Saturday, August 29, 2009
A feminist wedding
Ellie Levenson is a feminist writer for the Times Online. In the article below Ellie describes how she attempted to reconcile her desire for a husband and a wedding while maintaining the ideological purity of feminism.
What is fascinating is despite her ideology, Ellie secretly desires a happy home life based on traditional roles. For example, she wants her boyfriend to propose to her, not the other way around. Unfortunately, her ideology causes her to sabotage her relationship with her boyfriend/husband. Instead of looking at a relationship as a mutually loving partnership, Ellie sees a relationship as a political power play. And, as such, she is constantly demanding that her husband assume the submissive position.
Feminism has caused a role reversal in so many relationships. Women are now assuming the masculine and dominate roles, and men are becoming feminized and submissive. And when such a role reversal happens both the man and the woman become miserable. Biology will always trump ideology.