Intersectional Feminism

BY Herschel Smith
8 months, 1 week ago

Via Codrea, this perspective from Sweden.

Of course, there are various types of feminism. Sweden’s preferred type is not about universal sisterhood and the spreading of sexual equality around the globe. No, it is “intersectional” feminism. What is “intersectional” feminism? It is a species of feminism that, in accordance with the relatively new academic concept of “intersectionality,” accepts a hierarchy whereby other “victim groups” — such as “people of color” and Muslims — are higher up on the grievance ladder than women, and whereby women who belong to those other groups enjoy an even more exalted status as victims than white female Christians or Jews.

This means that “intersectional” feminists must be culturally sensitive and culturally relative, recognizing and privileging culturally predicated values other than sexual equality. They must be feminists who understand that while no expression of contempt for the purported tyranny of Western males can be too loud, overstated or vulgar, they must, in their encounters with less feminist-minded cultures, temper their devotion to female equality out of respect for those cultures’ different priorities. In practice, this compulsion to respect the different priorities of other cultures is most urgent, and the respect itself most cringing when the culture in question is the one in which female inequality is most thoroughly enshrined and enforced.

This brand of feminism, needless to say, is not confined to Sweden …

I would say that it’s actually simpler than that.  The patriarchy isn’t what feminists hate.  It’s the weakened Western values that now believes in nothing at all, thus willing to believe in anything at all.  This brand of feminism actually believes that they can change Islam to make it more progressive, ignoring the very history of this cult of death and its manifestations through a millennium of history.

This brand of feminism will always be searching and never finding, unwilling to embrace God’s perfect design for the family and society.


Comments

  1. On February 12, 2018 at 12:17 pm, Gryphon said:

    Sadly, this nonsense actually makes the muslim cultures’ view of Women being the Property of Men look almost Sensible…

  2. On February 12, 2018 at 1:08 pm, moe mensale said:

    Nothing about Islam changes, ever. It’s the same today as it was 1,400 years ago and as it will be tomorrow. Most people fail to understand this constant. They also fail to understand that wherever Islam finds itself, that host slowly reverts to Islamic law. Islam is a cancer and there’s only one way to treat a cancer.

  3. On February 12, 2018 at 4:44 pm, Henry said:

    “This brand of feminism actually believes that they can change Islam to make it more progressive”

    Much like the original Marxists believed they could change humankind to rid it of its biological imperative to hold property and territory.

    This is one of the attractions of free-market capitalism: it harnesses human greed as a positive force to produce universal improvement of human society and prosperity.

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