View Poll Results: Overall, was feminism bad for America?

Voters
117. You may not vote on this poll
  • Yes, it was bad for America

    48 41.03%
  • No, it was good for America

    51 43.59%
  • A little bad and a little good. Overall it was neutral

    4 3.42%
  • A little bad and a little good. It changed a lot but not one way or the other.

    10 8.55%
  • Other...

    6 5.13%
Multiple Choice Poll.
Page 1 of 36 12311 ... LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 356

Thread: Overall, was feminism bad for America?

  1. #1
    Banned
    Join Date
    Oct 2009
    Last Seen
    07-23-12 @ 03:52 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Private
    Posts
    6,763
    Blog Entries
    2

    Overall, was feminism bad for America?

    I am sure there is a variety of opinions on this. Such a social movement changed a lot about America, some good and some bad. What is your opinion about it overall?

  2. #2
    Teacher of All Things


    Josie's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Last Seen
    @
    Gender
    Lean
    Libertarian - Right
    Posts
    28,358

    Re: Overall, was feminism bad for America?

    Was it good for America?....Yes.


  3. #3
    Sage
    Harry Guerrilla's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Location
    Not affiliated with other libertarians.
    Last Seen
    09-01-17 @ 02:38 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Libertarian
    Posts
    28,955

    Re: Overall, was feminism bad for America?

    Quote Originally Posted by reefedjib View Post
    I am sure there is a variety of opinions on this. Such a social movement changed a lot about America, some good and some bad. What is your opinion about it overall?
    Treating women and men equally under the law, that is good.
    Automatically assuming all discrimination is wrong, that has been bad.

    There are mixed results in my opinion.
    I was discovering that life just simply isn't fair and bask in the unsung glory of knowing that each obstacle overcome along the way only adds to the satisfaction in the end. Nothing great, after all, was ever accomplished by anyone sulking in his or her misery.
    —Adam Shepard

  4. #4
    Banned
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Location
    Canada
    Last Seen
    12-26-10 @ 06:57 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Independent
    Posts
    8,083

    Re: Overall, was feminism bad for America?

    No it wasn't. I'm not sure what else to say about it, really.

  5. #5
    Jedi Master
    Captain America's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    Location
    Wisconsin
    Last Seen
    Yesterday @ 06:27 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Centrist
    Posts
    18,671

    Re: Overall, was feminism bad for America?

    Bad for who? America overall? Women? Men?

    The answer depends as to here one finds themselve's standing.

    There will yes's and there will be no's and lot's of maybe's.

    There is no absolute answer.

    I have noticed the, what some might call, the accellerating moral decay happening in our society around the same time a LOT of movements to change the social structure came to be, the women's movement included.

    But some of our traditional moral values were oppressive and burdensome and needed to be removed. Others? Maybe. Maybe not.

    But, in my opinion, modern day social structure norms, compared to back in the Ozzy and Harriot days, suck donkey balls and the proof is in the pudding. Chaos on every corner.

    But I wouldn't put this at the feet of the women's movement. Just saying, when American's embrace a movement(s) to throw the monkey wrench into the gears of society, collectively, they share responsiblity for us being wherever we are at, years later, be that good OR bad.

    Or to put it simply, "We reap what we sew."
    Last edited by Captain America; 05-09-10 at 05:20 PM.

    It's GREAT to be me. --- "45% liberal/55% conservative"
    Diplomacy is the art of saying 'nice doggy" until you can find a gun.

  6. #6
    Global Moderator
    The Hammer of Chaos
    Goshin's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Location
    Dixie
    Last Seen
    Today @ 12:13 AM
    Gender
    Lean
    Independent
    Posts
    44,184

    Re: Overall, was feminism bad for America?

    Quote Originally Posted by Captain America View Post
    Bad for who? America overall? Women? Men?

    The answer depends as to here one finds themselve's standing.

    There will yes's and there will be no's and lot's of maybe's.

    There is no absolute answer.

    I have noticed the, what some might call, the accellerating moral decay happening in our society around the same time a LOT of movements to change the social structure came to be, the women's movement included.

    But some of our traditional moral values were oppressive and burdensome and needed to be removed. Others? Maybe. Maybe not.

    But, in my opinion, modern day social structure norms, compared to back in the Ozzy and Harriot days, suck donkey balls and the proof is in the pudding. Chaos on every corner.

    But I wouldn't put this at the feet of the women's movement. Just saying, when American's embrace a movement(s) to throw the monkey wrench into the gears of society, collectively, they share responsiblity for us being wherever we are at, years later, be that good OR bad.

    Or to put it simply, "We reap what we sew."

    Cap, that may be the best post you've ever made. Best one I've ever read, anyway.

    Some things are better. Me, I prefer women who are capable of taking care of themselves and don't insist on being treated like fragile china.

    Some things are worse. 50% divorce rate, children committing mass murder on other children, etc.

    The whole "critical thinking" movement, the idea that all traditional institutions and ways needed to be analyzed to death and thrown out if they seemed the slightest bit illogical...the "anti-tradition" movement you might say, never seemed to realize that societies' customs and institutions are part of the glue that holds it all together, even if some of them don't seem to make perfect sense. Wash all that glue away with "critical thinking" solvent, and what you have left isn't a society, its a bunch of individuals pursuing three hundred million different paths with little in common.

    Fiddling While Rome Burns
    ISIS: Carthago Delenda Est
    "I used to roll the dice; see the fear in my enemies' eyes... listen as the crowd would sing, 'now the old king is dead, Long Live the King.'.."

  7. #7
    Banned
    Join Date
    Oct 2009
    Last Seen
    07-23-12 @ 03:52 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Private
    Posts
    6,763
    Blog Entries
    2

    Re: Overall, was feminism bad for America?

    Quote Originally Posted by Captain America View Post
    I have noticed the, what some might call, the accellerating moral decay happening in our society around the same time a LOT of movements to change the social structure came to be, the women's movement included.
    What other movements to change the social structure are you referring to here?

    But some of our traditional moral values were oppressive and burdensome and needed to be removed. Others? Maybe. Maybe not.
    Undoubtedly.

    But, in my opinion, modern day social structure norms, compared to back in the Ozzy and Harriot days, suck donkey balls and the proof is in the pudding. Chaos on every corner.
    Prevalent divorce, single-parent families on the rise, high-school drop-outs, widespread drug use, teenage mothers, increased homelessness, increased foster kids.

    But I wouldn't put this at the feet of the women's movement.
    I think much of it can be laid at the feet of the women's movement. The simple act of increasing a woman's earning potential meant that a nuclear family was no longer inviolate.

    Just saying, when American's embrace a movement(s) to throw the monkey wrench into the gears of society, collectively, they share responsiblity for us being wherever we are at, years later, be that good OR bad.
    Yes. Good and Bad. What would people say is the good that came from the women's movement? I do not mean suffrage but the feminist movement.

    Or to put it simply, "We reap what we sow."
    Fixed it for you. We do indeed reap what we sow.

  8. #8
    Jedi Master
    Captain America's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    Location
    Wisconsin
    Last Seen
    Yesterday @ 06:27 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Centrist
    Posts
    18,671

    Re: Overall, was feminism bad for America?

    Thanks for fixing my spelling fart. I actually thought about it for a second or two and went with the wrong spelling. I suppose I wanted to keep the word "sow" off a thread concerning feminism.

    Those three letters make me think of a big fat hog with droopy tits.

    It's GREAT to be me. --- "45% liberal/55% conservative"
    Diplomacy is the art of saying 'nice doggy" until you can find a gun.

  9. #9
    Conservative Independent
    DarkWizard12's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Location
    Tyler TX
    Last Seen
    Yesterday @ 01:53 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Independent
    Posts
    7,562

    Re: Overall, was feminism bad for America?

    Did feminism even take off? Other than the right to vote, there really isn't a noticeable political difference. Women can be actresses, can run for political office, although only a few choose to and half of those get elected, and can work in any field. Socially? Well...those that join are either "fighting domineering men for the right to be submissive" or if they are just "fighting domineering men", really just hate men because they are lesbians, are at least bi and over-sexual. So the effect is almost neutral in the social part.

    So, the overall effect? Nothing noticeable really. Anarchists, gay-rights activists, environmentalists, have had a bigger effect socially than feminists. Feminist's only score has been politically with the 19th amendment. Socially, we just have a bigger workforce and more girls less afraid to kiss other girls to impress men.

    So basically, Feminism: whoopty-****ing doo.
    Last edited by DarkWizard12; 05-09-10 at 05:44 PM.

  10. #10
    Banned
    Join Date
    Oct 2009
    Last Seen
    07-23-12 @ 03:52 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Private
    Posts
    6,763
    Blog Entries
    2

    Re: Overall, was feminism bad for America?

    Quote Originally Posted by Captain America View Post
    Thanks for fixing my spelling fart. I actually thought about it for a second or two and went with the wrong spelling. I suppose I wanted to keep the word "sow" off a thread concerning feminism.

    Those three letters make me think of a big fat hog with droopy tits.
    Yeah, sorry for being that guy that fixes a spelling fart. It is just that I have seen that phrase spelled that way like 4 times in the past week. You caught it.

Page 1 of 36 12311 ... LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •