A while ago i posted about the US election. Thinking about it later, i realised that i had implicitly assumed that most of the people reading a blog about Gynarchy would lean towards the Liberal side of that (or any other) debate. i’ve no evidence that they don’t, but living as i do in a European bubble, i could easily have that all wrong.
My assumption was based on the fact that conservatives by definition tend to hold a traditional view of the role of Women. As Gynarchy promotes the opposite, it is tempting to think of it as a progressive idea. But is that true?
Certainly there is a strand in Female-supremacist thinking which is aligned with what i grew up thinking of as a Wiccan world-view, which is to say, the Goddess Movement angle. It isn’t really a movement, because it is too diffuse, but in so far as it is political at all, it feels deep Left to me.
Looked at another way, though, Gynarchy surely has an element of authoritarianism (‘the enforcement or advocacy of strict obedience to authority at the expense of personal freedom,’ as Google has it), even if the vision of the Two Ronnies (right) is a bit off-target. In that sense, it is anything but Liberal.
So many questions.
What does a conservative man with an instinct for Women on pedestals do with those desires? Is there a tension there, and if so, how is it reconciled? Is it like being a gay Catholic? Come to think of it, what about a conservative Woman who feels that way? Or is it the case that, if that’s how you are by nature, you’re just not a conservative?
Let’s do a survey. If you’re a believer in Female Supremacy, let us know in the comments below where your politics lie. A simple ‘left’ or ‘right’ (or “stop it and get back to droning on about books, will,”) will do.