I tend to agree with this article. One issue I have, however, is that some of the quotes from the new feminist, Alice Von Hildebrand, seem to still place men and women in competition, something I’d really like to avoid. See this:
Women, she said, are not called to be “productive” in this material way, but every woman, whether married or unmarried, is “called upon to be a biological, psychological or spiritual mother.” “She knows intuitively that to give, to nurture, to care for others, to suffer with and for them – for maternity implies suffering – is infinitely more valuable in God’s sight than to conquer nations and fly to the moon.”
She identifies something men can’t do, which is mother, and then declares that to be an elevated thing over and above all the contributions men make to our society. That doesn’t sound right to me and indeed, seems to keep to the ruts that traditional feminism formed, only choosing to change the reasons why women are better than men. What am I missing?
But in general, on the damage that old-school feminism has done to women, men and relationships–well, I see that very clearly. I should pick up one of Alice Von Hildebrand’s books. So much to read, so little time.by