Commenting at Dalrock, poster editalm made a defensive remark to another poster, Casey, that prompted me to follow her to her own blog and see what she is about.
Then she told me that I was irrational for not realizing that because she says she supports patriarchy, she cannot be a feminist.
I hope editalm will see that advocating all sorts of reordering of gender, traditional or otherwise, and selling it bacause it benefits women…..is feminism.
What follows is the perfect description of how traditional conservative feminists hide in plain site by claiming to be anti-feminist.
-Make it the sole obligation of the husband to support his wife and children. As long as the wife remains faithful.
-Protect mothers of young children and protect children by re-instating the Tender Years Doctrine.
-Protect a woman by making her exempt from her husband’s debt, especially if she should become widowed or divorced.
-Repeal no-fault divorce laws and reinstate alimony for ex-wives only to give security to women who opt out of the workforce to raise their children or help their husbands.
-Re-instate family wage laws.
-End affirmative action for women.
-Re-instate the husband as legal head of household with authority to make final decisions regarding finances and where the family will live.
-Encourage women to refrain from sexual activities until the male commits to marry and provide for her.
-Re-instating common law rights for women that were repealed in the name of equality, such as her right to recover damages for breach of promise to marry and seduction.
If that isn’t enough to illustrate the fem-centric nature of traditional conservative feminism, just take a look at the blog.
Its really simple, when the advocacy is sold using as features and benefits all manner of how women benefit, said advocacy is feminism, if wrapped in ribbons.
She describes herself as anti-feminist. OK. This is a point I have made over and again, that what better cover can there possibly be for feminism than to position themselves as anti-feminist?
This is, at present, the best we men can find. Venker and Co., doing what they do…..for the benefit of women. They call it traditional anti-feminism.