Author: Noel Murphy
This is not an opinion piece.
This is me just asking a question, mostly to myself, maybe to a wider audience.
Has feminism lost the plot? Is it still even about equality anymore, or is it just another way of dividing people to literally sell stuff to us?
“Is 3rd wave feminism the death of equality?”
As someone who grew up in the nineties, I believe I was in the glory time of equality and happiness.
We were the direct ancestors of the flower power 60s and 70’s children who strived so hard for equality in every aspect of life from Sex to Parenting, from Love to Work. I ask the question “what changed in this thinking?”
When exactly did feminism turn into an expression of hate towards men and what role has the media to play in this transformation?
Is the media intentionally turning the sexes against each other in an attempt to sell us the idea that we are the same?
The male suicide rate has almost doubled in Ireland since the 1990’s? Why is this and is it associated with the upsurge in radical left-leaning 3rd wave feminism?
I feel this is an important topic because in honesty I think the male voice has been silenced through the sins of our fathers. I think it is always essential to hear two voices in an argument and I honestly think the male voice is forgotten in the wake of #metoo and #timesup campaigns both being media creations from the cesspool of sexual scandal that is Hollywood.
I want to focus too on the death of the sexual revolution and 3rd wave feminism role in this along with the media.
For many years, starting in the 20’s and culminating in the 60’s free love was at the heart of the feminist movement. Women were encouraged to own their orgasm, in these days of #metoo is this now outdated, and if so are men to blame?
Is there a darker side to 3rd wave feminism and their constant call of “My Body? My Choice”? Is the George Soros’s of the world in this for the good of the woman or for the profit in selling the after effects of abortions?
Camille Paglia, the self-proclaimed “anti-feminist feminist” who in her collection of writings from 1990 to today, Free Women, Free Men: Sex, Gender, Feminism argues “Women will never know who they are until they let men be men. I do feel that I’m going to win in the long run… and that I will be seen to have been a prophet of my time.”
She goes on to say…
“It’s the young people who will determine what feminism will be, I think people are looking for a religion, the atheist declares, pointing to a feminist ideology that is universal. That’s what makes it very difficult to argue with anyone because they’re so locked into the commandments that they’ve absorbed.”
Is there a gender war going on and if so who will benefit from it when it’s over?