Thursday, March 12, 2009

Feminism & Propganda Posters and Ideology

United States: Actual poster from Women's Day Mar 2009 "If only I had a hammer" "smash patriarchy (the male world) at midnight" engineering and schematic design in background.

Russian Revolution Soviet propaganda. MARCH 1932 Anger women! Divide and conquer men, women and family in favor of dependence on the state and working industry.

Communism, Feminism, Socialism.
Origins of much of feminist ideology is rooted in socialist or communist theory in that equality is synonymous with a classless society. The advent of increasing political correctness is also synonymous with equality, classlessness and redistribution of capital productive capacity over the whole or between the sexes. Division of labor or differing gender roles is frowned upon. Put another way costs are asked to be offset by distribution over the whole of the population, between the sexes in the domestic and public sphere or is paid for outright by government provision and the peoples dependence on the state and working industry. With the level of corporate interest in government these have become one in the same. Our forefathers knew the importance of a division of church and state but never knew the importance of a division of corporation from state. Feminism does not seek equal opportunity but equal outcome through unequal means.

Most contemporary feminism, and almost the entirety of academic and political feminism, as Warren Farrel discovered at N.O.W, is what Christina Hoff Sommers has called "gender feminism," which is essentially based on a form of Marxist theory that substitutes "gender" for Marx's category of "class," or simply adds the two together, usually with "race" thrown in. This sort of "race, class, and gender" theory is typically a dangerous form of political moralism, with the same totalitarian characteristics as other versions of Marxism have proven to display. One consequence of this is that the substantive content of criticism is rarely addressed by feminists with intelligent formulated conjecture but rather it is considered sufficient to silence critics all together or vilify them as, "class enemies," i.e. directing ad hominem arguments such as "The Patriarchy" "The fragile male ego" and "misogynist" are often used in refutation as their supposed "oppressed" status, is supposed to be sufficient to refute objective arguments. When statistics are brought forth there is little substantiative substance to much of feminisms claim of female class oppression.

Any Men's Rights Activist will notice how free speech is censored in many feminist circles such as the group that identifies as Feministing, Yahoo Answers forums and elseware. Many MRA's have had their accounts suspended on YouTube, Yahoo Answers and elseware through collaborative feminist efforts of flagging the account for objectionable content.

Those who publicly express any other point of view other than to concede to feminist doctrine of female oppression will summarily be socially executed such as the former president of Harvard University Dr. Lawrence (Larry) Summers who was forced to resign upon the mention of physiological gender dimorphisms. Dr. Summers was then replaced by feminist and Women's Studies Department head Drew Faust. The Obama Administration is now seeking to extend Title IX mandates of gender equality to all science, technical and engineering departments in academia nation wide.

Excerpt from Wikipedia: International Women's Day "Started as a political event, the holiday blended in the culture of many countries (primarily Russia and the countries of former Soviet bloc)."

Through the feminine and in defense and provision for her, in being told she is not fairing well, her inherent entitlement to the labors of man and the state will emerge. In being told it is his fault men can be usurped. Women will surrender to their own needs, men will surrender to the needs of women and women to the provision of state and working industry.

"Nowadays the working woman hastens out of the house early in the morning when the factory whistle blows. When evening comes and the whistle sounds again, she hurries home to scramble through the most pressing of her domestic tasks. Then it’s off to work again the next morning, and she is tired from lack of sleep. For the married working woman, life is as hard as the workhouse. It is not surprising therefore that family ties should loosen and the family begin to fall apart. The circumstances that held the family together no longer exist. The family is ceasing to be necessary either to its members or to the nation as a whole. The old family structure is now merely a hindrance." "Communism liberates women from her domestic slavery and makes her life richer and happier." -Alexandra Kollontai -Komunistka, No. 2, 1920, and in English in The Worker, 1920

"The state is responsible for the upbringing of children" "The woman who takes up the struggle for the liberation of the working class must learn to understand that there is no more room for the old proprietary attitude which says: “These are my children, I owe them all my maternal solicitude and affection; those are your children, they are no concern of mine and I don’t care if they go hungry and cold – I have no time for other children.” The worker-mother must learn not to differentiate between yours and mine; she must remember that there are only our children, the children of Russia’s communist workers." -Alexandra Kollontai -Komunistka, No. 2, 1920, and in English in The Worker, 1920

In her book The Second Sex famous feminist Simone de Beauvoir wrote: “A world where men and women would be equal is easy to visualize, for that precisely is what the Soviet Revolution promised.” (p. 760)

"No woman should be authorized to stay at home to raise her children. Society should be totally different. Women should not have that choice, precisely because if there is such a choice, too many women will make that one." -Simone de Beauvoir

“Overthrowing capitalism is too small for us. We must overthrow the whole F*#@+*g patriarchy!” -Gloria Steinem( Detroit Free Press, April 15, 1974)

“For the sake of those who wish to live in equal partnership, we have to abolish and reform the institution of legal marriage.” -Gloria Steinem

This is exactly what was done. Women changed marriage law to absolve them of all liabilities within the commitment of marriage and thus divorce.

Women leave no choice now but to offset the loss of mothers and domestic duties with communism. Women's entry to the workforce has offset their representation in the domestic sphere. Domestic duties and motherhood has no value to a capitalist system and produces no imediate or actual monetary productive capacity. The saturation of women in the workforce has diluted and divided the majority of production capacity and monetary return between men and women to a point that many women don't have a choice to work or stay home but must continue to work. This combined with the largest wealth and income distribution and disparity between the top 10% and bottom 90% of the population since the Great Depression. A dichotomy of rich and poor is becoming the norm. Families must work harder than ever before in this feminist world both at home and at work.

Women have entered the workforce but the loss of domestic duties and motherhood must be offset somewhere. As such duties are a necessity yet an externality to capitalist production we must distribute the expense or loss over the whole of the population to support PAID MATERNITY LEAVE AND OR PATERNITY LEAVE. We are quickly moving toward this new reality. We must socialize or communize the expenditure. Another option of course is to capitalize child care and motherhood as a paid service thus introducing motherhood as a function of the capitalist system and or that of the state or corporations i.e.
paid childcare facilities as the Soviets did. 

Either way, motherhood must be communized or capitalized and paid for in cost somewhere. As it is well known that many women and families can not afford to have a mother or that women simply do not want this for their families. 12 weeks unpaid time off is the norm. From this point the child must be ripped from the mothers breast and institutionalized at 12 weeks old, this is the norm. This is the feminist utopia with it's seen or unforeseen consequences. Such a dynamic is eerily similar to the Soviet model of child care by the state.

Even so, if a woman does choose to be a mother the cost or cost potential will ultimately fall upon men as if the marriage is dissolved the male will be required to offset lack of female capitalist productive capacity by support through alimony. The cost of motherhood is always factored in and paid for somewhere. Female as a liability to the male is not equality thus pure communism and equal female productive capacity with males is the only way feminism can be implemented. Only when she has equal capital productive capacity would it be fair to men to have state paid childcare. Women may think they are independent but all they have done was decrease their liabilities through "liberation" and kept by force men's side of obligations while making male obligations transferable to them after divorce. All they have done is socialize the cost of motherhood in the realm of policy. The fact is that women and children must be supported somewhere.

According to feminists, equal pay for women by any means necessary including the denigration of male opportunity through affirmative action for women, women only grants, full scholarships and women only business loans are now and must continue to be implemented. The Cabinet level Council of Women and Girls must continue "special initiatives" for women and girls. Though the pay gap as measured over the whole of the male and female workforce comes to 78 cents to every dollar men as a whole of the workforce make (and not for doing the same job as is commonly stated) female productive capacity and representation must be made equal to males by any means necessary.This is the feminist marxist line of thought.

The pay gap has been shown to be the result of many different factors in women's choices in family planning and occupational interests leading to choices to work less or more flexible occupational roles and the choice of less lucrative but more personally fulfilling jobs. The feminist agenda is for not only equal and increased productive capacity by women but equal representation in all aspects of capital production in all occupations. Efforts have been made to get women into the high paying engineering and technical fields in order to make women equal to men.

(Update: The Obama Administration is investigating the expansion of Title IX gender parity policy that has shut down so many men's sports teams in collges to all science, technical and engineering departments nation wide.)

"Equality" to men and ambiguity not only in gender roles but ones gender identity as male or female as well as sexual preferences is the feminist agenda or what feminists refer to as androgynous and equal beings. A type of undifferentiated unisex being is the feminist utopia.

As I've experienced in my Women's Studies class in college all biological differences and development of gender roles or division of labor between men and women are explicitly denounced and attributed to socialization and products of human reason and that of male design or "The Patriarchy" or collectively expressed male incentive or propensity to subjugate and oppress women by providing for and protecting women, children, the family unit and providing for and giving forth to women, children and the family the fruits of his labor.

The goal being that in order to be free women must reach equal capital productive capacity and equal representation in all occupations as men. Reject male resource provision in all regard and become independent from the male in the mated pair bond accept where beneficial to the female in courtship, marriage and divorce.

The male should be exploited to such capacity as desired but not explicitly needed. To in fact not need from the male but take gladly from him is the ideal of female independence. While parity in productive capacity and representation is being reached the male can be used as an isolated resource provider through alimony and child support if he is no longer wanted for any other purpose. Alimony as it stands is not based on a median standard of living but is based on how much a man can make i.e. his productive capacity that must be handed over to the female. Usually alimony\ matriarchal family child support consists of approx 60% of the isolated resource producing males income. It is not necessary for him to be a father as fathers are not needed. Visitation of 4 days a month or every other weekend is the default. It is speculated that this is just enough contact with offspring to keep him producing for a female that is not his wife and a child he is not allowed to be a father to.

Once female productive capacity and occupational representation is equal to the males there will be no proletariat or bourgeoisie within a mated pair bond of marriage or in society between men and women. This is what Gloria Steinem was referring to in her quote I've cited above. The one power inequality left then is male-male competition and female choice in sexual selection. The male can then be used at her discretion and subjugated to provide resources in courtship, marriage, divorce or even against him in prostitution or any other use or service to the female in any means desired by the female. This then can be anything she wants. Whether we actually reach this point of denigration or if it is even possible is anyone's guess. Divorce is now the norm and marriage is on the decline in favor of cohabitation and the single mother home so it is my guess that men are responding appropriately and accordingly in perpetual withdraw. Men indeed must and need to go their own way. A return to equality and perhaps a division of labor and rights between men and women is essential. Men must begin to fight.

This is a first for our civilization to have such a norm of dissolved pair bonds between men and women, such a rate of dissolved families, what Hilary Clinton has described as a state of critical mass has been reached.

"Every society requires a critical mass of families that fit the traditional ideal, both to meet the needs of most children and to serve as a model for other adults who are raising children in difficult settings. We are at risk of losing that critical mass in America today."
Hillary R. Clinton, It Takes a Village, p. 50

As such the ultimate goal of creating parity, ambiguity and androgynous beings of the sexes will fail as indeed gender is not a social construct. Though female work of mother can not be measured by capitalist productive capacity, gender roles and the work exchange between male and female in their traditional roles have and always will be equal. To maintain the vestige of family autonomy from the powers of the state, working industry and feminism is crucial.

>Karl Marx himself knew the importance of gaining the minds of women. "Anyone who knows anything of history knows that great social changes are impossible without feminine upheaval. Social progress can be measured exactly by the social position of the fair sex, the ugly ones included."-- Karl Marx

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