Then I meet women in their 40s who are devastated because they spent two decades working on a PhD or becoming a partner in a law firm, and they missed out on having a family. Thanks to the feminist movement, they discounted their biological clocks. They’ve missed the opportunity and they’re bereft. Feminism has betrayed an entire generation of women into childlessness. It is devastating. But far from taking responsibility for any of this, the leaders of the women’s movement close ranks against anyone who dares to question them – as I have learned to my cost. I don’t want to hurt my mother [Alice Walker, author of The Color Purple], but I cannot stay silent. I believe feminism is an experiment, and all experiments need to be assessed on their results. Then, when you see huge mistakes have been paid, you need to make alterations.
My two cents
I’ve heard some feminists deny that feminism is anti-family. Then I come across quotes like this.
I like how a woman equates feminism with huge mistakes. I also like how she labels it as an experiment—instead of something absolute, universal, or timeless.
The Bible says that bearing children and being a parent is a blessing, especially if it’s a big family. (Psalm 127:5). I love how Rebecca Walker’s article got 31,500 likes on Facebook. That shows that people are thinking in line with the Bible’s position on parenthood—in contrast to feminism’s position.
While there would be some feminists who are also mothers, I suppose they would be of the moderate variety. Rebecca Walker’s article also has some other good points, which I may quote at another time; I hope more articles like hers are published online and in newspapers.
Walker, R. (2008). How my mother’s fanatical views tore us apart. Available: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-1021293/How-mothers-fanatical-feminist-views-tore-apart-daughter-The-Color-Purple-author.html. Last accessed 14th May 2013.