The Feminine Turn

I think this will be one of those posts that grows over time by accretion.

In any case I wanted to make a start.

This article of mine, with an interview with “PhD Bimbo” has now had 375 views, which is pretty good given its academic situation.

PhD Bimbo’s instincts, to rely on her femaleness in her life, are good, but she is stuck on the sexual side without regard – at least so far – to the childbearing side.

Here is “ContentWoman” on what we have learned:

“After 100 years of overt feminism, there is no evidence to suggest that men and women are equal in ability. It is not that women are incapable of more than being a housewife and mother if it becomes necessary, but that we are no better on average than men at anything other than that for which we are biologically designed. It is not necessary to have the majority of women in the workplace when men can do those jobs just as well or better in most cases.”

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And here is something I found today on why men still dominate the news. It is, perhaps, time for people to consider that certain realities about the sexes have not changed and are probably immutable.

http://phys.org/news/2015-09-reveals-men-media-coverage-women.html

“As long as men continue to monopolize the highest levels of occupational and social hierarchies, we are not likely to see a major shift in media coverage,” Shor said. “The resulting dominance of men as subjects of public and dinner-table conversation may reinforce and normalize in the minds of audiences the notion that power and newsworthiness are something men have and, apparently, deserve.” [Or, you know, maybe that is just the way men naturally are.]

Read more at: http://phys.org/news/2015-09-reveals-men-media-coverage-women.html#jCp

One of a series of pieces I wrote recently on what happens to a society when sex roles get ignored.

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One response to this post.

  1. Posted by Julian O'Dea on October 3, 2015 at 4:16 am

    The phrase “the feminine turn” occurred to me, probably on some vague analogy with Kant’s “critical turn” in philosophy. By “the feminine turn”, I mean the reappraisal and revaluing of traditional femininity, which seems to be under way among some contemporary young women.

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