Anyway, I've got some feminist and Right-Wing Nut Jobs related topics on my mind, starting today with a piece I noticed some other bloggers picked up from the World
“The Monstrous Regiment of Women” explains that feminists tell women not to submit to a husband [What's wrong with that?], avoid having children[Well, in my experience, it's been more like, "You don't have to have children if you don't want to," but go on...], listen to their “inner voice” [I've heard women tell other women this. Some of those women may consider* themselves to be feminists, but this doesn't mean that feminism itself is suggesting this.] and chase a career[Again, this is more saying that women can chase a career if they wish, not that they must!].Hmmm...I count up to potentially 9 women in this list of 12 women that may be women who have chased a career (everyone other than those marked as "homemakers." What's up with that?
But the DVD’s voices say otherwise. They include Edinburgh University historian [1.] Sharon Adams, Jennie Chancey of Ladies Against Feminism [2.], cadet [3.] Jane Doe, former abortion provider Carol Everett [4.], homemaker Dana Feliciano, Buried Treasure Books writer [5.] Carmon Freidrich, “Domestic Tranquility” author [6.] F. Carolyn Graglia, John Knox biographer [7.] Rosalind Marshall, “Raising Maidens of Virtue” author [8.] Stacey McDonald, Schlafly [9.] and homemakers Denise Sproul and Kathleen Smith.
The women show how feminism’s twisted and irrational teaching has led to disaster for American women, pushing many into a frustrating, isolated existence.Ah! They must be speaking from personal experience, I take it? Except...there are about 4 women (Adams, Chancey, Freidrich, and Schlafly) on this list who apparently still have careers. (Others I'd have to research. So they wrote a book** once upon a time. Are they still authors today?) By gosh, if feminism is so horrible in suggesting that women chase a career, why don't they quit*** their lines of work?
* This is not to say that they are not feminists. I say this more to mean that I'll just take them for their word at this time since I am not going to, nor can I, evaluate the truth of such a claim.
** On another hand, if having a career is so horrible, why list these women's accomplishments as authors at all?
*** Of course, this has been a criticism of Schlafly for years...well before I was even born. Then again, according to Wikipedia, "Schlafly told Time magazine in 1978, 'I have cancelled speeches whenever my husband thought that I had been away from home too much.'" Well, I guess that means her husband allowed her to chase a career and as long as she came home at his bidding, then that was A-OK! It would seem that they should have qualified that earlier statement to say "chase a career without their husband's consent."