In response to Belinda Brown: A century of feminism has failed us. Women have betrayed men’s trust, Dr John Barry wrote:
Feminism pretends to represent the needs of all women, but in reality feminism represents the needs of only that small minority of women (~20 per cent) who prefer a career to a family life. However, in order to increase their numbers, this 20 per cent – who are only 10 per cent of the population – had to convince the other 80 per cent of women that (a) women are oppressed by the traditional family role and (b) women are liberated by entering the workplace. These two lies have been at the root of a huge amount of hurt and confusion in recent decades e.g. women who leave childrearing too late because of their career and end up lonely in a job they find endlessly unfulfilling.
I personally believe that we should support the needs and aspirations of all women, including the 20 per cent who want only a career, the 20 per cent who want only a family, and the 60 per cent who want some element of both (figures from Catherine Hakim’s ‘Work-Lifestyle Choices in the 21st Century’). As a first step we have to (a) wake up the the reality that proper childrearing is the cornerstone of society and (b) refuse to remain silent in the face of everyday feminist propaganda. Well done to The Conservative Woman for giving a platform to people who can see right through the typically one-sided gender drivel (promoted in places like the BBC and the Guardian), and are not afraid to say it.