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What is feminism?

Feminism is the name for a movement that says that women deserve to be treated as equals to men. It would appear to be an obvious right, and yet throughout history women have been oppressed by menthey have not had the same employment opportunities, educational opportunities, or even the right to vote. Indeed women have been treated like second class citizens, and still are in many countries where the principles behind feminism are not widely accepted.

The real question to be answered regarding feminism, is not ‘what is feminism?’, but why have women not been treated as equalswhat has been the source of men’s deep-seated prejudice against women?

What is Feminism?

Feminism has argued that women are as intrinsically worthwhile as men on the basis that there are no differences between men and women. Yet this is patently untrue. As it turns out, while the differences don’t mean that women or men are better than one another, it is in these differences that the reasons for men’s oppression of women can be found.

Generally the truth is that women are more loving and selfless than men. Given that men could not really explain why they were more angry and selfish than women (although we contrived all sorts of excuses like other animals are aggressive and therefore we are), women’s more gentle, loving, selfless state had the effect of leaving men feeling criticized. Moreover, because women could not understand men’s anger and selfishness, they tended to be actively intolerant of it. Unable to explain their state, men were forced to defy both women’s inferred and express criticism however they could, which in this case, meant oppressing women.

This situation then begs the question, why have men historically been so embattled, so egocentric, angry and selfish, compared with women? This has not been something we could normally even admit without first being able to understand the human conditionnamely human’s extraordinary capacity for ‘good and evil’, and in particular the origin of our dark or destructive side. Most wonderfully, biology is now able to provide the full explanation of our contradictory behaviour. This comprehensive explanation of the origin of men’s upset state, namely the human condition, is available in this Introductory Video Series and Part 3 of Freedom: Expanded Book 1, by Jeremy Griffith.

With the explanation of our condition now available, many seemingly unanswerable questions like ‘what is feminism?’ now have answerswe are able to see that menand to a lesser degree, womenare both suffering from an upset state, characterised by angry, alienated and egocentric behaviour that is the result of a two million year old, unavoidable clash between our gene-based instincts and our emerging nerve-based consciousness.

Thankfully men’s upset can now subside because we have the real defence for our behaviour, and women can now understand why men have been so angry and selfish and so their intolerance will be replaced with compassion and the need for feminism becomes redundant. The gap between the sexes that seemed so irreconcilable, has now been bridged with first principle, biological understanding!

This Blog Post was written by Damon on January 6, 2013

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11 Comments

  1. hassna on June 2, 2013 at 12:46 pm

    that good informations they make me learn i lot of things

  2. Debra Smyth on May 19, 2013 at 12:46 pm

    I think the only way women can be really free of the dominance of men is to understand why men need to have power over us. I like this blog because it is interpretative of stuff I think about rather than just saying things are wrong and should be right. I guess without knowing why they are wrong thats all we could do. I’ve been reading the comments and I watched the video Lyn suggested and I related to alot of it especially how confusing the different messages we get from men are. It also talks about why men dominate women and that was good and did make sense of this contradicting treatment so now I’m looking at the intro videos.

  3. Damon on May 17, 2013 at 12:45 pm

    Thank you for your comment Jason. I would have to agree with you that the environment in which a person grows up does have a large impact on their ‘personality’. However this article is discussing not individuals but genders as a whole. Now we can understand the human condition we can look at men and women honestly and see that they have had very different roles to play in the world but that despite the obvious differences, one gender is in no way superior or inferior to the other. Until we could explain the human condition and understand the differences in genders fully and compassionately a stand-off between men and women existed. As the saying goes, ‘Men are from Mars and Women are from Venus’. Women on the whole have been oppressed by men and feminism is women fighting back against that oppression. Without the means to explain why they have been oppressed in the first place all they could do was demand that there are no differences and demand equal footing in the world. Now we can properly and compassionately admit to and end oppression of women as well as acknowledging the very good reasons why men have behaved the way they have and the true heroism of the human journey.

    Your best bet is to have a look at these two places on our website which give full explanations:

    1) The explanation of the human condition: Video Presentation Or Freedom: Expanded Book 1: The Biology

    2) Jeremy Griffiths full explanation of Men and Women in Freedom: Expanded Book 1: The Biology

  4. Jason on May 17, 2013 at 12:45 pm

    I have to say, I disagree with this. I believe that whether or not you’re angry and selfish comes to down to your personality and how you’re raised, rather than what gender you are. Maybe your gender does give you these traits but it’s always a choice whether or not to act upon them. In the short time I have spent getting to know people I have met both selfless men and selfish women.

  5. Adegbola Gloria on May 9, 2013 at 12:44 pm

    All i have to say is that be you a feminist or womanist, a woman must be financially empowered to be free from the domainance of man.

  6. maxine on May 4, 2013 at 12:44 pm

    Selfishness is a choice, anger is a choice and both are evident in all of histories harm toward another, whether the other is a gender, a colour, or a belief. While women are treated as less than equal to her male counterpart feminism will always have a stage in our global society.

  7. Anna on April 26, 2013 at 12:44 pm

    well written ! I like that you have written an academic article and not a random rambling.

  8. Davies Iheamnachor Davies on April 22, 2013 at 12:44 pm

    Feminism truely means gender in agenda, therefore the agenda of women is to assume equal position with men in the society

  9. Chloe Carpenter on January 4, 2013 at 12:43 pm

    I’m writing an essay about the history of feminism and I’ve just come across this post. What you have written is sitting well with me and I want to explore this angle which is very new and how much sense does it make to focus on the cause and ask why have females not been treated as equals rather than the reaction to the injustice. I have always struggled with trying to reconcile my feminist feelings and outrage at the historic and current oppression and brutality of women and girls with my love of my father and brothers and admiration for the better side of men but I end up just feeling angry and then give up but after reading this I feel hopeful that maybe we can understand what’s been going on between the sexes cos as you say then we can replace intolerance with compassion, what an awesome thought. Thanks for the information, Chloe

  10. Gemma on January 3, 2013 at 12:42 pm

    Great blog! So concise and well written.Really enjoying your work Damon.

  11. Lyn on January 3, 2013 at 12:42 pm

    John Gray’s best selling relationship book titled, “Men are from Mars, Women are from Venus” beautifully illustrates the gulf between men and women. However, the compassionate reconciling explanation that Jeremy provides is truly a paradigm shift in that it brings peace to the war between the sexes. It has made such a world of difference to my understanding of my husband, brothers, father and male work colleagues. I encourage readers to listen to Stacy Roger’s affirmation in Part 9 of the Main Introductory Video.