Gloria Steinem is definably not a young Progressive woman; she just celebrated her 80th birthday. She is the feminist who said “….(Housewives) are dependent creatures who are still children….parasites.” She also said, “Having someone who looks like us but thinks like them (meaning men) is worse than having no one at all.”
Another Progress feminist Simone de Beauvoir stated “No woman should be authorized to stay at home and raise her children. Women should not have that choice, precisely because if there is such a choice, too many women will make that one.”
Betty Friedan puts it where the rubber hits the rode, “….(Housewives) are mindless and thing-hungry….not people. ….(Housework) is peculiarly suited to the capacities of feeble-minded girls. ….arrests their development at an infantile level, short of personal identity with an inevitably weak core of self….(Housewives) are in as much danger as the millions who walked to their own death in concentration camps. ….conditions which destroyed the human identity of so many prisoners were not the torture and brutality but conditions similar to those which destroy the identity of the American housewife.”
What does the young Progressive feminist of today think? A feminist blogger, Amy Glass, wrote a blog titled “I Look Down On Young Women With Husbands And Kids And I’m Not Sorry.” One way she describes herself is to claim she has “big ideas.”
One big idea is, “Do people really think that a stay at home mom is really on equal footing with a woman who works and takes care of herself?” She answers herself with, “These aren’t accomplishments, they are actually super easy tasks, literally anyone can do them. They are the most common thing, ever, in the history of the world. They are, by definition, average. And here’s the thing, why on earth are we settling for average?”
“You will never have the time, energy, freedom or mobility to be exceptional if you have a husband and kids,” is another big idea. How about, “Men don’t care to ‘manage a household.’ They aren’t conditioned to think stupid things like that are ‘important.’” “Women will be equal with men when we stop demanding that it be considered equally important to do housework and real work. They are not equal. Doing laundry will never be as important as being a doctor or an engineer or building a business. This word play is holding us back.”
I doubt there is any I could say to the older ladies because their minds were set long ago, but maybe something a younger lady said might have some influence on the younger feminist.
Gisele Bundchen, a supermodel who has made Forbes Supermodel Rich List for the last seven years and who happens to be married to Tom Brady a NFL quarterback should be an excellent woman to retort to the remarks our famous and young feminist has made.
. “I’ve got the same interests, the same day-to-day life, as any woman. I want to raise my children well, be a good wife and work. This is what I value: are my children educated, is my husband happy, are people feeling positive energy from me? There should be a magazine to quantify knowledge, understanding and love for people: That is power.”
But then Gisele Bundchen may be one of ladies who will never be exceptional because she has a husband and kids. What exceptional woman could possibly place her children and husband on par with her work? She appears to be such a “dependent person.” Definitely, she has lost all sense of her personal “identity” since she is a mother and wife. Actually, she is nothing the feminist imagine normal women to be. It appears to me that feminist may never be exceptional because they do not have husbands and children. Perhaps they are too dependent on their ideology instead of being in touch with their real identity as women.
Evidently the real war on women is to be found in the Progressive ideology especially the feminist branch.