Feminism

Helen Reddy of “I Am Woman” fame departs the patriarchal world

Helen Reddy, who died in September (1941-2020), has been called the queen of 70s pop. She had three number one hits in the United States (Billboard Hot 100 chart) in 1973 and 15 singles that entered charts in the US top 40. Hits also followed internationally. Her ‘feminist anthem’ titled I Am Woman catapulted Helen …

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The Feminist Race to Gender Superiority

The headline this morning said, “North Carolina girl wrestler dominates boys to become first ever female state champion.”  She was praised not just for winning the championship, but mainly for winning it against boys.  Girls are winning acclaim by beating boys, and this encourages them to compete with men later on.  Perhaps soon there will …

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Games Feminists Play

Back in 1964 Eric Bern, a psychologist, wrote a book called Games People Play, launching a new way of looking at people.  The book described an array of methods that people use to manipulate other people in order to get what they want from them—or methods of defending against assumed threats.  Berne extended Sigmund Freud’s …

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No Gun Ever Killed Anyone

In the 1970’s I was alarmed to hear that my big sister, Kate Millett, who had serious mental health issues which had agonized my family and her friends for many years, was organizing a group called The Mental Patients’ Project in order to claim that the psychiatric community and society were “oppressing” people and “stigmatizing …

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