The abolition of woman
Who says feminism is pro-woman? As the Anti-feminist Page observes, the point is the abolition of “gender” — sexual distinctions — as a principle of social order, and their replacement by bureaucratic and market relations. The abolition of gender means, of course, that women are to be abolished just like men. The latest evidence on the point comes from Smith College, which still calls itself a women’s institution. Students there have voted for gender-neutral wording in documents. The reason: “a growing number of students identify themselves as transgender, and say they feel uncomfortable with female pronouns.” Isn’t education today wonderful?
Posted by Jim Kalb at May 06, 2003 09:27 AM | Send