Via Campus Reform comes this bit of bilge from the Pit of Leftist Idiocy
Sophie Lewis, a scholar at the Brooklyn Institute for Social Research and a frequent speaker at American universities, wrote an article suggesting that the coronavirus pandemic should push Americans to abolish the family.
In an opinion editorial published by Open Democracy in late March, Lewis argues that “the private family qua mode of social reproduction still, frankly, sucks. It genders, nationalizes and races us. It norms us for productive work. It makes us believe we are ‘individuals’…
Wow such revealing language as to how the left “thinks”. Note that besides the usual obsession with “identity” the author also mocks “productive” work. What does fool think work is designed to do? What does she imagine the purpose of work is? The truth is Leftists often use such nonsensical babblings to sound smart. Scholars are very adept at this, and they are betting that college students might be swayed to adopt Leftism despite its continuous failures in the real world. Here is more from Lewis
“We deserve better than the family. And the time of corona is an excellent time to practice abolishing it,” she adds.
“As feminists for decades have excavated, the nuclear family functions as a kind of technology for producing and reproducing human beings along the lines of binary sex, national identity, racial loyalty, and heterosexual subjecthood,” Lewis told Campus Reform.
Yes, this is complete nonsense. I wonder how this woman would bring the destruction of families to reality? Oh, of course first we must, comrades, kill capitalism!
“The pandemic is no time to forget about family abolition. In the words of feminist theorist and mother Madeline Lane-McKinley; ‘Households are capitalism’s pressure cookers. This crisis will see a surge in housework – cleaning, cooking, caretaking, but also child abuse, molestation, intimate partner rape, psychological torture, and more.’ Far from a time to acquiesce to ‘family values’ ideology, then, the pandemic is an acutely important time to provision, evacuate and generally empower survivors of – and refugees from – the nuclear household,” she adds.
See capitalism creates a “pressure cooker” that causes abuse, rape, child abuse, psychological torture, and likely even ingrown toe nails, and who knows what else! The only solution, therefore is to kill the family by killing capitalism! Folks, I leave you with yet more cuckoo for Cocoa Puffs rantings
“we do not know yet if we will be able to wrench something better than capitalism from the wreckage of this Plague and the coming Depression. I would only posit with some certainty that, in 2020, the dialectic of families against the family, of real homes against the home, shall intensify.”
Crazy? Oh yeah! Crazy on steroids!