August 1, 2004

Pope Vs. Feminists

The Vatican, in their efforts to prevent changes to human morphology, sexuality, and family, are exercising their own kind of "social engineering." The Pope has a very clear, albeit static, vision of what humanity should and must look like, including family arrangements and sexual orientation.

The latest attempt at social engineering came last week as the Vatican released a document assailing radical feminism for what it views as efforts to erase differences between men and women, warning that the movement threatens the traditional family based on a mother and a father.

This push for equality, says the Vatican, makes "homosexuality and heterosexuality virtually equivalent, in a new model of polymorphous sexuality."

The warning came in a 37-page document, the latest effort in a Vatican campaign to protect what it calls the Christian family. The pope has previously denounced same-sex marriages and called on politicians of all religions to block their legal recognition.

Interestingly, as a masculist, I found myself in agreement with the Vatican's observation that today's feminism (which is rooted in 1970s ideology and environmental determinism) denies that any intrinsic differences exist between the sexes--differences that are viewed as mere effects of historical and cultural conditioning. However, as a a masculist-feminist, I take great exception to the Vatican's insistence that people should not "avoid the domination of one sex over the other." In stressing that men and women are different, the document said, "From the first moment of their creation, man and woman are different, and will remain so for eternity."

I certainly hope not! Long live postgenderism and polygenderism!!

More excerpts from the Globe and Mail article:
"The obscuring of the difference or duality of the sexes has enormous consequences on a variety of levels," the document said, asserting it has inspired ideologies that "call into question the family, in its natural two-parent structure of mother and father."

It also warned of challenges to fundamentals of church teaching, saying the blurring of differences "would consider as lacking in importance and relevance the fact that the Son of God assumed human nature in its male form."

The document — "On the Collaboration of Men and Women in the Church in the World" — addressed what it said were "certain currents of thought which are often at variance with the authentic advancement of women."

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