Progressive Women and National Suicide, By Mrs. Abigail Knight (Florida)

As discussed by conservative social critic Andrea Widburg, there is a big problem across the West due to the power of progressive women. She does not pull punches; these women not only have considerable power in the New Class institutions such as the universities and public service, so called, but also, they are leaders in the various woke protest causes. You can see their faces in rallies supporting mass immigration and illegal migration in the US and Europe. Always the same; largely Nordic (Northern European) White women championing the cause of the "Other." Add to this, psychological research has indicated that progressive women have disproportional mental health problems compared to conservative women. As Andrea summarises: "In a word, they're neurotic. Well, let's add some more words: They're also paranoid, credulous, hysterical, and authoritarian. As George Orwell wrote of the women who embraced Big Brother's progressive party line, "It was always the women, and above all the young ones, who were the most bigoted adherents of the Party, the swallowers of slogans, the amateur spies and nosers−out of unorthodoxy."

To deal with this mess, at least for the US, Andrea proposes, presumably seriously, repealing the 19th Amendment. This is quite a radical thing to say for even a conservative woman, as this was the 1919 change to the US constitution that gave women the vote. The same change would follow for other jurisdictions in the West. I think that is a bit too radical a measure, punishing conservative Christian women, if the 19th Amendment could be rolled back at this late date. Far better to get the political system and culture under control, taking power away from the Left.

https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2024/04/progressive_democrat_women_have_become_suicidally_stupid.html

"A friend pointed out something interesting to me: If you watch videos and look at still photos from pro-Hamas events on college campuses, what you notice is a preponderance of women. There are men there and even members of the gay and "trans" crowd, but it's the women who are front and center, and who occupy most of the protest real estate. Their presence at these protests shows the catastrophic decline and fall of progressive women.

Today's progressive Democrats have their roots in the late 19th and early 20th century when socialism became the creed of white, upper-class American and British intellectuals. Among this group were women of true intellectual heft, and that's true even though we can disdain their values (e.g., Crystal Eastman, Helen Keller, Jean Webster, Jane Addams, Annie Besant, Beatrice Webb, Vera Brittain, Winifred Holtby, and Harriot Stanton Blatch). They were well educated in the Western canon and Christian philosophy, and they retained those values and education even as they foolishly believed that socialism was the answer to the societal problems they saw.

This kind of intellectual solidity continued with the first generation of hard-left post-WWII feminists, women such as Betty Friedan, Gloria Steinem, Maya Angelou, Shirley Chisholm, and Simone de Beauvoir. No matter how badly one thinks of these women—and I do because their pernicious ideas have destroyed families, children, and society as a whole—they weren't idiots. They were committed communists who effectively focused their knowledge and intelligence on the single goal of breaking down Western institutions.

However, I suspect many of these women genuinely believed their efforts would not only give women greater rights within society, but actually improve women, giving them the opportunity to be better and smarter. Women would no longer be an appendage to men; they would be wise solons in their own right. But intentions don't shape outcomes and that's nowhere truer than when it comes to the fruits of the women's movement.

Unless they retain strong conservative goals, college breaks women:

Research has broadly shown that women report worse rates of mental health compared to their male counterparts. This gender gap has become even more apparent among Gen Zers.

Recent data from the Foundation for Individual Rights and Expression, for example, show that young women deal with appreciably higher levels of stress and anxiety than their male counterparts. When college students were asked about how often they feel stressed, frustrated, or overwhelmed, more than three-quarters (77%) of all students reported feeling these feelings more than half of the time. A closer look found that 84% of women, compared to 66% of men, reported regularly feeling stressed and overwhelmed. This 18-percentage-point difference points to something larger going on with collegiate women.

The gender gap continues across a host of additional mental health questions. While more than two-thirds of students (68%) reported feeling anxious more than half of the time, 77% of women, compared to 56% of men, reported feeling anxious this frequently. About 51% of female students said they feel lonely regularly, compared to 43% of male students. And 45% of female students feel depressed regularly, compared to one-third (33%) of male students.

No wonder white, liberal women are disproportionately diagnosed with mental health problems.

In a word, they're neurotic. Well, let's add some more words: They're also paranoid, credulous, hysterical, and authoritarian. As George Orwell wrote of the women who embraced Big Brother's progressive party line, "It was always the women, and above all the young ones, who were the most bigoted adherents of the Party, the swallowers of slogans, the amateur spies and nosers−out of unorthodoxy."

That describes Democrat women's emotional state. They are no better when it comes to either knowledge or wisdom. After several years in academia, they are utterly devoid of factual or cultural knowledge. Weak-minded sponges, they soak up every word their equally damaged teachers offer about America's alleged sins when it comes to women, race, colonialism, religion, "gender," slavery, liberty, poverty, capitalism, the free market, or any other subject these harpies touch.

Because they live within this impoverished intellectual silo, these women do not understand that America, although flawed and capable of error, has nevertheless stood out as a beacon of light in a dark world. Its Bible-based constitutional system has freed more people and raised more people from poverty than any other nation on earth, whether at home or abroad.

One specific aspect of these women's generalized ignorance is that they don't understand that Islam is the antithesis of America's best values. Since its inception, Islam has been the ultimate colonizer, conquering through fire and sword. Those who survive live in a totalitarian society that brutally subordinates women, kills gays, and reduces non-Muslims to the status of slaves or, at best, second-class citizens.

The faithful don't fare much better. Islam enriches itself through conquest and, in the modern era, oil. When it lacks those things, its nations produce virtually nothing, and its people live in submissive squalor. …

If it were up to me, I'd repeal the 19th Amendment today. The Democrat party has broken too many women, leaving them as empty vessels that are filled with ignorant hatred…but, unfortunately, they vote." 

 

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