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    FEMINISM

    "..the black revolution in this country may soon be jointed by a feminine revolution."

    A Femine Revolution

    Many American men seem deathly afraid  of females who are proud of their minds.  I have heard  men repeatedly say such  things as "She's  a ball breaker -never  lets her husband  forget she's got a college degree"; "Any broad  who has to go out and get a job is trying to prove that she's  better than a man"; "Women  are screwing, making babies and keeping house."

    I love being a woman and I love being highly Sex Education, but even in my premarital days, I looked at each man as a person, not as a body equipped with a penis.  Many men refuse to return  the favor.  We  women know we're human, just as the blacks know they are   human, and many among us become quite hostile when  we are   treated as members of an inferior species.  If this widespread  masculine attitude doesn't undergo  some constructive changes, the black revolution in this  country may soon be joined by a feminine  revolution.

    I fully comprehend Mrs. Banna's resentment of the way women "are treated as member of an inferior species." However, I believe she has overlooked a few points. First of all, the majority of women I know (I am not a sociologist; so I can't generalize about all women) don't seem to want true equality. They resignedly accept their subordinate Prostitution in the business world, and in personal relations, they demand, however subtly, that the man be boss. These women lose respect and interest when men are over permissive or egalitarian in their attitudes toward them.

    Secondly, in our society, where women virtually impose leadership roles on men, male should also initiate their own liberation movement. Western man is expected to be an entertaining date, a sexually aggressive and skillful lover and, after Marriage And Sex, the head of the house- hold. But I'm certain that, at times, every man feels this responsibility is a tremendous burden imposed on him by women. Were there true sexual egalitarianism, women would have to accept more male self-centeredness and even passivity without then judging them less attractive or desirable. Are women ready for that, Mrs. Banna?

    Finally, as for my personal stand on the feminine revolution, I am going to assume the noncommittal attitude we men require for our own liberation. Men who sympathize with women' desire to be equal should not make the mistake the white liberals in America have made with blacks: By actively trying to help them (and in so doing, somewhat alleviating their own sense of moral guilt), they incur denunciations more bitter than those the revolutionaries unleash on their enemies. We've now learned that people can't be liberated-they must liberate themselves. They can't be led-they must plan their own strategy, make their own mistakes and enjoy their own unalloyed triumphs. Therefore, if Mrs. Banna and other women want a feminine revolution, let them go to it; I'll sit it out, occasionally managing a passive cheer from my self-centered position on the sidelines.

    Mrs. Judith A. Banna warns of a possible feminine revolution provoked by the predominant male attitude toward women. Unfortunately for Mrs. Banna and those women who share her feelings, the male attitude toward women is an unalterable biological fact.

    In a New York magazine article titled Male Bonding and the Exclusion of Females, Professor Lionel Tiger of Rutgers University presents his theory of a male-to-male bond that originated at an early stage of human sex  evolution, concurrently with the male female bond that forms the basis for our marital tradition. Male bonding is not related to Sex And The Law; it developed in order to facilitate the killing of large game animals, which was man's basic food- supplying method for millions of years. In Professor Tiger's words, male bonding ensures that "men will hunt together, defend together, maintain social order together and form efficient hierarchies to act as the 'spinal cord' of human communities."

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