Feminism rooted in Marxism & Socialism and mission is destroying American family
In the most recent Presidential election I was struck by how the press and feminist were so disgusted by Candidate Trumps words and alleged actions against women, but had no such disgust for Hillary Clinton’s serial molester husband Bill. The supported Bill and Hillary and not Trump because the Clintons supported the feminist Socialist agenda.
The feminist movement is rooted in Socialism. Don’t believe me just look at the life of Dorothy Wolff Douglas Betty Friedan. In the 1920’s Dorothy and her husband Paul H. Douglas were personally invited to the Soviet Union where they and a group of liberal US college professors personally met with Stalin. Paul and Dorothy were staunch leftist.
Paul Douglas after serving in the pacific during WWII, where he served with distinction moved more to the center. Dorothy divorced Paul Douglas in 1930 and became a Professor at Smith College. Her radicalism never waned. In 1953, the House Committee on Un-American Activities confronted Dorothy with evidence that she had been a member of the Community Party.
How does this involve Betty Friedan (founder of National Organization for women)?
Friedan arrived at Smith College in 1938. She started taking Professor Dorothy Wolff Douglas’s economics course in 1940, and recalls becoming interested in literature on the Spanish Civil War and communist John Reed’s book Ten Days That Shook the World. More specific, it was in February 1941 that Dorothy Wolff Douglas e to made a great enough impact on Betty to convince her to adopt communism.
In 1946 after leaving Berkeley (talk about your Socialist hotbed), Betty Friedan became a reporter for the UE News. That union, the United Electrical, Radio and Machine Workers of America, or “UE,” was more than radical. It was communist-controlled, and among Betty Friedan’s assignments at UE News was to promote the communist-run Progressive Party campaign of Henry Wallace for the presidency in 1948. But there are still deeper communist connections for Friedan, which further explain not only her radical politics but her radical feminism.
As Daniel Horowitz found, Friedan read Friedrich Engels’ The Origin of the Family, Private Property, and the State, the classic statement of Marxist feminism. Friedan took down what Engels had to say about the liberation of women coming only when they entered the productive workforce: “The emancipation of women becomes possible only when women are enabled to take part in production on a large, social scale, and when domestic duties require their attention only to a minor degree.”
To that, Friedan added three words of her own: “along with men.”
The modern feminist movement was on its way. But it’s journey was not over. It still had to be drilled and instilled in the schools. On that, there were many who built on Friedan’s foundation, from numerous other radical feminists to the secular disciples of John Dewey—just for starters.
Below is a quote from Kate Millet of Columbia University (founding University for Socialism in US) in her thesis “sexual revolution”.
“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, “By promoting promiscuity, eroticism, prostitution and homosexuality!” they resounded.
Americans today need to understand that the feminist movement is rooted less in concern for every woman and more in far-left politics—even communist politics. There is a specter haunting the feminist movement, and that specter does not have the interest of women first, especially not conservative women.