What is next for this sadly misguided, tragically panicked modern world?
The West cannot go back to all of the old practices of a traditional, family based culture where most women were stay at home mothers and most men went out to work.
Too many women have completed long formal educations, entered careers and established themselves there. No one (except, perhaps, her doctor) can successfully tell Ruth Bader-Ginsburg to give up her job and stay at home, no matter how much her brand of allegedly “progressive” liberalism trashes the conservative world.
We all have to accept the reality of how much the Western World has changed.
Only then can we accurately assess which of the damaging changes can actually be rolled back.
Here my personal story is unique and may allow me to contribute to a much needed debate.
I have been a midwife over three decades of my adult life.
A male midwife.
At times it has been very challenging to be in a traditionally female role, but most of the time it was wonderful.
I was paid for being a part of the lives of mothers and their families when new babies are born. Very few men ever get better working lives than that.
But my status as a midwife has not survived the very many stupidities of modern feminist misandry and modern feminist misogyny.
No matter what man hating, mother hating feminists might say, when seeking gender equality for themselves but not for others, being a mother is profoundly different to being a father.
Gender equality in many things is OK.
But it would be absurd to say that gender equality exists in carrying life in the womb, in giving birth to that life and in breast feeding.
Any society, or species, which does not see accurately and protect its own processes of procreation cannot survive. And probably does not deserve to survive.
This is a motherhood issue.
Far too much of third wave feminism is the enemy of mothers and therefore the enemy of us.
When very conservative, devout Catholic Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott wanted to tax the biggest companies in Australia to fund much more generous paid parental leave for new mothers, his courageous, ground breaking policy was dismissed as a “Rolls Royce” scheme by the feminist friendly Left.
The PC idiots treat the needs of mothers as luxuries.
They labelled Tony Abbott a misogynist and that label was a huge factor in destroying his prime ministership.
There is much to learn from this episode in Australian political history.
It was destructive anti-mother feminism at its worst. (I say that as a man who was a proud Australian midwife at the time.)
Now I thank God that I was able to work with mothers and their families for so long.
I salute Tony Abbott for the political courage he showed in standing up for a better deal for mothers.
And I hate the sick, modern feminism which hates mums.
Geoff Fox, 23rd March, 2020, Down Under