WHAT KIND OF WOMEN SUPPORTED KAVANAUGH AND WHY?

Stop ERA.jpgIn the early 1970's I was working in New York City, where there was a massive demonstration by women on 6th Avenue in Greenwich Village confronting sexism and the social and economic inequalities and violence that women had been and were then continually subjected to. The next day, there was an even more massive demonstration, that seemed at least three times as large, of women pushing their baby carriages that seemed to be confronting the prior women's liberation demonstration of the day before with the message, "We, the majority of women, are happy living in a society where Father Knows Best and men are the bosses and heads of their families." and we, the majority of women, liked it like that.

Now with the nomination and confirmation of Brett Kavanaugh, it seems clear that there is still a large number- if not majority- of women who find the women's liberation movement and things, like #metoo, hard to reconcile with their continued subservience to the yet dominant male role, that they have and continue to accept in their own lives.

Science tells us that continuing evolution- both physical and social- is necessary for any species that desires to remain viable. Regrettably, all human beings, be they male or female- find change of any sort difficult, if not impossible, even when all humanity would clearly benefit from a more pragmatic approach to the more and more complex problems mankind is still facing, now almost a half-century after the women's liberation movement of the 1970s.

While I believe the Left has correctly identified and seeks to redress the inequalities women have and continue to face in human society, it doesn't spend much time in identifying and proposing how an alternative family and societal system of tasks and organization would function in a non-sexist manner. This is to say that while taking care of the family and nuturing the children might not be exclusively woman's work, it is somebody's work that if not accomplished in a timely manner leads to things like a higher rate of divorce and children who have never obtained the necessary socialization within their families that is necessary for later achievement, because both parents were working.

Just one more pragmatic and possible remedy for such a problem, that all families face in having children, would be to allow maternity leave for both parents, so that the subjective needs and strengths of the different female and male family members would be more easily organized in a manner that is less sexist and disruptive to both the families and jobs they both have.

Whether in the 1970s or before or in the present, there still seems to be a regrettable majority of women who have been raised in a sexist society that values women more for how they look than how they think and who they are. And if you are a woman who still buys into this game and seeks fulfillment under these old male dictated rules, you find yourself threatened by women who have achieved levels of education and independence that you never even thought was possible.

The present disintegration of the family as the essential building block of a viable society will not be meaningfully addressed and solved until all functions of a positively non-sexist functioning society are considered and addressed without the present sexist filter that destroys women and their female children, who for the most part continue to be raised with a sexist model that treats males with privilege and females unequally, perpetuating something quantifiably less than how a non-sexist and pragmatically honest society could be organized in a much more efficient manner.

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