This is am important dynamic in our so-called Liberal Democracy – which is not working – and cannot be made to work. There are many reasons for this – and the War between the Sexes is one of them.
I have ignored the problem myself, thinking it was too big a problem for me to handle – but that was a mistake, perhaps the biggest in my life. Now, late in life, when it is too late to do anything about it – I have decided to write about it.
It all began with the best of intentions, when the Women’s Movement demanded Woman’s Rights – which they were granted, reluctantly and slowly. And which many still resent. (The Equal Rights Amendment has never passed.)
The next step was predictable enough, even in advance, but after it happened – few will admit that it has happened. Even ardent feminists. Women turned against Men – in a Mass Movement.
Mass movements were an important development that emerged about the same time as the Assembly Line – and were probably influenced by it. And resulted in a new social class – the Mass. Which Soviet Communism called the Workers, and claimed as its own. It claimed it had no sexual discrimination – which, in many ways was true. Except at the upper levels of politics.
But let me return to the present – to the world I was born into – to a mother that hated me, and her husband. The last time I saw her, sometime in the Seventies, she was dying of cancer – but she made it absolutely clear to me, that as far as she was concerned – I did not exist! This went back to my grandmother’s generation – on both sides of the family. They hated their men – and indeed, their daughters as well!
This was not a situation that could last – and as I have already said – resulted in a society that could not last either.
Islam considers this one of its advantages – it has always keep its women strictly subordinated. And has no intention of changing this. In Afghanistan, the Soviets, and then the Americans, have tried to change this.
With no success.