One of the feminists’ favorite bleats is that pointing the finger at the woman in any case of “sexual harassment” is “blaming the victim”. With a wave of a witch’s wand they have done away with all vamps, hussies, floozies, jades, tramps, and sluts. Every woman is as pure as the driven snow and as innocent as Little Nell.
The game here is obvious: in cultural Marxism, the most exalted title is that of “victim”. But if we depart from ideology and look instead at reality, we soon see that the real victims of Feminism are non-elite women and men.
Feminism has benefitted a small minority of elite women, who can now live as if they were (very successful) men. But for the average woman, feminism has been a disaster. Why? Because with its promotion of no-fault divorce, it has taken away the main support of ordinary women’s lives: marriage. Now, as they get old and fat, instead of a comfortable old age surrounded by children and grandchildren, they get dumped. All the husband has to say is, “I want a divorce.” The ex-wife is well past her sell-by date and is left alone, poor and miserable. From what I have seen over a lifetime, men do a great deal better on their own than do women as they age. I don’t know how many women of my generation have said to me, “If only I could have the life my grandmother had.” Feminism has made that unlikely.
Men are another victim of Feminism. The feminists’ game plan never varies. First, on the basis of “equality” (defined as interchangeability) demanded that women be allowed into every job, including many that only a tiny handful can do such as firemen, sailor, and soldier. When women cannot perform, the feminists demand that standards be lowered. Then, they demand that the aggressively male culture organizations that do dangerous jobs require be altered to make it comfortable for women. That drives the best men out. Finally, the men who remain are put under a reign of terror where if they so much as ogle a woman they are in serious trouble, usually through a commissar system that deems the woman always innocent regardless of her behavior. At that point, the institution is wrecked to where it cannot fulfill its purpose and everyone who depends on it becomes a real victim.
Both classical economic Marxism and cultural Marxism engage in loser worship. “Victim” is simply the fashionable word for loser. Both varieties of Marxism assume that losers have never become losers by their own fault. They are losers only because they have been “oppressed” by those who are not losers. Both Marxisms demand that society reach deep into humanity’s sewer and plop whatever it finds there on the civic altar where all must bow down and worship it. One might call it a cacastrocracy.
This in turn reveals Marxism’s foundational trick. It takes praiseworthy aspects of traditional Judeo-Christian societies, in this case charity for the blind, the botched, and the bewildered, carries them to an extreme and turns them into weapons against that society. This is how the cultural Marxists took over so many universities beginning in the 1960s. Those universities were run by liberals, but liberals who had not completely lost their grip on reality. The cultural Marxists took those liberals’ stated values, such as world peace, tolerance, and equality, carried them to extremes, and then turned them back on the liberals. The liberals could only respond with complete moral collapse.
Fortunately, both in the United States and in Europe, the day of moral collapse are coming to a close. Reality is returning as a political force. Reality tells us that if we want to keep men and women from sexually harassing each other (bat your eyelashes, girls), we have to keep them separate. Reality facilitates doing so, because it recognizes that men and women are not interchangeable. They are inherently different, their minds work differently and their traditional social roles reflect their inherent differences. Women make poor firemen and soldiers, while men are lousy homemakers and child-rearers. As always, there are individual exceptions. But if societies are to work, they must be based on what is true of people in general. And what is true is that feminism is a howling lie.