There are so many logical holes in this bizarre speech by feminist icon Gloria Steinem that we hardly know where to start. But maybe when you’re confronted with abject insanity, the best thing to do is just let it play itself out. You start arguing with madness and you become mad yourself. Something this…idiotic…can just be looked at, stared at, and contemplated until it dissolves on its own. At least, that’s what we’re hoping. Although, from the looks of social media and college campuses over the last few years, we’re beginning to wonder. For some reason, there is more appetite for liberal insanity in this country than we would have ever thought possible.
Appearing at the March for Racial Justice rally in Washington this weekend, Steinem told the gathered crowd that gender was a fictional concept invented by men to control reproduction.
“So all the women in the world are in some degree of trouble, because it’s all about controlling reproduction,” she said. “It’s the why of it. Did you ever wonder why? Yeah I mean, the first step in every hierarchy is patriarchy in order to control reproduction
“So, and racism, caste in India, class,” she continued. “It all makes it much worse, because to maintain those divisions, you have to control women even more. So these things have always been intertwined. It is just not possible to disentangle these deep caste systems. It is absolutely impossible. They can only be uprooted together.”
Steinem at no point offered any historical evidence to back up her outrageous claims. Why would she? Nothing the left is on about these days is rooted in history, science, or logic. It has claimed the mantle of “academia,” somehow, but it bears no relationship to traditional academic courses of study. “Social science” is a joke. It mimics the mores and pathways of hard science, uses some of the same terminology, but it is like…a chiropractor is to a spinal surgeon. It is an astrologer to an astronomer. We’re not saying there’s not some merit to sociology, psychology, and the rest, but these soft disciplines can and have been used to perpetrate some of the most astounding “theories” we’ve ever seen come out of a college campus. And Steinem is quite obviously a true believer.
“So let’s just remember folks, okay that gender was invented in order to control reproduction, and we’re now disinventing it, right?” she said. “That race was invented in fact in order to justify colonialism and slavery, and we have not done a good job in this country of uprooting the racism that justified slavery. We got rid of slavery, but not this.”
We’ll remember those things, Ms. Steinem. We’ll remember that this is what feminists actually believe. We’ll remember so we don’t let our guard down some day and accidentally fall for one of your more reasonable social arguments. We’ll remember that it’s all rooted in illogical nonsense, grand-scale conspiracy theories about the human condition, and a woeful lack of real education. We’ll remember because the future of our country depends on it.