[Paleopsych] feminism, etc
waluk at earthlink.net
Wed Jun 15 20:57:54 UTC 2005
Michael Christopher wrote:
--Question: how exactly is the impact of "feminism"
being measured? How would one contrast it with the
impact of "masculinism", for example? Or disentangle
the consequences of feminism from the consequences of,
say, greed or video games?
For starters, how about Googling for "feminism" and see what turns up.
Or better yet, investigate any university course offering and see what
turns up for "women's studies". What you'll find is that just about
every world country has a listing in conjunction with feminism i.e.
Russian feminism, French feminism..... Then take ethnic groups or
religions and see what the links are available i.e. Islamic feminism,
Once you've done that you might view the relationship between feminism
and a list of academic disciplines such as Feminism and Science,
Feminism and Religion, Medieval History and Feminism....and so forth.
Feminism is akin to minority studies since women are still considered a
disadvantaged group needing the same protection given to other
disenfranchised groups such as Blacks, Hispanics, American Indians, and
Asian. A tall white male is an anachronism in 2005. I'm not agreeing
or condemning what has transpired, only reporting it and will continue
doing so as a "masculinism" backlash gains in momentum.
--No doubt, divorce produces a lot of insecurity. Any
schism in family or community is going to add stress
(and that may also apply if fundamentalism or politics
divides people) and a lot of that stress will fall on
Divorce is only one aspect producing insecurity and hesitancy on the
part of young people to marry. A breakdown in traditional religious
values replaced by rampant fundamentalism is another. Culturally
another factor with a huge impact is the Politically Correct Movement
whereby everyone needs to always be on guard lest something offensive to
some minority group slips out. This gives young people a feeling of
"Big Brother" always watching and competes with romanticism. Lastly,
and IMO a hugely important factor is the rift that is developing between
Darwinism and Creationism. Neither -ism is accurate in its format yet
most academics are lining up and grabbing some aspect of one or the
other movement, most favoring Science which they see as being synonymous
with Darwinism. It's no wonder young people shy away from traditional
marriage. Their world is upside down!
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