The more things change, the more they stay the same March 9, 2010Posted by Summerspeaker in Feminism.
Way back in the 1890s, feminist anarchist Voltairine de Cleyre condemned marriage as an oppressive institution enabling rape. Today, in 2010, we have marriage coach John Wilder saying that’s how it should be. He asserts that allowing wives to decide when to have sex with their husbands would be terribly unfair to the poor men. I can only assume he pushes these views on the unfortunate couples who come to him for help. The patriarchy is a global human rights crisis, folks. So many women experience sexual coercion on a daily basis. It’s not limited to old religious dudes and marriage, either; as in de Cleyre’s lecture, I know supposed anarchists who practice the same abuses. In our goal of creating a better world, we transhumanists must take this issue seriously.