I might just be repeating what Cado said, but on the unintended consequences of feminism: Yes, the first consequence is better blamed on inflation.
Originally Posted by Lioness
The number of single mothers increased dramatically. The idea that mom can be a superwoman and do it all by herself.
That's still working on the patriarchal separate-but-equal thing. If feminism had gone far enough, than single fathers would roughly be just as common. Instead, we have a stereotype where mothers naturally know everything about their own children, while fathers are focused on their careers and vaguely aware of some very short people who also live with them. That's not equality.
Chivalry is dead or dying. Men bust in front of elderly women and ladies with babies to board a bus first all the time. And men used to refrain from cursing in front of women in public. I know, some women do it as much or more than guys do now, but there's still something so nice about a man who abides by a little old-fashioned courtesy.
I'm sure there are times when a guy comes in with an armload of stuff, and it's just basic manners to open the door for them if you're just standing nearby whether you're male or female. Why isn't it chivalrous if it's a female who opens the door, or draws a chair out, for a guy? If a bunch of guys censored themselves in front of me, I would just presume that they were looking for smarter ways to say what they really meant instead of just making swear-word noises. If they said that I wasn't fit to hear it just because I'm a girl
, that would certainly be insulting. Also, that means they would swear freely in front of other guys-- whether those male individuals would be offended by swear words or not. Isn't that rude to other men, to other people, to stereotype them so? What's needed all around is a better sense of manners, for everyone. Not manners based on sexism.
I think we are becoming more jaded to differences between the sexes, and it will be a sad day when unisex showers appear in the name of equality and when a (straight) man looks at a nude lady and has no reaction at all.
I won't be sad. When that day comes, it would just be normal. Actually, there must have been a time where that was
normal to begin with.
Evil begins when we start thinking of people as things, and sexual objectification of women was the first spark of that. How is it so terrible to do away with all potential for that? To have to depend on intellect, personality, and virtue, to sexually interest someone? Why is it so much better to isolate the physical appearance that it would be a tragedy
if men wouldn't objectify women? I noticed that you didn't say it would be a sad day if a heterosexual woman looked at a naked man
and felt nothing. Would it be a tragedy to you if she felt something?