worse, death in order to keep women freer. Seems like the cost is a tad heavy, but at least women are happier. Uhm, no they're not: according to the General Social Survey, women are not one bit happier than they were in 1972. Death and trauma reign down on our little ones for nothing.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Younger people becoming more conservative has more to do with the reality you described, we bore the brunt of feminism, than it does demographics in my opinion. In other words, while conservatives do have more children, the havoc the post Roe generation has suffered is more responsible for the growing conservatism.
An aside: some liberals like to say that the younger generation is more pro-life because we take Roe for granted.... I'm indelibly pro-life because I experienced having my sibling's life snuffed out (and seeing the divorces and alcoholism haunt my mother as a result).

Anonymous said...

I read somewhere that no other political movemnt was so judged by whether it makes people happy. That's true.

It seems that happiness is a reasonable critique of feminism, because so much of it came from Betty Freidans ennui.

Rob-ot

Anonymous said...

Keep up the good work »