September 2, 2008

Is feminism a factor in causing family failures? truth or lie

Posted in family, men, Personal, Politics, Sexism, Society, Spouses, women, Work tagged , , , , at 12:13 pm by keithwilbur

Divorce rates are over 50% . Kids are running a muck shooting each other. There are fewer and fewer fathers living at home. Men are not men now, they are ‘guys’ or ‘boys’ or ‘friends’. Women are no longer women, they are ‘gyrls’ or ‘hotties’. Fewer adults stick around the house to teach the next generation how to live. Do you believe feminism has played a role in creating this cultural phenomena and if you think so, then how and in what ways do you believe it contributed?

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4 Comments »

  1. jonolan said,

    Yes, I would say that feminism has played a role in the breakdown of the nuclear family model.

    1) Feminism has led more women into divorce. Given the nature of some of the marriages out there, this is not necessarily a bad thing.

    2) Feminism has led to the majority of mothers being full-time or near full-time working mothers. This has removed the full-time caregiver, nurturer, disciplinarian figure that used to be present in the home.

    3) The biggest effect, though secondary in many people’s minds – it led to two income homes with enough wealth to focus on material gain as opposed to family structures. This increased focus on material wealth has to have caused a lot of the underlying problems

  2. jimwilbur said,

    Well said!

  3. virginiaharris said,

    There is no one definition of feminism, so therer can be no single answer to the question.

    Senator Clinton and Governor Palin are proof that women can and do diverge on important issues.

    Even on the question of whether women should vote!

    Most people are totally in the dark about HOW the suffragettes won votes for women, and what life was REALLY like for women before they did.

    Unless you are cognizant of this history, it would be impossible to compare a before and after as better or worse.

    Suffragettes were opposed by many women who were what was known as ‘anti.’

    The most influential ‘anti’ lived in the White House. First Lady Edith Wilson was a wealthy Washington widow who married President Wilson in 1915.

    Her role in Wilson’s decision to jail and torture Alice Paul and hundreds of other suffragettes will never be fully known, but she was outraged that these women picketed her husband’s White House.

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  4. jimwilbur said,

    Thank you for your thoughtful post, I appreciate the information


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