In the 1960s and early 1970s feminists like Betty Friedan, Gloria Steinem and Kate Millette wrote about a fantasy world, a nirvana where all that was wrong with the world would be set right. But this wasn’t a Hollywood screenplay; it was a plan for remaking American culture. That world was the land of Women’s Liberation. They charted a course to get there and women by the thousands signed up to go – especially those in places like Hollywood and America’s elite universities.
How would they get there? Here’s Kate Millette’s sister, Mallory explaining as she recounts an early meeting of what would become the National Organization of Women:
It was 1969. Kate invited me to join her for a gathering at the home of her friend, Lila Karp. They called the assemblage a “consciousness-raising-group,” a typical communist exercise, something practiced in Maoist China. We gathered at a large table as the chairperson opened the meeting with a back-and-forth recitation, like a Litany, a type of prayer done in Catholic Church. But now it was Marxism, the Church of the Left, mimicking religious practice:
“Why are we here today?” she asked.
“To make revolution,” they answered.
“What kind of revolution?” she replied.
“The Cultural Revolution,” they chanted.
“And how do we make Cultural Revolution?” she demanded.
“By destroying the American family!” they answered.
“How do we destroy the family?” she came back.
“By destroying the American Patriarch,” they cried exuberantly.
“And how do we destroy the American Patriarch?” she replied.
“By taking away his power!”
“How do we do that?”
“By destroying monogamy!” they shouted.
“How can we destroy monogamy?”
Their answer left me dumbstruck, breathless, disbelieving my ears. Was I on planet earth? Who were these people?
“By promoting promiscuity, eroticism, prostitution and homosexuality!” they resounded.
And, by and large they’ve achieved those goals. The family is on the ropes, marriage is anything anyone wants it to be, homosexuality is celebrated, pornography has been mainstreamed and even gender itself is no longer a given. And in the most liberal, feminist bastion in the nation, Hollywood, California, the entire industry is still built on the sexual exploitation of others. Sexual exploitation that feminists by the score, both male and female, turned a blind eye to for years. And that’s not because Hollywood’s movers and shakers haven’t bought in to feminism but because they have. They’ve fully embraced the idea that sex is just a physical act that can be done between any two (or more) people and that it has no long-term implications. Sharing a bed with someone is no different than sharing a cup of coffee. But thinking the destruction of cultural and sexual norms is the answer to sexual exploitation is like thinking a dousing of kerosene is the answer to a fire. It made such things worse, not better. It didn’t empower women, it enabled and emboldened abusers.
Feminists set out to destroy the family and have partnered with every imaginable sexual perversion lobby group to that end. They’ve supported the murder of millions of children so they could have consequence-free sex. Then, they’re shocked and appalled when at the end of the rainbow of sexual liberation they find not a pot of gold but a pot-bellied old lech in a bathrobe leering at them.