Love this post about feminism being a luxury we can no longer afford. Although ‘feminism’ as luxury kind of ascribes positive features to it, as though feminism were a fur coat or a diamond bracelet. So I take issue with that.
However, this post allows me to enjoy recognizing the irony of feminism: that inherent in this philosophy is a heavy, heavy reliance on government for so many things, whilst simultaneously accusing me of being paternalistic and “not trusting women” as a pro-lifer.
I will accept this charge of “not trusting women” when feminists stop clamouring for government support.
Abortion is the single isolated case where feminists want women to be independent (read alone, uninformed and unsupported by anyone). Otherwise, they want all the paternalism they can muster, paid for by you and me.
Whether or not to use the term feminist for pro-life women is up for debate, and some women on this blog and some readers do indeed want to be known as pro-life feminists. There is a case to be made for that, particularly in reference to the abortion issue.
I, however, don’t want to be called a feminist . This is not primarily because of the life issue. The bigger point is that the vast majority of so-called feminists (in Canada) are way too weak and dependent for me.by