Christina Hoff Sommers eviscerates the modern feminist movement in this article. She explains that the modern feminists have been hijacked by the intersectionality teachers in the universities.
I agree, but there is a worse movement out there, and it is not limited to the leftists and socialists. It has invaded the churches and the conservative circles and it is not recent. It is not the feminist but the feminizer movement. It is the movement to take all of the masculinity away from men.
I am afraid that it began in the churches. During the social gospel movement of the early 1900’s the evangelicals began to preach a novel doctrine against liquor. Now by liquor, they were talking about distilled liquor, but their preaching became more radical until by 1950 all fundamentalist/evangelical churches had to preach against beer.
The next step was to preach against men’s “lust,” that is, we had to tell men that their sex drive was ungodly. So the previous times when lady liberty was shown topless was gone. Now the possession of a playboy magazine was forbidden. Boys had to keep it under the mattress and their mother’s warned them against “playing with themselves.” Therefore they knew that the natural male desire to view the female form was “dirty”, lascivious and one of the works of the flesh.
Now eating meat was on the table. The churches now began to tell us that we needed to go on “Daniel Fasts” of beans and vegetables. Eventually they started to tell us that we needed to eat like this all of the time for our “health.” (BTW, I’m a doctor. No, vegetarianism is not healthier, and no, vegetarians do not live longer lives).
Now the men’s meetings at the church were eviscerated. No longer could we go hunting together (you want to kill Bambi?). We didn’t go fishing together. No, now all we could do is get together in prayer groups and confess our lust to each other as “accountability partners” and pray for our general unworthiness.
No wonder the church is empty of men. No wonder boys drop out as soon as they get old enough to tell their Mom, “No.”
Complain about feminists all you want. Condemn the ideas of the “women’s marches.” But don’t forget the feminizer in your local congregation.