I’m sure many of you have seen the dust-up within the Feminist Party. Quotes from Madeleine Albright and Gloria Steinem caused the ruckus. I find the Steinem’s view as hilarious. I sympathize with some feminist views but the divide in Feminism makes calling yourself a Feminist — an admission of irrationality. Either get close to the same page or take separate names for the cause. Two groups saying opposite things under the Feminist label is just irrational. Here are the quotes and the one by the former face of the Feminist movement is a doozy:
“We can tell our story of how we climbed the ladder, and a lot of you younger women think it’s done,” Albright said, before pivoting to a scorching rebuke of young women supporting Sanders: “It’s not done. There’s a special place in hell for women who don’t help each other.”
Steinem explained young women’s support of Bernie Sanders over Clinton by chalking it up to sex: “When you’re young, you’re thinking, ‘Where are the boys? The boys are with Bernie.’
Are the boys really with Bernie? No one mentioned this in my non-existent boys club. Guys will also go where girls are but I always see complex social equations.
The Trump versus Sanders match-up interests me more because that’s a Capitalism versus Socialism debate. I see flaws in both systems. Socialism is the more idealistic system, but it seems rather obvious that Capitalism drove invention over the last couple of centuries. If machines are going to eliminate a multitude of jobs—we will have to have a more socialistic system. Are we to that point yet? I’m not in a position to answer the question and would rather hear from leaders in technology sector rather than empty-headed politicians like Bush and Obama.
The Rubio debate disaster was interesting, too. Obama got nailed on his teleprompter use and Rubio’s repetition of a line is similar in nature. Many of us want to see real people; not a cardboard poster with a speaker hiding in the back.
Back to the Feminist issue. Switch around the genders in the Albright quote. If it is wrong for men to behave that way then isn’t it wrong for women to be sexist? Isn’t the Capitalist or Socialist debate more important? If you are a young or old; man or woman—shouldn’t you be thinking best about how our society should move forward. Neither Capitalism or Socialism is evil; they were both created to best advance society. Be open-minded. When I made my Feminist Agent quote, I was pondering how open-minded anyone who calls herself Feminist can be. Shouldn’t you just call yourself a Humanist?
You notice I don’t tell you how to vote; I just want you to think. Albright was without a doubt telling you what to think, in my opinion.