The Feminist Industrial Complex: Hating Babies, Hating Mothers

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“I don’t want a baby. . . . Nothing will make me want a baby. . . .
This is why, if my birth control fails, I am totally having an abortion.”
Amanda Marcotte, January 2014

“No woman should be authorized to stay at home to raise her children. Society should be totally different. Women should not have that choice, precisely because if there is such a choice, too many women will make that one.”
Simone de Beauvoir, 1975

“We identify the agents of our oppression as men. . . . All men have oppressed women.”
Redstockings, 1969

Professor Glenn Reynolds is stunned by the condescending tone of a New York Times article on wealthy stay-at-home moms:

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Okay, so the implication is that there’s something wrong with being married to a rich, powerful man?

And there’s also something wrong with “intensive mothering,” which apparently means being intensively involved in your child’s upbringing?

[I]f this is slavery — being married to a rich/powerful husband, being able to stay at home with one’s children, and having time to get involved with charitable causes — I think a lot of women would willingly sign up.

Only a hardcore feminist would think such a life is odd enough to pen an anthropological essay about it in the New York Times.

Ah, Professor, but in the elite media, “only a hardcore feminist” is ever allowed to write anything about women’s lives.

The goal of the Feminist-Industrial Complex is to indoctrinate all college students in feminism’s anti-male/anti-heterosexual ideology, and thisNew York Times article is about trying to figure out how these women managed to resist. Too many Disney movies, maybe?

“The radical feminist argument is that men have forced women into heterosexuality in order to exploit them . . .”
Celia Kitzinger, The Social Construction of Lesbianism(1987)

Heterosexuality is oppression. Motherhood is slavery.

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Robert Stacy McCain
Robert Stacy McCain is an award-winning journalist with more than 25 years of experience in the news business. He is a correspondent for The American Spectator, editor-in-chief at Viral Read and blogs at

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