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The ridiculousness of anti-feminist women

Jessica Valenti, of Feministing.com has a wonderful little piece at The Nation, and now also on Alternet. She talks about the latest in anti-feminist women and how they are doing way more harm to young women, and women in general, than feminism ever has. She specifically talks about Wendy Wright, and oh boy…

In a recent Fox News Special Report, Wright said that proponents of comprehensive sex education are encouraging young people to have sex because “they benefit when kids end up having sexually transmitted diseases, unintended pregnancies and then they lead them into having abortions…You have to look at the financial motives behind those who are promoting comprehensive sex ed.”

Yeah, that’s totally right. Sex educators are making millions off of giving kids proper sex education! Ugh. I’m sorry, but I find that such an idiotic thing to say. Another example:

Wright has also made the argument that the increase of women in prison is all feminism’s fault, for teaching women that “they don’t need to be dependent on a husband and they shouldn’t have to depend on their family” which could lead them to “where they’re forced to fend for themselves.”

Oh wow. That’s gold. Complete gold. The rest of the article states more things that conservative women have said and some of it is quite amusing, but quite sad at the same time. I myself cannot understand how any woman can make herself purposely inferior and not believe in equality. Everyone does have a right to their own political ideology, but I just have to ask myself…where are these women getting their ideas from? Hmm…probably their husbands now, their fathers before they got married…so, men. The patriarchy. This is what it does to some women!

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  1. zombie z
    January 10, 2008 at 5:59 pm

    Ahhh I must’ve read that article sometime because the prison quote jumped out at me as very familiar…but it was just too fucking ridiculous to even comment on. I mean, come on: independent women leads to criminal women? We’re so brainless we can’t even follow the law without men to help us?

    There’s a lot of fishy stuff going on in our prison systems at the moment, and it has nothing to do with feminism.

  2. January 10, 2008 at 9:28 pm

    Absolutely. It really has nothing to do with feminism. I have no idea how someone could come up with such an outrageous comment!

  1. January 10, 2008 at 6:19 pm

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