What was it that gave rise to the feminist movement? It was the hatred and disregard of men for the needs and interests of women and their children. In law, in finance, in representation, nowhere did women find their concerns taken seriously and addressed.
Spousal abuse was LEGAL, the restriction being that a woman couldn’t be beaten with anything larger in diameter than a thumb. Abandonment, even by an abusive spouse, meant that a woman was ON HER OWN, but unable to get credit, buy property…
Men’s REFUSAL to control themselves, their appetites, their rage & violence, their physical and economic power, was creating MUCH human misery and it still does. If men won’t do it, control themselves, WHO REALLY BELIEVES WOMEN AND CHILDREN CAN CONTROL THEM?
Therefore, the women’s movement.
If men wouldn’t love or care about their women and children, wouldn’t live up to their responsibilities protecting and caring for the young, the weak, the sick, the old, the voiceless, then women would do it. All they needed, to care about, advocate for, take responsibility for, these things, was access to all the benefits that men enjoyed- equal pay for equal work, credit, ability to buy and own property or a business.
Every thinking person felt that this was an important movement. Poverty among women and children was at a dreadful level. Single mothers and children were the primary residents and victims of crime riddden ghettos. Gunshot weddings were seen as the reason that so many women were abused and abandoned- they shouldn’t have been forced into marriage but it was because of the ‘stigma’ attached to unmarried mothers. Men felt ‘manipulated’ into marriages they didn’t want, into taking responsibility for things they never ‘chose’ and therefore, the excuse for them becoming violent with their wives and children.
This movement was quite successful with some few issues still unresolved, like equal pay for equal work, on the whole, feminism changed society.
Almost instantly things showed their ugly side. We should have seen it coming.
“The marriage bed is the most degenerative influence in the social order…”Margaret Sanger (editor). The Woman Rebel, Volume I, Number 1. Reprinted in Woman and the New Race. New York: Brentanos Publishers, 1922.
Rather than making the social order deal with, and take seriously, the concerns of women and children, women began to HATE their bodies, their children, and the men that were ‘using’ them.
“The most merciful thing that a family does to one of its infant members is to kill it.” Margaret Sanger (editor). The Woman Rebel, Volume I, Number 1. Reprinted in Woman and the New Race. New York: Brentanos Publishers, 1922. Sound familiar?
Free love meant that there was no longer responsibility for the acts of our bodies. Sexual partners numbering into the hundreds became normal and desirable, no matter what the dangers were for young women. Consequences were avoided by the use of the pill, which gave women the opportunity to filter out who would be born and who wouldn’t, to exploit their sexual power over men, to disconnect what they are from what they do.
“The campaign for birth control is not merely of eugenic value, but is practically identical with the final aims of eugenics.” Margaret Sanger. “The Eugenic Value of Birth Control Propaganda.” Birth Control Review, October 1921, page 5.
The very meaning of sex changed: “Through sex, mankind may attain the great spiritual illumination which will transform the world, which will light up the only path to an earthly paradise” (The Pivot of Civilization.)
THIS would be the new, TRUE calling of female bodies, the pedestal they would be put on.
Yet, real women, their bodies, and their children STILL had no advocate except that of the genocidal, the punishing, the abusive, the users. Society STILL had no interest in providing health care, equal pay, improving the situation for those who create the very future of humanity; no effective means of generating LOVE. This new ‘ideal’ was an utter falsehood, impossible for any woman to achieve, an impossible expectation destined to only intensify the de-valuation of females.
There was only one way to go and that is DOWN. The nosedive into hell for millions upon millions.
Young women- from Brittney Spears to Aliza Schvartz hate the very bodies they are made of. Brittney cannot manage her children, cannot manage to deal with her public image as a sexual icon. Aliza Schvartz makes the ‘form and function’ of a female body, HER OWN, a subject of ART- and doing so by using the chemicals that can damage her body for no reason of any lasting value.
They can find NO INHERENT value in who and what they actually ARE.
Yale, supposedly the bastion of reality and intellectual prowess, finds this acceptable. “The entire project is an art piece, a creative fiction designed to draw attention to the ambiguity surrounding form and function of a woman’s body,” Yale spokeswoman Helaine Klasky said in a written statement Thursday afternoon.
Such an act is no more fiction, no more a piece of art, and no more concerned with a young woman’s body than was the Rwandan Genocide.
In America alone, this has cost over 50 million lives of citizens who were destined to help us through one of the most difficult periods humanity has yet seen. Who knows how many geniuses, peace makers, great doctors and scientists have been slaughtered before they ever saw the light of day? By their OWN MOTHERS?
How many of YOU have sought, all your life, for your soul mate- the ONE person who would have made YOUR life complete? Is it not possible that their great light and great love was EXTINGUISHED in the womb?
The problem isn’t ‘drawing attention to the form and function of a woman’s body’ -it is ACCEPTING AND LOVING the feminine, by men AND women, IN ITS ENTIRETY. Both men and women have the responsibility to love and care for the women, the children, the men. Both men and women have the responsibility to grant dignity to their bodies, what their bodies do, what their bodies create, what their bodies make them responsible for. There is already far too much ABUSIVE attention given to young women’s bodies as it is.
As I have repeated many times to wonderful young women who are taking great risks with their entire lives, their entire future, by buying into these PROFOUNDLY DESTRUCTIVE ‘ideals’ and extremely risky sexual behaviors:
You DESERVE to be LOVED.