Why Did Feminists Attack the Family? A look at the context of the evolution of the decay of the Occident, the role of the implementation of the international agenda for the planned destruction of the family, and the acceleration of the deconstruction of western civilization, not just western civilization but all of civilization.
Monday, August 27, 2007
The contemporary cultural and political war against the family has several causes, of which feminism is by far the most significant.
‘First-wave’ feminists in the early Twentieth Century were not at all anti-family. Indeed, one of their demands was that control of hearth and home should be the domain of women. Reference.
It was only as a result of second-wave feminism, in the late 1960s, that the feminist attack on the family began. The Cold War was in full swing at this time, and the middle-class young in the Western world became politically engaged with current issues such as Vietnam, and the US black civil rights movement. There was a radical generation gap between these youth and their parents, amounting almost to a state of mutual incomprehension. The youth found nothing in the political culture of their parents which provided them with the kind of answers they sought; indeed the political culture of their parents was often deemed to be the cause of the problem.
The popular songs of the time often reflected these sentiments. The David Bowie song ‘Changes’ includes the lines “What a mess. You’ve left us up to our necks in it”.
Neil Lyndon, in his 1992 book ‘No More Sex War’, says “we had nowhere to go but East”. Lyndon was perhaps the first to trace the origins of second-wave feminist ideology to Marxism.
In their search for alternative political analyses, the young generation of the 1960s, whom Lyndon refers to as the ‘New Left’, looked for inspiration to China and the USSR, and adopted Marxism-Leninism-Maoism. Marxism was to become the preferred political world-view of many young radicals, feminists included, and Lyndon attempts to trace how this came about….