Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Culture news: When women become the men they hated

Elizabeth Scalia has a very interesting piece in which she discusses recent opinions about the results of the sexual revolution. She writes:
"The sexual revolution promise that women could “have it all” has always been oddly paradoxical: It encouraged women to find their best selves by aping men and conforming to traditionally male valuations of worth and relevance. Mistaking the word “equal” for the word “same,” these “hookup feminists” have become precisely the shallow, insincere, career-fixated, people-users that early feminists decried. From spare button-down shirt in the office, to meaningless sex, Don Draper has not disappeared; he has just changed his name to Donna. Women replace men, but the story—contra Schakowsky—stays the same."

1 comment:

  1. [T]he “hookup culture” so prevalent on college campuses and in the lives of young adults is “an engine of female progress—one being harnessed and driven by women themselves.”

    Ah, yes! Yet another observation lending support for the infidel Freud's posited "repetition compulsion." You recognize, of course, that the rascal didn't always get it wrong.

    "... [S]he took of the fruit thereof and ate, and gave also unto her husband with her, and he ate (Gen 3:6)." Here we have an engine of progress ... a vehicle "desired to make one wise," says Moses ... harnessed and driven by women.

    Once again, a cultural innovation is not protested against, too loudly, by men. "Hey, we're with you, ladies!"