Hi my fellow college conservatives! Hope life is treating you well.
As I mentioned on my Twitter earlier on, I have started reading “The Politically Incorrect Guide to Women, Sex, and Feminism” written by Carrie L. Lukas. I have finished Ch. 1 and am almost done with Ch. 2. I LOVE IT! I urge all of you to go grab it and read it. I bought it off of Amazon for about a buck… (shipping unfortunately was $5. gross). But 6 dollars still isn’t a lot.
I’ve decided that I am going to blog about it while I read through it. Get some of my ideas on paper, compare it to Sociology, which I have found so far is the complete opposite of what this book is arguing. I hope you all will follow along with me and also include your own thoughts. I would love to hear some of your ideas.
The introduction provides a little bit of background into the feminist movement: its humble beginnings (the “first-wave”), leading into the “second-wave”, which is when feminists began to push more for political and social changes, and now the “third-wave”, feminism spreading across college campuses, influencing public policy and popular culture and misinforming young women. Wrote a few notes in the margins…
Note: This book is exposing the problems and inconsistencies with feminism. Many of my notes are in agreement with what the book is talking about. =)
“…it’s old-fashioned to associate sex with marriage and love.” (pg. x) Um. I wrote a big, fat WRONG. Seriously, people. Is sex not the definition of love and marriage? Obviously not in our culture today, which saddens me extremely. Sex is a gift from God that should be between one man and one woman… Go ahead and blush. It’s the truth. It’s sad love has been turned into a farce. I find that my views on marriage and love, and yes, sex, is snubbed by my “friends.” They don’t understand why I want to wait until marriage, why I have this romantic view of love. But I believe that there is STILL such a thing as undying love today, even in our society of one-night stands and extremely high divorce rates. I pray every night that God blesses me with a great husband. I have faith He will.
“…women’s primary goal should be to work full-time and make money.” (pg. xi) Well, this is all and dandy, if it’s actually what a woman WANTS. But what about all the women out there, such as myself, who want to be mothers? This doesn’t mean they are saying that men have power over them. Feminists have such a misconstrued image of what marriage REALLY is. Maybe they should educate themselves.
Interesting point: The original feminist movement was created to get the rights men had. Well, I think they have succeeded. Don’t you? I can’t think of a law that enables men but prohibits women. If I’m wrong, please correct me. Feminists are just always geared for a fight though. They don’t know when to just stop. They want women and men to be interchangeable. And I hate to bust their bubble, but this will never happen. To be totally honest, I don’t want to be a man. I don’t want to be interchangeable with them either, no offense guys. Men and women are biologically different. There is no changing that, no matter how hard you try.
The idea that behavioral characteristics associated with women and men are constructed by society is one of THE major platforms of sociology. I am currently taking the class now at my university, and sociologists thing that EVERYTHING is constructed by the society we live in. While this may be true of certain things, gender and gender roles and characteristics of genders is NOT one of them. Sorry ’boutcha. I do want to get a good grade in that class, so I don’t outwardly disagree with my professor too much, but I just don’t understand where she gets half of the stuff for our class. It’s a load of hogwash to me. Because, honestly, men and women are just biologically different. It’s biology. Can’t mess with that.
And so we move onto pg. 2…. Yes. Men and women are different. But different does not mean worse! Yes. Women are different than men. Let’s deal with this fact. But just because I don’t look like a man, don’t have the same genetic make-up as a man, don’t have the same hormones as a man doesn’t mean that I am inferior to them! It’s just different. Men have things they are more capable of. Women have things they are more capable of. I told my sociology teacher that I thought women were biologically programmed to be better nurturers than men, and you would have thought I had just told her that I wanted her first born child (if she ever had kids of course). I shall tell you why I believe that women are better nurturers than men… Women are able to bear children. Men are not. Therefore, women (or at least most of them) have this mother thing programmed into them. They are able to feel the child growing inside of them. They are able to form a more intimate bond with the newborn than the fathers because, let’s face it, after spending 9 months pretty much joined at the hip, you better be close. This is not to say that men are not good nurturers. I just feel that women have a leg up on the whole nurturer, mother, parent thing.
Men and women each have their own strengths. Different can be good.
And on it goes. Feminists want a gender free society. Which can be obtained because gender is socially constructed. Uh huh.
They still argue that women still assume lower levels of achievement in business and politics (pg. 6). I don’t see how this can be true. I’m not too educated in the business arena, but I’m sure there are many female CEO’s. I would just have to research that a bit more. Politics I do know, however. What about all the women on Fox news? Megyn Kelly. Martha MacCallum. What about Hilary Clinton? Condoleezza Rice? Goodness, even Michelle Obama. There are many more. Seems like success to me. If women didn’t have equal rights, would I be able to blog about my opinions on the world-wide web? I’d have no say. No women would have any say. To all those radical, liberal feminists, I say back off. You won your fight years and years and years ago. Lay off!
Chapter 2 will be coming soon. Share your thoughts with me!
“The trouble with The Women’s Revolution is that we have not gone far enough because we indulge our fathers, husbands, brothers, sons… We accept the burden of being rational cause we know they’re testosterone-driven.” – Erica Long, a “Feminist Icon” (pg. 2) (This is sooooooo laughable, I can’t even tell you.)