Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Divorce: The Fault of Feminists and Uppity Women

Reading Phyllis Schlafly is a weird exercise. Here is this woman who has certainly made it in the public sphere, and made it by telling other women not to make it in the public sphere! Not too sure about what that might mean, but I think she would have suffocated to death in the kind of world she advocates to other women.

Yes, we are still covering the recent "it's women's fault" fashion. More is to come, by the way, but this particular post is about how feminism destroyed the family. Mmm.

Us feminists are incredibly powerful people, despite not having any money and despite probably being the most hated liberation group of all times! We can't get a voice in the mainstream media, we don't have armies, we have hairy armpits (except if we are naturally scaly snakes) and we are otherwise not f***able or appealing. Still, we destroy civilizations.

I kinda like that. Anyone who is moronic enough to pretend to goddesshood must like that. But Schlafly doesn't like feminists at all. She and Suzanne Venker have co-authored a book entitled The Flipside of Feminism: What Conservative Women Know - And Men Can't Say:
"If there's one thing feminists love, it's divorce - they consider it liberating." That's just one of the claims Phyllis Schlafly and her co-author Suzanne Venker make in their new book, The Flipside of Feminism: What Conservative Women Know - And Men Can't Say, to be released this March. Schlafly--political activist, bestselling author, syndicated columnist, radio personality--is often called the grande dame of the conservative movement (she is perhaps best known for her successful campaign to stop passage of the Equal Rights Amendment and founding of the national volunteer organization known as the Eagle Forum). Venker, a.k.a. "No Bull Mom," is author of 7 Myths of Working Mothers and a regular contributor to NewsReal.
In a series of e-mails and telephone conversations over the last few weeks from their offices in St. Louis, Missouri, they weighed in on marriage, divorce and feminism in our society:
Why do you claim feminists love divorce?

Phyllis: Their own writings reveal that feminists sought liberation from home, husband, family, childbirth, children, and the role of fulltime homemaker. They wanted to be independent of men and liberated from the duties of marriage and motherhood. So, their first legislative goal was the adoption of easy-to-get divorce. They were behind California's adoption of unilateral divorce, which then spread across the country.

So why do so many marriages fail, not just those of feminists?
Suzanne: Living in a culture in which people break vows easily makes it difficult to keep one's own vows. The modern generation was groomed for an independent life. Marriage and motherhood are not something to which young women have been taught to aspire. Instead the women in their lives tell them to focus solely on their career. The result is women don't think of marriage and motherhood as fulfilling in and of itself. It's silly to think there's something wrong with being in the kitchen--everybody has to eat! Sandra Bullock's claim marriage is the end of who you are is indicative of the modern generation's defeatist attitude toward marriage.

To sum: Divorce is the fault of feminists because not getting divorced requires a woman to be a full-time homemaker, and besides, feminists LOVE divorce. It gives them multiple orgasms and such.

Wouldn't it be interesting to do an actual study of the marriages of feminists? To see if they actually have higher or lower divorce rates than the marriages of anti-feminists? But then we would have some actual data and that is a lot less interesting than attacking feminists.

I can't take these women quite seriously though I know that they mean business and that many people do take them seriously. But honestly, to argue that feminists love divorce for its own sake! Not to define what one means by the "duties of marriage and motherhood!" And so on. I get that Schlafly and Venker hate women, pure souls. But the rest of it is not very interesting.

But do pay attention to this post and the one below because the next post in this "it's the fault of women" will show you how the tables are turned.