First off I would like to point out the feminism manifests itself in ways that are opposite to how the female brain in hardwired to interact with the world. For example, in relationships it is said the women have to become unattainable, a prize to be won if you will. When they do this they try to be ambitious and create a life for themselves without men, and when a decent man comes along, they refuse to relinquish their power over to him. While women may feel empowered by behaving this way they will naturally try to keep chasing the high of wanting more power, but at what expesnse? Happiness. They will chase their materialistic desires to no end, but will not be able to feel feminine in the process, driving them to end their relationships, marriages, and instead crave attention and nothing more. What does this have to do with the family? Everything! The foundation of the family is the mother and the father. If their relationship is in turmoil the family will be utterly ruined, and as the children grow older they will be filled with insecurity and a constant need to find validation from others that otherwise may have been fulfilled by their parents at a younger age. If a woman cannot relinquish her power in a relationship she will move into her "mommy mode" or maternal instinct mode. In other words, she will treat her husband as if she is his mother. The other downside to feminism is that it installs the idea of "male guilt" into the minds of men, so as to soften their tendencies for assertiveness, a dominant masculine quality in exchange for more feminine wiles such as: seeking validation, giving flowers and gifts in exchange for affection, chasing women, and feeling that certain women are off limits or have intrinsic high value then himself. It is these things that also allow men to potentially become abusive, needy, controlling, servile and stalkerish, argumentative. Then, if you mix this complicated dynamic together and you will have an environment that is not suitable for children to be raised in. As these children grow older they will only perpetuate the warped views of gender roles and further decay the family, and like a malignant cancer these ideas will spread to generations and eventually the family will be in ruins. BUT if we push back against this movement and reform society, then the family will rise again.
Feminism teaches the false belief that women are "oppressed" today and this leads them to dislike males, which is a big reason why you have wives and women who criticize you 24/7. Also even if women were oppressed in the past, this doesn't mean that women are allowed to punish men for it who weren't even born in those times were women were oppressed.
10 000 years of patriarchal family values brought humanity from hunter-gatherer to world subduer. We conquered nature, the seas, and even space. We provided food for ourselves and developed societies that cared for one another, that brought up children in loving family homes. A value based society enforced by fatherly male authority and direction.
Yet, in roughly 50 years, the birth rate has dropped to unsustainable, the divorce rate has skyrocketed to >50%, school shootings are rampant, people have become selfish, entitled and narcissistic. Value centered living has been replaced with fascist tolerance and a perverted form of egalitarianism that promotes no higher values but that of 'do what you feel.' Men are ostracized and shamed, having no place has driven them into their mothers basements to play Call of Duty. Obesity is at an all time high, and with it the related diseases of high blood pressure and diabetes.
Single motherhood is a plague. And 80% of all men in the criminal justice system were raised by single mothers.
Gender neutrality has seen an enormous increase in feminized men and masculinized women, leading to a significant increase in homo and bisexuality, and something new and bizarre: gender misidentification syndrome.
Testosterone levels are falling and young women are entering puberty in some cases as early as 8 or 9 years old.
Depression and anxiety is at an all time high. People are unfulfilled in relationships and employment, and the economy is suffering because men have no purpose or place.
What happened 50 years ago? One word: feminism.
The destruction of the father and the family has ultimately destroyed society.
We should have the right to vote but be at home running things. I am for the nuclear family, men work and women cook, clean, raise children etc. This is great team work. But Now we are expected to cook, clean, raise kids and now while working 40+ hours a week. This isn't how team work works. You Both do your share to ensure the best future for your children and the most pleasant home atmosphere. Raising kids is hard I have two under two. I am busy from the time I wake up until the time I am able to get more sleep. Some nights I only get 2 or 3 hrs. But I still make sure I am cooking and cleaning. We are one unit. If I were working as well someone else would be raising my kids instilling their values into my children. I don't want that and no one else should either. I try to spend more time with my kids not less. Kids don't understand being pawned off on someone else. They will grow to resent it. And men need to be supported and needed that's our job. If we don't fulfill their needs they may leave leading to a broken family and more resentments.
Feminism has rendered men redundant and created a society of narcistic, egotistical women educated to believe they are right about everything and men are just a bunch of Homer Simpson like clowns there to serve them and for them to use in every way available. Male values of structure and discipline have vanished leaving broken nations of single mothers and depressed fathers with out of control children. Women abuse their positions just as much as men and court the attentions of bad boys and the biggest thugs going, to whom they always seem so attracted, to clime every ladder they can find. Boys are taught to believe they have nothing to contribute to the family, a view reinforced by poisonous politicians like Harriet Harman who believe things like enforcing laws requiring fathers' names to be entered on birth cirtificates, "May tar children with bad fathers." Statements like this are so hyocritical and prejudiced as for it to be unreal. Feminism rejects concepts of natural order and instinct in favour of ideas about how blokes socially engineered society to oppress women. In doing this they project onto the male sex the solidarity which exists between women where in fact this doesn't exist because most blokes are so sexually entranced by their girlfriends as to be blinded into thinking she's as fabulous as she thinks she is. Fortunately feminism will eventually fail because as more men grow up surrounded by women, who have rejected their men as being surplus to their needs and abit of an anchor, they will become disentranced with them and learn solidarity between males. Men will entirely reject the sexual allure of women and increasingly ignore them, both sexually and personally, feminism will intensify as a result and the cycle will continue until the whole situation becomes so utterly unsatisfactory that some entirely new force will take over. I think that force is already among us.
The vast majority of men want equal rights for women and in my opinion they have them. It is now just a case of women trying to get one up on men and trying to use the fact they are women to get places easier and quicker than a man can. It's like every household now has a running battle between the sexes. What is wrong with a women making dinner for her family, what is wrong with a women looking after the home why the husband works. You think working all the time is fun, you think men really want to be away from there family most of the day and then come home to get it in the ear about doing the housework. Why would a wife and a mother not want to do that for her family?
When the family don't have time to sit on the table made by their mother where they can compliment her on the food she done. When a child is raised by a nanny. When the family does not see each other more often. When the mother is paid more than the father. When the father is jobless. After all this, all I can say is good bye family.
Too often people don't understand feminism as what it truly is; this threatens families greatly. Many women believe that by refusing to take care of children in the house they are more powerful and that to ask them to do so denies them to fulfill their rights. In the past feminism has done much good for women in society of today but so called feminists must be well informed of the ideals. I believe feminism is unnecessary in today's society and since misunderstood, it threatens the health of families.
I am a white young woman brought up in a broken middle-class home in the UK. Feminism is not helping white European women at all now, if it ever really did. Feminism parades as a positive value system. It is no such thing. Positive value systems have some higher purpose. For example religions - at the base of all religions is a system of values that helps people live together in a safe, healthy, productive way that maximizes the chances of each individual within the group staying well functioning and sane, by holding an individual to account for the group and vice versa. Life's challenges are survived this way. Feminism was an offshoot of 20th century capitalism: women had to be making money in the economy and then were misled into getting on the bandwagon that came with it - individualism and freedom of choice and all that utter crap. The reality is MANY women are looking back on a pre-feminist era with utter longing: a time when the world at least acknowledged their fundamental need to be cherished by a man within a safe home, and look after and cherish him in the home until death. To be desired for being soft and warm and kind. Feminism has not liberated women from their own desires and needs. It has actually taken those basic desires and needs, thrown them in the dirt and told them to act more like men. And not just to act like men. To act like the most selfish specimens of men. Women are really suffering even if they are not letting on. They are terribly lonely, feel utterly dirty and used up by forced sexual encounters (they are acting on what society seems to be pushing on them - i.E to have sex like a man or be called cold and defective), broken families, and to be quite frank are utterly despairing. Can't we go back to a time when women could be strong but quietly strong, when women could be courted for a good long while so they are really turned on by the time of sexual encounters, rather than treated like prostitutes? I do not blame men, I blame feminism. It is utterly corrupt and corrupting. Does it benefit men? They may sleep easier over not treating women with any care whatsoever. But ultimately it is the sons who will be brought up by tired, bitter and angry women colluding with a world that has taken every basic need they have to be supported and act on desires and instincts to support others on a long term basis, to be the backbone of families and communities. Women are and have always tried to do their best for everyone around them. But it is getting to the point where if women themselves get no support for doing what thousands of years of biology and evolution have designed them to do best, they can't help anyone. Western society is really in big, big trouble.
I believe that Feminism has indeed harmed our society, as it has changed our family centered culture in a crucial way. Male-Female relationships have faced many historical hardships, but feminism turns the entire natural order on its head, to the great disappointment of both men and women. Women are unsatisfied in their lives and relationships, and so are men. There were enough inherent problems with the traditional family unit due to human nature and all of our other issues, that feminism has exacerbated.
Many people believe feminism is a movement against men and that it discredits their capabilities, When you think about it this way, it may have a potential to destroy certain families. Nevertheless, feminism is far from this notion. The movement was created to support women in society, to fight for the rights that were so long denied. By treating people fairly, feminism, when well understood and employed, should in fact promote family by helping wives and moms live a happier life.
This question suggests that family has to follow a specific structure. Therefore a change in that structure means that the family has been "destroyed". I disagree. I think this is another case of ego by the male or perhaps social/media influence of "the right kind of family". However way a child is raised, if the main points of morality get through then that family has been successful. It doesn't matter if it is a Patriarchal or Matriarchal family structure or even if the woman is the only one in the family raising the children.
The way we view family, and living situations have changed from culture to culture and century to century. Feminism has helped redefine the family of today, but it hasn't destroyed it. Women deserve the right to work, and do all the same things as men. However, children must be looked after. More stay at home dads are emerging, and that's not a bad thing. Families get to choose what works best for them. They also get to choose what the idea of family means to them. Family is not a one-size-fits-all cookie cutter!
Feminism has expanded what a family does, it hasn't destroyed it. Households don't fall apart because mom has a job. Sure, some roles aren't what they traditionally used to be, but so what? It's changed things, that isn't the same as saying it's ruined them. Feminism has made gender roles adjust a little, not a bad thing.