Sunday, April 22, 2012

The Feminized Society (Part 3)

Society is rapidly reflecting increasingly feminine traits. In previous posts, I have examined why society is feminizing, and the positive impacts of a feminized society.
While a feminized society possesses several advantages, it also carries with it major disadvantages as well. The disadvantages of a feminized society are numerous:
1)  A vacuum of leadership is often apparent in feminized societies. Because women are more social than men, they often rely on groups to make decisions. Men, by contrast, are generally more individualistic than women, making decisions with less consultation. Decisions are made by committee more often in a feminized society.
Decisions made by committee are often compromises that placate the majority rather than cut to the root of a problem. A feminized society often ends up failing to make critical, painful decisions, reflecting a dearth of leadership.
2) Women tend to be more easily swayed by emotion than men in making decisions. For women, emotion and logic are much more unified than in men. Women make more emotionally based decisions than men. 
This means that logic and rational argument in the politics and discourse of a feminized society are frequently superseded by emotional rhetoric – a trait easily observable in modern politics. (This does NOT mean that women are dumber than men – a point I have gotten into nasty arguments over).
This also means that logical leaps and even contradictions in political thought become more pronounced, producing, for example, situations where fetal homicide laws and abortion laws exist simultaneously.
3) Women tend to be less analytical and more intuitive than men. This means that women are less likely to think over the consequences of their actions. When society adopts these traits, it leads to a society which makes snap judgments, rather than relying on careful analysis of a situation.
This overreliance on snap judgments also results in situations where only a few solutions to a problem are considered – in government and in societal behavior.  
4) Women seek to “protect the helpless” more frequently than men – at any cost. Expensive social programs tending towards care and concern for everyone may be increasingly adopted, irrespective of whether or not they are effective, simply for the sake of trying to do something about allevaiting suffering.
This tendency leads to spending problems, because a society which cannot control spending on social programs is liable to eventually go bankrupt.
Also, some of the positive elements of a feminized society have problematic consequences. For instance:
1) The fact that a feminized society is comparatively gentle means that society is less willing to punish wrongdoing, and more willing to tolerate it.
2) The fact that a feminized society is less violent means that governments are more willing to appease “bully” countries, rather than stand up to them.
This is not to say that a feminized society is evil. However, a feminized society clearly has many downsides.

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