Men made the Industrial Revolution happen, but radical feminists obscure and downplay the plight of men in that, too, with nothing more than indoctrination through time-proven communist propaganda tactics. Here is an example, quoted from a feminist website that purports to be an aid in the education of children:
Classroom Lesson Series
The Plight of Women’s Work in the Early Industrial Revolution in England and Wales
© 2001 Women In World History Curriculum
Interactive site full of information and resources about women’s experiences in world history. For teachers, teenagers, parents, and history buffs.
It is your own fault if you believe the following (or any other) quote from that website.
The Industrial Revolution in part was fueled by the economic necessity of many women, single and married, to find waged work outside their home.
Who is at fault for that? Once a community grows beyond a certain size, money becomes the means of exchange. That point was reached for most of humanity during the stone age. The problem with views like that expressed in the preceding quote is that they focus on women. Men had similar and often far more devastating problems, but those don’t get mentioned by the feminist propagandists and are thereby removed from view.
Nevertheless, to give any credibility to the claim that the Industrial Revolution caused women to be forced into the labour force, it is necessary to look at the time frame involved. It is true that prior to 1860 many women did go out and work. However,
The desire to free oneself from work was common to all classes and both sexes. Dr Joanna Bourke of Birkbeck College, London, has studied the diaries of 5,000 women who lived between 1860 and 1930. During that period, the proportion of women in paid employment dropped from 75 per cent to 10 per cent. This was regarded as a huge step forward for womankind, an opinion shared by the women whose writings Dr Bourke researched. Freed from mills and factories, they created a new power base for themselves at home. This was, claims Dr Bourke, “a deliberate choice. . . and a choice that gave great pleasure.”
David Thomas, in Not Guilty: In Defence of the Modern Man, p. 89
From about the middle of the 19th century on, the women’s movement worked hard and diligently to separate the domains of home and work, to make the home domain one dominated by women, and to assign the work domain to men. The women’s movement succeeded in that and saw it as a great achievement for women. It had managed to secure the home domain for women, and to have men exclusively bring home the bacon, in addition to having men exclusively do all of the sweaty, dirty and dangerous jobs that were to be done.
Beginning in about the 1920s in the developed nations, along with the rise of socialism and communism, radical feminists (a.k.a. Marxist or socialist feminists, the currently ruling faction of feminism), worked very hard, diligently and successfully, to undo all of the advances that the women’s movement had gained up to that point.
Already in the 1960s, just 40 years after radical feminism came to the fore, the USSR boasted that it had managed to include as many as 75 percent of women in the work force. It took escalating socialism in the other developed nations considerably longer to get that many women into the work force. There it took about 40 more years to deconstruct the women-dominated home-domain and to undo all of the social stability that the women’s movement had created up to the 1930s.
The preceding text is an excerpt from the web page The Industrial Revolution and the Plight of Men.
The facts of history are not as important as what is written and taught about them. In this case, radical feminists, being in charge of and having firm control of the education curriculum, have the last word. The Industrial revolution enslaved men, by assigning them firmly to the work domain, while it liberated women from the work domain and gave them the liberty and control of the home domain — an achievement that was much celebrated, then.
The fact of that great achievement of the industrial revolution does not matter as much as that once-upon-a-time women, too, had to work to help to support their families. It is of course of no importance and an impediment to the goals of radical feminism that men made the Industrial Revolution happen, and that their sacrifices in doing so led to the liberation of women from the work domain.
The curious consequence of that achievement is that radical feminism promptly seized on that achievement as evidence that women were excluded from the work domain. Yet, that “exclusion” was what women had worked hard to accomplish, during all of the Industrial Revolution. Men are left holding the bag. There is no honour in that men made the Industrial Revolution happen, rather the opposite. Men need to be punished for the wrongfully alleged sins of their fathers.