Who really speaks for women?
In the politically correct culture, anyone who says that there are differences - any differences - between men and women is seen as a chauvenist or a misogynist. It is time that this be addressed.
It is one thing to recognize that there are differences between men and women. It is quite another to claim that men are better than women or that women are evil or that the woman exists to serve the man. In fact, many of the natural differences between men and women speak in women's favor. And recognizing these positive differences does more for women's advancement and women's well-being than claiming that no differences between men and women exist.
The woman can bring life into the world; the man cannot. The woman (with the exception of women, such as those involved in political correctness, that destroy it) has more natural beauty than does the man. Similarly the woman is naturally more compassionate, more warm, more peaceful and more patient than is the man. All these are positive traits that come to women more naturally than they do to men (and, in case of bringing life into the world, are uniquely feminine). And nourishing and celebrating these qualities in women does far more for womanhood, and far more for the world, than does attacking these qualities in women and teaching women to act like the worst among men.
The person who values these qualities is far from being misogynistic. The person who values these qualities is a true lover of womanhood. These are qualities that are superior to their opposites and make their possessors better, not worse, than those who do not possess them. And encouraging, nurturing, and celebrating these qualities in women does more for women's advancement and women's well-being than does attacking these positive feminine qualities.
Will there be women who do not want to develop such qualities? Of course there will be such women; but they have no business claiming to speak for other women or for womanhood as such. These women are inferior to the women who have such qualities. As such, they have no right to claim that they speak for women without other women having voted for them to do so. A good woman will want to be good to men in her life, in the same way as a good man will want to be good to the women in his life. The woman who wants to be nasty to men, like the man who wants to be nasty to women, is simply a bad person. And neither party - neither the women who want to be nasty to men nor the men who want to be nasty to women - deserve the right to speak for the one half of humanity that is their gender.
It is time that all parties in social debates be presented by the best, not the worst, among them; and that is especially the case in the gender debate. The practicioners of political correctness have been the worst women in known history; and the men who advocate actual misogyny and violence toward women are the worst among men. The women who practice the best, not the worst, of womanhood deserve far more to speak for women than do practicioners of political correctness.
And the more this be the case - and the more women follow the best and not the worst among women - the more sympathetic will be the case of women in the gender debate, and the more men will be willing to treat women better.