Saturday, August 27, 2016

Reconsidering the Female Franchise

Has female suffrage strengthened or weakened Western nations?

David Solway

Almost precisely a century after women were granted the right to vote, it is perhaps time to assess the wisdom of this epoch-making decision. Has female suffrage strengthened or weakened Western nations? A disinterested survey of the matter not only suggests a preponderance of negative effects stemming from the female franchise, but reveals that a number of women themselves have spoken out bluntly and critically on the issue.


It is impossible to deny that the so-called patriarchal class has built the armature of the greatest civilization known to history. Science, technology, the crafts and trades, the professions, medicine, law, and the arts (literature, music, painting, sculpture, architecture) are almost exclusively – though not wholly, be it said – the product of male initiative, inventiveness, energy, and brilliance. 

 Naturally, feminists will disagree strenuously, along with their beta male accomplices and cultural defectors such as the ineffable Leonard Shlain, who, writing in the New York Times, proposes that the discovery of fire and the invention of the alphabet worked against women's values and power. In the present anti-male climate, such asininity might be expected, but it is hard to imagine a civilization worthy of the name without fire and the alphabet – that is, minus technology and literacy, the latter the very basis of advanced and elaborate cultures. .......More

My Take - There's a question I've been asking for years.  Men gave women half their power.  What did they get in return?

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