Let's Take Sentiments Out of Feminism
“Why buy toy guns and toy cars for a baby boy but buy dolls and toy cooking kits for a baby girl?” “Why not the other way round?” These were some of the peak moment questions, in a heated dialogue, with a passionate female feminist-friend of mine.
Such narrowly scoped questions about a broad subject, are characteristics of how the feminists’ prevailing agenda and thought patterns have been, almost irreparably, stained with impassioned, sentimental, personal and derailing rhetoric.
On top of the above example of my friend, studying the school of thought of feminists, on a global view, one will find that our dear sisters (I say sisters because the majority of the feminists are female) have been eluded by the thin, but highly significant chasm between “Sexual equality” and “Sexual sameness”.
Whether men and women are equal is a socio-political question but whether they are the same, is a scientific one. Sexual equality implies we are entitled to an equal exposure and access to medical services, educational services, employment opportunities but never to the same genetic make-up and physiology.
The tyranny of sentimentalism has successfully swayed the would be good feminism agenda, off the path of restoring sanity, on the planet!
In the pursuit of their ego-motivated goals to be better than, smarter than, richer than, blah…blah-than men, the impassioned women groups have betrayed the millions of fellow women who are languishing in poverty.
So, rather than champion their naïve personal interests of wanting to be the same as men, I suggest that feminists revise their agenda to push for a more objective cause of ensuring that we, or better still all women, have equal access to a sane livelihood.
So, whereas women and men are, or ought to be equal, they are not the same! The rise of radicalism and sentimentalism in feminism won’t stop until our sisters come to terms with this fact.
As long as our sisters are going to keep falling for the radical, sentimental feminists’ rhetoric that they are the same as men, we are poised to see more relational chaos in the families, society and the world.
It's only by understanding the differences between men and women that we can really start building on our collective strengths - rather than on our individual weaknesses.