Mathias Hasselmann

Female Chauvinism

When watching Marc-André I've got one of those women's magazines into my hands and started reading. For a moment I wondered, if male chauvinism isn't just a bizarre invention of female chauvinists - that bizarre was the picture of men drawn there. Really hope, those articles and columns were some kind of bizarre female humor, males cannot gasp. Otherwise it's really no wonder, that many people are lonely those days: Chauvinism at both sides clearly doesn't help to understand each other...


near commented on February 17, 2008 at 1:36 p.m.

That is the ultimate hidden goal of feminism, breaking the concept of family and everything linked to.

That is, of course, my view of it (no offense).

nobody commented on February 17, 2008 at 3:51 p.m.

There are actually Female Chauvinism is not the same thing as feminism. There are at least three classes of feminists:
(1) people who want women to be treated as human beings not chattel. There are places in the world where women are killed or beaten the way rats get a better treatment.
(2) people who want men to rise to the highest in women (and for women to lose the worst in their own qualities). These are strongly in favour of the family.
(3) Female Chauvinists who want all women to be like the lowest in man. These are against the family.

... commented on February 17, 2008 at 7:24 p.m.

You seem rather reasonable, but "near" and mr. nobody should make it clear that male chauvinism is very much real.

(For me a feminist is "someone who fights for women as a class and for the disappearance of this class" (M. Wittig).)

Mathias Hasselmann commented on February 17, 2008 at 10:28 p.m.

> You seem rather reasonable, but "near" and
> mr. nobody should make it clear that male
> chauvinism is very much real.

Male chauvinism definitely exists and is a serious problem. In my opinion well-grounded feminism is very important to restore/preserve equality. Meeting her at eye-level is one of my reason for loving Ulrike.

Its a real shame, how women were treated, still are treated in many regions and communities. It's a shame, that some consider a bizarre family model, established by returning soldiers during the 1950-ers, as natural. Also could start ranting about the lack of female Catholics priests now. Cans of worms...

Still female chauvinism is as wrong as male chauvinism. It doesn't help understanding. It won't cause equality.

Maxo commented on February 18, 2008 at 6:06 p.m.

All of those magazines they sell at the checkout lines are snake oil. They try to bring simple answers to complex problems by taking one quote from a PhD and extrapulating on it beyond reason. The use the same oversimplifications that Bush does when talking about terrorism. Anyone who reads those on a regular basis has been pwned.