Kritik an Feminismus und Gender wächst weiter – Vermischtes vom 9. Februar 2017
1. An Schulen in einem australischen Bundesstaat wurde jetzt das Unterrichten in der Gender-Ideologie beendet. Rebecca Urban berichtet:
NSW public school teachers have been banned from teaching gender theory in the classroom after an independent review into the state’s sex and health education resources.
Students will no longer be taught that gender is a "social construct", or that sexuality is "non-binary", occurring on a continuum and "constantly changing".
An edict encouraging teachers to "de-gender" their language will also likely be scrapped, along with sexually explicit case studies and teaching aids such as the “Genderbread Person”, which promotes the idea that there are "infinite possibilities" of gender identity.
(...) Gender theory, and its creeping influence on government-run education, has been a controversial topic over the past year, having also underpinned the divisive Safe Schools program.
The concept of deconstructing gender derives from 1990s "queer" theory and is understood to be highly contested, even within the social sciences. According to the NSW Education Standards Authority’s statement of equity principles, curriculum and support materials should reflect evidence-based research.
2. Christian Schmidt sieht den geplanten Frauenstreik jetzt schon als Rohrkrepierer. Lesenswert sind auch viele sarkastische Kommentare unter dem Blogbeitrag.
3. Salman Rushdies nächster Roman wird die Kultur der politischen Korrektheit zum Inhalt haben:
His new book, The Golden House, is a thriller set against the backdrop of modern-day American culture. It covers the eight-year Obama presidency and incorporates the cultural zeitgeist. It includes the rise of the conservative Tea Party movement, 2014’s GamerGate hashtag campaign, social media, identity politics, and the ongoing culture war against political correctness.
4. Heather Wilhelm hat noch ein paar Worte zu Hillary Clintons "the future is female" zu sagen:
Imagine, if you will, an audience of little boys — let’s pretend they’re second- and third-graders — forced to sit in an auditorium and listen to Hillary Clinton’s short speech. They swing their legs. They fidget a bit. “The future is female,” Clinton declares, beamed in on a giant screen. What are they supposed to think, other than that girls matter more than they do?
Fortunately, if I’m reading the tea leaves correctly, Clinton isn’t exactly destined to live as a leading trend-setter and guru for America’s young men. Unfortunately, we don’t need to force America’s cohort of young males into goofy feminist conference rooms for them to hear her message. All they need is a brief dip into our culture at large.
Take Disney’s "Dream Big, Princess" campaign, which informs cartoon viewers that girls can and should do anything they want in life — Astronaut! President! Celebrity chef! — while boys merit no mention at all. Other ad campaigns take a darker note, suggesting that men and women are constantly pitted against each other in the demolition derby of life, rather than partners who work together. At this year’s Super Bowl, Audi ran a sad-sack advertisement bemoaning the oppression of women, which cited the debunked myth of a large and sinister gender-based "pay gap." The lesson was clear: Men are the bad guys.
The irony of Clinton’s gender-centric "future is female" declaration thickens when you remember that the political Left has spent the past few years rabidly insisting that gender is fluid and that gender identities can shift. Well, whatever. Consistency be darned: At this point in history, the Left seems to have one gear, and that gear is identity politics.
5. Der US-Amerikaner Dave Taylor erklärt auf einer Website zur Popkultur, warum er zu der feministischen Bewegung immer mehr auf Abstand geht:
Back in the 1960s, advocating for equal rights would have given me the right to wear a "feminist" button and I would have gotten zero pushback. Heck, I’d have been celebrated as an enlightened man. Add to that my support for minority rights as a white man? Another button, and this time a high five for being one of the good guys.
That’s unlikely to happen today. Feminism hasn’t stood still; the movement has morphed into something that is less about equality and more about the oppression of the group who have historically oppressed women. Namely: men.
(...) So what are the key feminist beliefs in 2017? Feminist.org explains that while the group’s slogan is "political, economic and social equality for all" the tenets of the group include "safe, legal and accessible abortion", "preservation of the environment [including] elimination of chemical and nuclear weaponry" and, the one that bothers me the most, support for "workers collective bargaining".
Now I’m not a fan of nuclear weapons, but why are environmental issues, abortion and support of unions (which implies that factory owners and other people in management roles are the enemy) added to the principles of the group? These don’t sound like feminist views as much as the basic platform of the Democratic Party, particularly its more liberal constituents.
Add to that the fact that feminists now promote the ridiculous notion that all men are potential rapists, that we spend our days wallowing in "male privilege" (when those of us who are white are not also enjoying our "white privilege," that is). Are you a white male? You’re the scum of the Earth. So much for equality and inclusiveness.
(...) It’s too bad that that is what feminism has become. It’s always better to hear the cares, concerns and beliefs of the other side than to vilify them and shut down the dialogue. If someone asks me if I’m a feminist, given what feminism represents today, I’m afraid I’ll have to say no.