[lit-ideas] Cliterature and cuntini

  • From: Donal McEvoy <donalmcevoyuk@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: "lit-ideas@xxxxxxxxxxxxx" <lit-ideas@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 5 Sep 2012 10:05:19 +0100 (BST)

http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/2012/sep/02/naomi-wolf-women-orgasm-neural-wiring

Bar the point involving George Bush (which seems unfair), the reporter (a 
woman) seems fair to me.

There is much to be said here but here are some notes on contemporary feminism:-

(1) The current generation of young adult women largely see the most of what 
self-styled "feminists" have to say as of little or no interest. "Feminism" is 
a minority interest even among women (indeed it is largely confined to educated 
or middle-class women), and even then its practical impact may be thought much 
less than it would purport.

(2) The situation at (1) is partly due to that generation's outlook and values, 
in particular in their taking certain hard-won past political struggles for 
granted (which is unfortunate), but is partly due to self-styled "feminists" 
pursuing agendas and ideologically-driven falsehoods that do not appeal.

(3) Most women, both ethically and out of self-interest, would take interest in 
issues that bear on fair treatment and equality between the genders, so why the 
gap between "feminism" and young adult women and what should be done about it?

Donal

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