This book inspired me to create a new bookshelf - "syphilis of literature." I guess it was good for something.
I haven't read it, and I never will. But as I scrolled down the book page in horrified disbelief, I came upon a review that provided enough quotes for me to form a judgment on this... thing.
"Women should be thanking ‘the men who came before us’ — not feminists."
Actually, can we just thank everyone? Would that be so bad?
"Women in previous generations simply didn’t have the time, or the inclination, to focus so obsessively on their identities. They also weren’t encouraged to sleep around, get divorced, put their children in day care, turn to Uncle Sam as provider, or belittle men. That is strictly leftist territory—and it’s been the worst thing that ever happened to this nation."
They also weren't encouraged to vote, own property, report abuse, say 'no', handle money, open credit without husband's permission, or get higher education.
But let's just make sure we scare people enough by bringing the dreaded leftist (or, as another quote states, Marxist) word here just to hammer into 'good American' brains that feminism is EEEEEEEVILLLLL!!!!
"Feminists do a lot of talking about wanting women’s independence and empowerment, but their policies simply transfer women’s dependence on men to dependence on Uncle Sam."
Because every woman who is not properly attached to the man (who, by the way, should be able to support her and children on a single income, as another quote states) is on welfare. No other options exist. Because 'women's dependence' is a fact, and the real question is only who she depends on. Independent women clearly do not exist. Or at least that's what I gather from the quotes from this book and the happy reviews of it.
I propose an alternative way of looking at things (and the one that all sane people already use) - women and men should be treated equally; some women will chose to pursue careers and other will choose to focus on motherhood and homemaking; and others will do both. And women and men will be free to choose for themselves which path they want, without someone telling them what to do, while living in the world where being a feminist does not automatically ear you a label of a man-hater.And we will stop writing idiotic books.
Now I guess it's time for me to shut up about this vitriolic bit of nonsense also known as a book and go back to my goal in life that is "Kinder, Küche, Kirche" (children, kitchen, church). Because I should not want any other options.