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The Feminization of… Everything

June 2, 2008

Please, put women back in the kitchen, barefoot and pregnant, where they belong.

The Feminization of American Culture

Psychologists in that bygone era devoted considerable time and energy to the question of why women couldn’t outgrow their childish ways. The Freudians said it was because they were trapped in the pre-Oedipal stage, tortured by penis envy. Followers of Abraham Maslow claimed that women were fearful of self-actualization. Jungians insisted that women were born with a deficiency of imprinted archetypes. Back then, of course, almost all the psychologists were men.

Things are different now. Male psychologists today are so rare that Ilene Philipson–author of On the Shoulders of Women: The Feminization of Psychotherapy–speaks of “the vanishing male therapist as a species soon to be extinct.2 the gender of the modal psychotherapist has changed from male to female, the standard of mental health has changed along with it. Today, Dr. Philipson observes, the badge of emotional maturity is no longer the ability to control or sublimate your feelings but rather the ability to express them. A mature adult nowadays is someone who is comfortable talking about her inner conflicts, someone who values personal relationships above abstract goals, someone who isn’t afraid to cry. In other words: a mature adult is a woman.

And:

Our modern society generates a number of chemicals that never existed before about fifty years ago. Many of these chemicals, it turns out, mimic the action of female sex hormones called estrogens. Plastics–including a plasticizer called phthalate, used in making flexible plastic for bottles of Coke, Pepsi, Sprite, Evian water, and so forth–are known to have estrogenic effects.23 Many commonly used pesticides have estrogenlike actions on human cells.24 Estrogenic chemicals ooze out of the synthetic lacquer that lines the inside of soup cans.25 These chemicals and others find their way into sewage and enter the rivers and lakes. Hence the effects on fish, alligators, and other wildlife.

Everyone who went to a school knows what things are like when women are running the show. Namely, they’re disastrous. This needs to be stopped. Actually, it *will* be stopped. The question is, will it be by us, or by invading Mohammedans?

Now if you’ll excuse me, I need to go get rid of all my plastic containers. *shudder*