Sunday, September 02, 2012

Feminism is bad for your health.

The NYT ran the obit for 67yo "Red Stocking" Feminist founder, Shulamith Firestone.  She was treated for schizophrenia in the 1980's after she had written her radical polemics that made her as well known as Kate Millet, Betty Friedan and Germain Greer.

Her book "The Dialectic of Sex- The Case for Feminist Revolution" extended Marxist theories of class oppression to offer a radical analysis of the oppression of women, arguing that sexual inequity springs from the onus of childbearing, which devolves on women by pure biological happenstance. 

“Just as the end goal of socialist revolution was not only the elimination of the economic class privilege but of the economic class distinction itself,” Ms. Firestone wrote, “so the end goal of feminist revolution must be ... not just the elimination of male privilege but of the sex distinction itself: genital differences between human beings would no longer matter culturally.”

Sadly, her sisters have made that prediction almost true.

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