Blog: The Atheist Indian
Topic: Maybe India Needs Feminism After All
Date: May 7, 2012
My admittedly superficial thoughts on the matter of Feminism for
countries that have not yet adopted it, is that basically it will end
badly for any society that adopts it without some careful deliberation
of what are desirable goals, what are not, and the determination of
appropriate checks and balances within that framework.
There is nothing wrong with providing safety valves so that some
individuals who wish to express themselves differently can do so, it is
quite another to simultaneously coerce women as a whole into acting
against their natural inclinations which have traditionally benefited
any society, while simultaneously encouraging them towards acting on
other aspects of their inclinations, which are destructive to the
current social order, and which in the past were vigorously suppressed.
Feminism in the West has given every appearance so far, in not only
throwing all of the toys out of the pram, but is also highly engaged
with throwing the baby out with the bathwater.
You can I believe, make a successful argument that where Feminism has
run aground in the West, is because it has been tightly coupled with
aspects of Marxism where among other things, equality of outcome is the
focus and the goal instead of equality of opportunity.
Wholesale adoption of Feminism within the current Western Marxist
framework, has already had observable and dire social consequences which
are still being played out. Examples abound in the UK, USA, and Sweden.
The first question that should be asked is, can your society absorb the costs of Feminism in it’s current format?
I have not given citations for any of my assertions (this is a
comment, not an essay).
However, this is the age of the Internet and
anyone can do their own research using nothing more than a search engine
such as Google, and keywords such as Cultural Marxism, marriage,
divorce, “man up” laddish etc. etc. etc. etc. and come to their own