Noah Murphy: ‘Feminism and the absolution of sin’

A short but insightful piece.

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    Mr. Purdy sets out clearly the secular religion “Marxism in a skirt” in his really incisive piece and Noah Murphy nails the attraction of that secular religion to it’s adherents. Without understanding the ideological roots it’s adherents bathe in the “absolution” conferred by belief.

  • @ nrjnigel Thanks for the mention, and I wholeheartedly agree with your point.

    As I read it, and bearing in mind Noah’s article, I was reminded of the historical propensity of women to believe in god(s) and follow religion. Today, of course, the pews of what is left of the churches are predominantly filled by women, and less and less by men.

    You can see the connections can’t you? It’s about blind belief i.e. faith in something that transcends the female human condition, and offers release, relief, absolution, whatever. It’s also about solidarity (another connection with Marxism) in ‘the sisterhood’, the ‘knowing’ ability of women that feminists bang on about as well as the dualism of good and evil.

    I also think that the massive decline of Christianity has left ‘a god-shaped hole’ as C S Lewis once described it, that women are filling in themselves through feminism. Of course, Marxists wanted to destroy religion. No doubt to facilitate people to come over to their way of thinking about communist living.

    The parallels are astonishing really.

  • all interesting and truthful points up there. But once again,men fail to grasp the one force,which makes all of this possible. It is called chivalry,and it is because of chivalry that men did not and mostly do not oppose all of women’s excesses,feminism being the main one.
    As long as men keep the attitude of “don’t worry about them too much,they are women”,or “do not make same demands of them,because they are women”,or “treat them more leniently,because they are women” or “do not requier same standards of them,because they are women”, None of women’s excesses can be reversed or stopped. It is 100% men’s fault that in the lands of the gentlemen,women’s excesses and shortcomings are tolerated.And it is 100% the fault of the gentleman syndrome. Untill men are ready to stop giving women special perks and preferential treatment,NOTHING will change.It can not change. What can change and must change is men’s attitudes towards women,especially in public life and workplace. Once men are no longer willing to give women preferential treatment,the whole feminist house of cards will tumble down. IT IS THAT SIMPLE. BUT THE CHANGE MUST COME FROM WITHIN MEN THEMSELVES.

  • Sanity I agree that it is the case that we do have to challenge the inequity of treatment fueled by a protective chivalry. In a sense feminists are quite correct in terms of political power , it is men who have been the powerful. Of course this also means it has been men who have made the changes beloved by feminists. So clearly the “patriarchal” class doesn’t act in it’s own sex’s interest. Of course the reason is that society is gynocentric a paradigm given clear expression by most organised religions. It is interesting to observe that the god shaped hole has been filled by a bewildering kaleidoscope of beliefs, Wicca, Horoscopes, Oija, Crystals and indeed feminism. Frequently led by charismatic men but consumed mainly by women. I’m sure Dr. Hakim wasn’t thinking in this way when she thought of the title of her pamphlet Myths and Magic Medicine” to refer to feminism but actually it seems women are particularly susceptible to “believe”. A huge part of that belief is of course the wish to get things to happen through “wishing “for it rather than doing something about it. Not unlike traditional religion feminism follows the route of women seeking men to make the changes they believe they want! As you point out the actual action is still usually carried through by men.
    Hence the importance of raising the counter voice to point out to men the result of their deference to women so they do not so sanguinely take action so damaging to equity.

  • Oops “damaging to equity”. I think it unlikely men will develop the powerful in group preferencing women display so the best appeal is to fairness as research indicates men are particularly motivated by ideals of fairness and equity.