Thursday, July 22, 2010

feminists vs. male chauvinists

From an interview by Marvin Olasky of Peter Kreeft in World:

The two most ridiculous errors about men and women are unisexism and male chauvinism. The unisex feminist says that women and men are not different in value, therefore they're not different in nature. The male chauvinist says that men and women are different in nature, therefore they're different in value.


At July 23, 2010 at 8:29 PM , Blogger William Lang said...

A thoughtful quote; my only caveat is that while men and women are different in nature, they are little different in terms of intellectual capacity. Those of us of a certain age have sharp memories of the early 1970s, when women entered the professions in large numbers but against prevailing sexist attitudes that viewed women as intellectually inferior or lacking in strength, and which resented their efforts at equality. (I remember public debate on whether it was appropriate for women to wear slacks in the workplace. This was circa 1972.)

I noticed another quote by Kreeft, one that's all too true: If you're not too smart, you can't deceive yourself. College professors can.


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