Captain Capitalism shared this story about a single mother in radically-leftist French Canada. And she raised her fatherless daughter with all sorts of feminist propaganda, especially rejecting traditional femininity. But what happens when her fatherless girl has to choose between feminist theory and her need to get approval from men?
The story is from the CBC:
Last summer, I stumbled onto my teenage daughter’s social media account. What I found confirmed my worst fear: I had failed to raise a feminist.
There, among the pouty-faced selfies, was a photo of her posing, Sports Illustrated-style, on a jet ski in her bikini, brandishing her middle finger at the camera with a smirk on her face.
[…]All her life, I’ve tried to model feminism: taking her on marches for women’s rights, reading to her from books like Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s We Should all be Feminists and surrounding her with a community of strong, independent female friends.
I realize now that the wisdom of my mother’s “Women’s Lib” generation doesn’t cover the challenges of raising a feminist daughter in the 21st century.
[…]We want our girls to grow up brave, confident and assertive.
On this blog, I’ve written many times about the harm that feminism does to women. Basically, in the old days, women could be honest about what they really wanted. They wanted a husband to care for them, give them economic security, and they wanted to raise children and keep a home. They might get a degree and work while looking for a husband, but they really wanted a stable marriage, and to be needed by their husband and children most of all.
But feminism taught young women that traditional goals were “sexist” and therefore to be avoided. Instead of marrying early and having children, women were taught to delay marriage for their careers. Instead of learning how to objectively evaluate a man for his ability as a provider, protector, moral leader and spiritual leader, women were taught to prefer men who gave them entertainment and excitement in the moment.
Well, this single mother obviously has feelings about how to achieve the goal of having a daughter who is brave confident and assertive. But what does the objective research say about how to achieve that goal?
Here’s an article from the pro-feminist Institute for Family Studies:
Today’s fathers also seem to be having a greater impact on their daughters’ academic and career choices than fathers in previous generations. For example, women who were born in the 1970s are three times more likely than those born at the beginning of the twentieth century to work in the same field as their fathers—a finding that researchers have attributed not just to society’s changing gender roles but also to daughters receiving more mentoring from their fathers.
Another question on many people’s minds is: how does a father influence his daughter’s romantic life—who she dates, when she starts having sex, and the quality of her relationships with men? Not surprisingly, a girl who has a secure, supportive, communicative relationship with her father is less likely to get pregnant as a teenager and less likely to become sexually active in her early teens. This, in turn, leads to waiting longer to get married and to have children—largely because she is focused on achieving her educational goals first.
The well-fathered daughter is also the most likely to have relationships with men that are emotionally intimate and fulfilling. During the college years, these daughters are more likely than poorly-fathered women to turn to their boyfriends for emotional comfort and support and they are less likely to be “talked into” having sex. As a consequence of having made wiser decisions in regard to sex and dating, these daughters generally have more satisfying, more long-lasting marriages. What is surprising is not that fathers have such an impact on their daughters’ relationships with men, but that they generally have more impact than mothers do.
Their better relationships with men may also be related to the fact that well-fathered daughters are less likely to become clinically depressed or to develop eating disorders. They are also less dissatisfied with their appearance and their body weight. As a consequence of having better emotional and mental health, these young women are more apt to have the kinds of skills and attitudes that lead to more fulfilling relationships with men.
An emerging body of research suggests one more way that dads may shape their daughters’ mental health and relationships in adulthood: scholars have found an intriguing link between the way daughters deal with stress as adults and the kind of relationships they had with their dads during childhood. For example, undergraduate women who did not have good relationships with their fathers had lower than normal cortisol levels. And people with low cortisol levels tend to be overly sensitive and overly reactive when confronted with stress. Indeed, the low cortisol daughters were more likely than the higher cortisol daughters (who had the better relationships with their dads) to describe their relationships with men in stressful terms of rejection, unpredictability or coercion.
If the single mother in our story really wanted her daughter to be brave, confident and assertive, then she should have 1) made herself into the kind of person that a commitment-minded man is attracted to, and 2) evaluated men for their commitment-ability and then chosen one to have babies with based on their ability to commit. For example, if she had chosen a Christian man who took the Bible seriously on morality and spirituality, then that man would have stuck around, modeled how to love his wife, and taken an interest in his children. Someone who is able to make commitments and keep his word. And according to the research, that (traditional, “sexist”) approach would have done a lot more to reach the goal of having a brave, confident and assertive daughter. The feminist approach to raising children is exactly what DOESN’T work.
The problem with the single mother feminist is that her feminist worldview is based on her feelings instead of on research. She probably had bad experiences with the hot bad boys she freely chose, and then drew the wrong conclusions from those experiences. E.g. – “I gave my body to a hot bad boy to make him like me, and he dumped me. I felt weak, but it wasn’t my fault for choosing him. It was his fault for not changing into a good man after I gave him premarital sex. Now I’m going to stop being a weak girl, and drink like a man, have sex like a man, and have a career like a man, and this will work to raise a strong daughter. Welfare, daycare and public schools are all I need!”
The priceless gift that mothers give their daughters when they marry a good man is the gift of teaching them how to make a man like them without appealing to them with exposed skin and commitment-free sex. When a man is present in the home, and is treated with respect by his wife, the daughters learn that which male behaviors are best, and how to encourage and support good men who demonstrate those behaviors. Daughters who have fathers don’t feel the need to seek male attention with skin and sex, the way that many fatherless girls do. They get attention from their fathers for being good and for achieving and for caring for other people around them. They are attracted to men who give them attention for their character and achievements, just like their fathers did.
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Like Thanos, feminism in modern society is inevitable. Even for christian parents, you literally have to raise your daughters in a vacuum to prevent their infection by the disease. My own daughter used to be a talented and wonderful girl. Long hair, could paint, play instruments, very imaginative. Now she’s a short-haired corporate type who manages a store run by liberal wacko’s that love to push the gay/trans agenda. Instead of having children she’s continuing the drama of high school through her job. She detests me, as I told her upon her getting married that she should be obedient and submissive to her husband, which didn’t go over well.
I should have raised her in Amish country. Even Cappy would tell you the Amish got it good, just look at his previous article about the one he saw walking around the airport. (maybe those are Mennonites?)
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Basically both men and women need to reject the passion/emotion driven ethos of the time and go back to the God produced moral order of how things operate. Because the passion/emotional outlet disregards marriage in favor of things like sex with bad boys and divorce when the feelings in the marriage turn into anything less than entertaining and positive.
The mother does not realize that she succeeded spectacularly.
Just not in the way she intended.
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She railed against women having any nature that describes how they ought to behave in order to aim for wife and mother, and she got a daughter who is not acting like she is aiming for wife and mother.
She’s also learning that human sexuality is not a social construct. Men and women are biologically programmed from God to be masculine and feminine. No amount of ‘egalitarianism’ changes this.
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No kidding! Hook up culture is ruining a generation of young women!
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Feminism is all about women getting everything they want all the time, being happy with the results all the time, and getting the desired responses from everyone else all the time. It looks like this woman has begun to realize that such a reality does not exist. Even when you get everything you want all the time, you’ll soon discover that it doesn’t guarantee your happiness or that other people will act the way you want them to in response.
This woman raised her daughter to be a raging feminist. She doesn’t need no man. She’s strong and independent and can do whatever she wants. Why then is mom so upset when she decides that she wants to use her freedom to seek male attention?
If the daughter seeks male attention, she’s feeding the patriarchal narrative that women need men’s approval. If she doesn’t, she’s succumbed to “slut-shaming” and letting someone else make her decisions for her.
This article proves that feminism implodes when taken to its logical conclusion.
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We’ve had a massive top-down re-engineering of society in order to enable women to earn money like men: discrimination against boys in schools, free student loans for worthless easy majors in grievance “studies”, affirmative action in the workplace, free contraceptives, free abortions, free no-fault divorce, single mother welfare programs, free health care, free retirement, etc. And guess what? This has reduced the supply of marriage-ready men, caused men to be deeply suspicious of promiscuous, man-hating women with sexual baggage, and made it nearly impossible for women to do what REALLY makes them happy: marrying a good man who adores them, running a home and raising effective, influential children who will push her worldview into the next generation.
And how did this happen? It happened because men abdicated their role of setting moral boundaries on women because they wanted premarital sex more than they wanted to lead women. The first step in getting a woman to do what is right for God and society is NOT LETTING HER MANIPULATE YOU WITH THE OFFER OF SEX.
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It is made worse by how the culture in Quebec at the gov’t level wants to keep a woman as a separate identity. In Quebec when a woman marries she can’t just take on a man’s name because the gov’t declared it is a violation of her personal rights.
So you must apply to see if the gov’t approves your last name change.
Deeply rooted feminist ideas are enshrined in Quebec law, and sexual openness seem to be deeply rooted.
As a result it should not be shocking to see kids emulate the results of their culture
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Was that one of the consequences of the Quiet Revolution there?
Much like its parent county sounds like Quebec went the way of French Revolution albeit without the amount of bloodshed.
It is likley much to do with secularization and turning control of once Catholic programs over to the state.
But instead of still teaching any morals it created a vaccum.
And from what I can tell it seems as if the Catholic church didn’t fight the state taking over control of social programs and many other things.
If you don’t teach any morals then it leaves the vaccum
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Reblogged this on Free Matt Podcasts and commented:
***Re-blog from Wintery Knight. Its Sunday and I highlight others work. There are many interesting tidbits here. Having a strong father figure makes children grow up to be “whole” people instead of people with holes. Enjoy the rest of your weekend.***