Feminists vs the Family


#1

What are the feminists up to now? Read on…
catholicexchange.com/vm/index.asp?vm_id=2&art_id=31761


#2

the “family — with its repetitious, socially invisible, physical tasks — is a necessary part of life, but it allows fewer opportunities for full human flourishing than public spheres like the market or the government

I wonder what these people will think when they lay dying in a nursing home with no one gathered around them but paid medical staff checking their vital signs. They will have no family caring for them- they didn’t have a family, and maybe their family doesn’t see the importance of their family, so they chose to work overtime to make more money rather than visit their dying parent in a nursing home.

Meanwhile the person who had a big family- maybe they were a stay-at-home mom, and, for most of their youth, were pregnant more often than they weren’t- is laying dying surrounded by tons of children and grandchildren- a family gathered together at a sad time- a person knowing they’re not dying alone.


#3

Maybe someone can help me. I read an article in AARP a few years ago by a feminist that now regrets her youthful decision not to have children. She wrote how through the years she thought that her friends that had children were boring, and stiffling their carreers also.

However, as she aged she became interested in photography. She found herself photographing mothers and babies. One day it occurred to her why. She missed out on being a mom. She also figured out that growing old without children and grandchildren was sad.

She said if she had to do it over again she would have children. Did anyone else read it? It was by a recognizable name in feminism.


#4

On the same subject, I saw a recent interview of Kate O’Beirne, who wrote a book called Women Who Make the World Worse. She is talking about radical feminists.

I remember her talking about a feminist psychologist who considers “excessive maternal attachment” a bad thing for babies. She was exploring ways to cure this EMA syndrome, mainly found in traditional families.


#5

[quote=JimG]On the same subject, I saw a recent interview of Kate O’Beirne, who wrote a book called Women Who Make the World Worse. She is talking about radical feminists.

I remember her talking about a feminist psychologist who considers “excessive maternal attachment” a bad thing for babies. She was exploring ways to cure this EMA syndrome, mainly found in traditional families.
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“Women Who Make the World Worse” That is the best description I have ever heard for radical feminism!

In my job, I see a lot of sick, elderly patients with their families surrounding them. Their adult sons and daughters travel to be with them after they fall and fracture their hip, or when they are diagnosed with cancer, or other illnesses. How sad it would be for them to be dying alone with no one to pray for them and comfort them in their last hours. As the current generation ages, that is what will happen. People who have traded families for careers and success will be alone, with no one to call upon when they are in need. No one will care about them. After their spouse dies, they will be alone. God help them!


#6

After dating women who are tainted with feminism this is what I have had to put up with

women 18-24 - don’t want a commited relationship, they are encuraged to be like men and just want sex. They often say, “If they can do it why can’t I?”

then

women 25-29 - I don’t want to get married right now I want to focus on my career.

then

Women 30+ go into panic mode. They are now older and less attractive and they feel their biological clock ticking. The often just end up marriing the first loser that comes around. Soon after they get divorced.

I recently had a woman (31) get upset with me because I told her that even if I found the one I would wait 2 years to get married.

This is why I no longer date women who are feminist. It just doesn’t work out.

so not only is it destructive to the family it actually prevents familys from even starting


#7

Jim,

I’m with you. From a man’s perspective some aspects of feminism seems to ruin a woman’s ability to be a good wife, and consequently a good mother.


#8

paramedicgirl:

Thanks for the link to an unbelievable article. I plan to discuss it with my children: sons and daughters.

And thanks too for the PM you sent me a week or so ago. I had 10 days of sick children and regret not sending you a reply. You were right, and if I ever make it back to that thread I’ll apologize.

Thanks again for the article! Can you post it on the CAF Catholic News Forum?


#9

G.K. Chesterton also wrote something of a similar nature called What’s Wrong with the World. More specifically in the section entitled Feminism, or the Mistake About Woman. If you haven’t read it I suggest you do.


#10

[quote=Cupofkindness]paramedicgirl:

Thanks for the link to an unbelievable article. I plan to discuss it with my children: sons and daughters.

And thanks too for the PM you sent me a week or so ago. I had 10 days of sick children and regret not sending you a reply. You were right, and if I ever make it back to that thread I’ll apologize.

Thanks again for the article! Can you post it on the CAF Catholic News Forum?
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I hope your kids are better now. I have two out with the flu right now. You know, I first posted this in the Secular News Forum, then I asked to have it moved here. I thought it would get more feedback here.


#11

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