Who do you think gave this nod to feminism in an interview?
Feminism certainly addressed problems that needed to be addressed. Before the late 1960s, when the women’s movement came into full force, women were treated like sex objects, and there was not equal pay for equal work. There’s now a level of respect for women that was not as evident, say, 50 years ago.
I’ll admit it: it surprised me.
But then he dug himself right back into the hole.
You explained some of the stereotypes of young girls — they love flowers and are more easily wounded than boys. Are there stereotypes you think are harmful that shouldn’t be reinforced?
Yes. In recent years — this is perhaps a product of the feminist movement — girls feel the need to emulate boys, even predatory boys. They are tough, rough, crude, profane, and sexually aggressive. Girls are often the ones to make advances toward boys, which takes away their need to be the initiators. That grows out of this empowerment movement that is related to some feminist ideals that are harmful to girls. Girls are more vulnerable, more easily wounded, and more sensitive in many ways. That is why it’s so important for the parents to affirm them, build their understanding of their identity, and help them cope with the culture.
Got it, ladies?
If you make the first move on a man, or you swear, you have to give up your Woman Card. (Ditto if you don’t like flowers?)
Glad he could settle that for us.