Wednesday, December 02, 2009

Fey Weldon: Please don't blame feminism

Feminism is too easy a target for those who rue the absence of stable relationships and family life. Capitalism is the real villain

Ms Weldon conveniently side-steps the fact that for years feminists worked hard to demonise marriage, and men in the eyes of women, and that feminist organisations gained power and public money through the government and the media. To look at the success of feminist thought, look at the prevalence today of abortion. Yes you could say that capitalism might have supported abortion, as it allowed the woman to carry on working, but equally you could say that capitalism would be against abortion as the more people there are around, the more products companies can sell.

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