Feminism: Changing Direction
As in many other places, in America there is a separation between feminist women and all other women. The feminists have contempt for other women, seeing them as "breeders" and victims, whereas the other women see feminists as being mean-spirited and out of touch. There needs to be more interaction between these classes of women, resulting in each side teaching each other what it knows.
The women from places such as the country stand to be able to teach feminism-influenced women to be generous and compassionate individuals. And the women who are feminists stand to teach women in those places to stand up for themselves. That way, women will be able to have both goodness and power, and most importantly to have the power to make their goodness count in the world.
The problem with many recent feminists is that they haven't been good people at all. They think that men are by nature destructive, that sex degrades women, and that love is a patriarchial racket. They are mean and abrasive and think that this is the meaning of power and intelligence. Their single-minded pursuit of power at all costs has sabotaged womanhood to the point that even the more successful feminism-influenced women have been saying that feminism has gone too far. This must change.
More people will be willing to support feminism if it moves away from poisonous misdirections. There are many people - both men and women - who will be willing to support women if women choose to be kind. There are many people - both men and women - who will be willing to fight for women's rights and well-being if women conduct themselves rightfully. There will not be many men who are willing to support a movement that claims men to be evil; and there will likewise not be many women willing to support such a movement if it portrays women who have children as breeders or treats with contempt the women who are victims of domestic violence.
Feminism must transform itself into a movement that speaks to the people. It must transfom itself into an agenda that cares about all women, including women who live in non-feminist situations. Above all, feminism must transform itself into a movement that builds on the best feminine virtues - positive qualities that are more natural to women than they are to men. And that means very much such virtues as kindness, compassion and generosity.
At which point women will be represented by the best, and not the worst, among them; and women's rights and well-being will be a cause that is popular and supported by both men and women all across the board.