Feminism Has Weakened Women


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Feminism Has Weakened Women
What exactly is a strong woman?
By Dennis Prager

Here’s a joke:

“Every girl is bi. You just have to figure out if it’s polar or sexual.”

This joke was retweeted last week by Dave Weigel, a Washington Post reporter.

He retweeted it because he thought it was funny.

He thought it was funny because it is.

But, of course, unless a joke is at the expense of straight, white males, such humor is banned by the Left.

A real brouhaha at the newspaper started when a colleague of Weigel’s, Felicia Sonmez, complained that the tweet was misogynistic. On The Washington Post’s internal website, she wrote that Weigel’s retweet sent “a confusing message about what the Post’s values are.”

The Post’s chief spokesperson, Kris Coratti, then issued a statement condemning Weigel: “Editors have made clear to the staff that the tweet was reprehensible and demeaning language or actions like that will not be tolerated.”

The newspaper’s national editor, Matea Gold, wrote, “I just want to assure all of you that The Post is committed to maintaining a respectful workplace for everyone. We do not tolerate demeaning language or actions.”

The Post’s executive editor, Sally Buzbee, added: “The Washington Post is committed to an inclusive and respectful environment free of harassment, discrimination or bias of any sort.”

Post video technician Breanna Muir supported Sonmez for “speaking out against harassment, discrimination and sexism…These tweets/rts not only hurt women in our newsroom but make it extremely difficult to do our best work. Ultimately, it creates a toxic work environment.”

Another Post reporter, Jose A. Del Real, tweeted that Weigel’s retweet was “terrible and unacceptable.” However, Del Real added that because Weigel apologized — Weigel had immediately tweeted, “I just removed a retweet of an offensive joke. I apologize and did not mean to cause any harm” — Sonmez and others should stop attacking him. As a result, Del Real was attacked — so much so that he temporarily deactivated his Twitter account. When he reactivated it, he posted a statement saying he had faced “an unrelenting series of attacks intended to tarnish my professional and personal reputation.” He also accused Sonmez of “repeated and targeted public harassment of a colleague (Weigel).”

Apparently, additional Post employees began criticizing one another over the issue, and according to CNN, “By Monday morning, tension at The Post was still high.” Another left-wing site, the Daily Beast, put it this way: “a multi-front war within WaPo is raging.”

Sonmez, who had previously sued the Washington Post for sexism — a suit she lost — has been let go by the paper. (The Post had suspended Weigel for a month without pay.)

In addition to providing the nation with another example of the Left’s meanness, hypersensitivity and war on humor (unless directed at white males), this episode also reveals something important about feminism.

In the true Orwellian spirit of the Left, the overriding claim of feminists that feminism empowers women is the opposite of the truth. Over the past half-century, modern feminism has not strengthened women, but weakened them.

It is worthy to note that, except for Del Real, who called for civility and compassion toward Weigel, every Washington Post actor named in this story — Felicia Sonmez, Matea Gold, Kris Coratti, Breanna Muir — is a woman.

That’s why they were horrified by the joke. Few men — despite the fact that feminist activism has also rendered a great many American men weak — would find a similar joke about men offensive. Most men would find it funny.

For the record, every man I know is married to a strong woman. The notion that men are not attracted to (or are threatened or intimidated by) strong women is a feminist myth. While undoubtedly some men seek weak women, most men find weakness in women (as in men) unappealing.

In feminist Newspeak (Orwell’s term for the totalitarian redefining of language), when applied to women, “strong” means “easily offended,” and “perceiving oneself as a victim.”

Tragically, many women, especially young women, have come to accept those definitions of “strong.”

No wonder the depression rates among young American women are the highest ever measured.



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Agree. Women are now seen as a lower class, and now men can get pregnant n breadtfeed too...eyeroll...the world cant even define what a woman is. But men have lost out too...the worldly view of "woman power" has caused many men to recoil from chivalry...if I open the door for her, will she be offended? Kind of thing. It's sad...men I think would in general love to be chivalrous, but wont if they think that a woman will be offended by it...this cheats men out of being gentlemen.

I pray that ppl will turn to the unchanged truth of the Word of God to find true examples of womanhood and manliness.

One outcome of the wordly thinking that a woman who nurtures her children and is a homemaker is somehow "less than" a woman who puts her kids in the care of someone else so she can work, especially if 2 incomes arent depended upon is an attack on Biblical n centuries old womanhood. In our world women can do it all, but how's that working? The fallout is on the children...who is giving them what God says they need?

Plz dont misunderstand me, I myself am a nanny...nuturing other ppl's children for a living (n I pray to be a blessing n a witness) and I in no way condemn working moms! But I do believe Biblical womanhood is the ultimate, especially with a supportive, Bible obeying husband. God is patient, He allows things like moms who work who dont have to. But look how children have changed, and the family, and the divorce rate, etc over the years since moms of kids under 5 have joined the workforce. Has it really been worth it?


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And this is why I stay off of social media. Seems like people are just waiting for someone (mainly a white male) to say or quote something "terrible and unacceptable," and pounce on it.

We know we have problems when people are too afraid to define what a woman even is. I don't know what I'll do if anyone tries to call me a "menstruating person." Laugh hysterically? Cry for humanity? Bang my head against the nearest wall? Probably a combination of these.

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I pray that ppl will turn to the unchanged truth of the Word of God to find true examples of womanhood and manliness.

Yes, this is the answer and there is great strength in this too. :nod

Our society turns to what it thinks is the answer but it always creates continued problems and weakens a society or country even further.

God's way is the best way. He's not trying to keep us from happiness, joy, and fulfullment. He wants those things for us and has laid out the best way to have that in His Word.....if.....people.....follow.

Going one's own way, rebelling against God, brings misery....in the long run. It's simply harming oneself.

God's way produces strong, healthy families, societies and countries. Brings joy and fulfillment.

And that starts with walking through the only door to heaven.....repentance (change mind in regards to sin) and believing in Jesus', that His work on the cross saves a soul, completely and infinitely.

Call me old fashioned,
Homemaker is a pretty good title.

I agree!! Women who are homemakers should never think themselves less than.

"The Hand That Rocks the Cradle Is the Hand That Rules the World" is a poem written by William Ross Wallace.

He praises motherhood as a major force for change in the world. This is a very impactful place in the family!!

No wonder motherhood has been under attack. Moms are vital (so are Dads :) )

As an aside, I know there are moms who have to work and this is not meant to diminish whatsoever. Working moms often end up double and triple shifting with work, parenthood and as wives.....it's prety exausting! They are subjected to working as our society has virtually all but erased support for moms to be able to stay at home.

You ladies are just as valuable and very important to your families. God cares and sees your situations and He's here to help. :)