A Theory of Feminism
by Right Wing Fighter
I’ve been thinking a lot about feminism lately. What with Hillary Clinton being the Democratic nominee for president, the issue gets a lot of airtime.
Feminism is not new. It has existed in one from or another since the early 1800s. Thus it’s not the product of some immediate philosophy or backlash. Rather, it’s the product of something longer-lasting. I’ve been cogitating for some time as to what it’s origin is. I think I have it. But I’ll have to ask you to be patient while I set the table, as it were.
Women want to be successes as women. That is, being attractive to men; being successful mothers; being a credit to their communities in a womanly way: all these things are, more or less, active in the female heart.
Now, not every woman is particularly womanly. But this doesn’t change the fact that she wants to be a success as a woman. Her self-image, her measure of success as a human being, is within the context of being a woman. But for the woman that isn’t womanly by nature, it is much harder to fulfill the requirements of womanhood.
Put another way: the gold star of human achievement for women is won within the context of womanhood. If a woman is not very feminine, it makes the race harder for her to win.
This brings me to my theory: that feminism is the product of women who want to win as women, but don’t think their odds are good. Therefore, they try to go into the male sphere and live there, since their self-image is not involved in male activities. In short, they can fail in the male sphere without losing their overall struggle for human achievement, because they are women. As such, they are not as worried about failing in that sphere.
This, I believe, is why many feminists are driven by fear into male activities. I’ve seen many feminists, especially older ones. They always have fear and disappointment written all over their faces. It’s as if the goal of their lives has been a failure, and now they’re merely eking out an existence in some fairly male activity that they do plausibly well.
Women want to be successful as women;
Some women are ill-favored by nature to do so;
As such, they fear to risk their success as human beings by trying and failing as women;
Thus they avoid the issue completely, try to crush their womanly impulses, and try to act like men.
The linchpin of this theory is this: if our self-image is based on success or failure in a particular field, we aren’t going to risk our psychology to failure unless the odds are good. Since not a few women are ill-favored by nature to succeed as women, I believe they try to avoid the issue rather than risk their psychology to a test they haven’t a great chance of passing.