Marxist feminists are no more fans of the nuclear family unit than they are of men in general.
Toxic, the lot of it, apparently.
Marxists say the nuclear family performs ideological functions for capitalism and teaches passive acceptance of hierarchy. Nothing to do with love, of course.
Zero to do with support.
And nada connected to happiness.
So, it should come as little or no surprise to read Clementine Ford today write:
“Leave your husbands.”
“Go women, smash the patriarchy, ditch oppression”, they shout, while crying themselves to sleep in a bed full of cats.
Her post today ranted about “the stark reality of domestic ‘partnerships’” and women supposedly “stuck” in relationships with “men who think that just being there and gracing her with the privilege of his presence means she owes him her life and everything that comes with it.”
Who are these men who are stuck in the 1950s? Where are they hiding? Do you know any?
No, neither do I.
She continued to speak about “the numerous women who live with men who ASTONISHINGLY refuse to wipe their own butts.”
Have you ever heard anything so utterly ridiculous? Are we seriously supposed to believe there are men who refuse to wipe their own butts and expect their better half to take care of that? Really?
Come on, Clem.
“Romance is a trick played on women to trap us into being men’s caregivers. Get yourself a good power shoulder [presumably she means shower?] and live alone. It’s the most romantic f*ing thing you’ll ever experience – a love affair with yourself and your freedom, in a space that belongs just to you. Your own bedroom! Imagine!”
As someone who has lived alone for many years, I can confirm that it is indeed many things, but “romantic” is not one of them.
Romance isn’t a trick. Women are not trapped into being caregivers. A love affair with yourself should be happening independent of any relationship. Ditto your freedom. And it is perfectly possible to have your own space, even bedroom, while enjoying the love, support and company of a good man.
When, oh when, will these young women wake up to the fact that modern feminism is feeding them a myth.
Men are not the enemy.
Don’t “leave your husbands” — find a good one.
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Corrine Barraclough has a journalism career spanning 20 years, including senior positions at national magazines in London, New York & Sydney. She embraced the whirlwind of celebrity and entertainment journalism and the heady lifestyle that went with it before walking away from it all to live on the Gold Coast and pursue a balanced life.
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