Women, Modern Feminism and Sex
George Orwell once stated:
"Sometimes the first duty of intelligent men is the restatement of the obvious."
Author Mona Charen in her book titled “In Sex Matters: How Modern Feminism Lost Touch with Science, Love, and Common Sense” argues that this shift toward shallow relationships is tailored to the male libido. In the book she took George Orwell statement to heart and stated:
“So let's say it: Women's desire for sex is less urgent and powerful than men's. Accordingly, nature has given women an advantage or bargaining chip with men. Why should women give that up?”
Do you women feel like many of you have given up that bargaining chip with men?
In an article published by the Washington Free Beacon Ms. Charen stated in her book:
The sexual revolution allowed these writers to shape feminist ideas about sex, with a ripple effect extending to women who didn't sign up for it. Seeing such bankrupt ideas maintaining deep and wide influence, worrying statistics about women's present unhappiness come to make sense.
Ms. Charen quotes French feminist Simone de Beauvoir who said:
No woman should be authorized to stay at home to bring up her children…Society should be totally different. Women should not have that choice, precisely because if there is such a choice, too many women will make that one.
Am I understanding that Ms. Beauvoir does not want to give women a choice? Is it not the woman’s body and life and she should be able to do whatever she wants with it?
Apparently the modern feminism movement is against giving women choice, interesting.
Ms. Charen wrote that:
The most reliable statistics indicate women are less happy than they were before the sexual revolution took hold.
Ms. Charen believes that women simply aren't “fulfilled by climbing corporate ladders and getting degrees; they want their full nurturing, caring selves to blossom through familial relationships that require cutting back on work here and there”.
She not only comes to her revelation from statistics she also drew from her own life. She describes in her book that she “drastically cut back on work when she saw her adopted son responding with greater affection to his nanny than to her”.
Has feminism gone to far ladies?
Should you be ashamed of wanting to be a stay at home mother and raise your family?