If anyone is blinded by ideological conditioning, it’s the feminists, who willfully ignore the stubborn data that refuse to conform to their prejudices. For their dogma to thrive, they have to discount such disturbing findings as "boys who grew up outside of intact marriages, were, on average, more than twice as likely to end up in jail as other boys, and twice as likely to use illegal drugs."
While radical feminists hold themselves out as champions of women’s freedom and choice, they have sought to systematically undercut the natural bond between mother and child and put a guilt trip on mothers who would prefer temporarily to sacrifice their professional careers and stay home during their children’s formative years.
No less a figure than Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg wrote, "Motherly love ain’t everything it has been cracked up to be. To some extent, it’s a myth that men have created to make women think that they do this job to perfection."
And lest you draw the wrong inferences here, O’Beirne’s book is not a condemnation of women who choose to pursue their careers while raising their children. Rather, it is an indictment of the radical feminists who insist on women marching in lock step to the monolithic dictates of the radical movement.
O’Beirne also makes quite clear that she has long opposed discrimination against women in employment and education and is a strong believer in women pursing academic and career excellence. It never occurred to her father, she says, that her chosen profession of law "was unsuitable for a woman."
Though O’Beirne has been a fierce advocate of equal opportunity for women, she abhors the radical feminists’ goal of legally enforcing an equality of outcomes, which would include, for example, absurdly equalizing the percentage of cosmetology, welding and carpentry students between the sexes.
The feminists, O’Beirne correctly notes, are not about empowering women. They have no room in their utopia for accomplished conservative women, such as Margaret Thatcher or Condoleezza Rice.
"Women Who Make the World Worse" is, to be sure, an entertaining, often humorous expose of the modern feminist movement, but at the same time, it’s a sober wake-up call, highlighting its destructive "advancements" and naming its primary culprits, including our would-be president, Hillary Rodham Clinton.
I have long admired Kate O’Beirne and her powerful work as a writer for National Review and a commentator on "The Capital Gang." But she has outdone herself with this book, which is a must-read for all who seek to understand radical feminism and the danger it poses to women, men, children, families, marriage, education and other essential societal institutions.
I have barely scratched the surface here. Get it and read it. You will not be disappointed.
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