IN FEMALE BREADWINNERS
MEANS AMERICA IS A LOSER
By: Selwyn Duke
When women start doing what men have traditionally done, yours
is a civilization of the setting sun. This is brought to mind when pondering a
recent Pew Research Center study
showing that women are now the primary or sole breadwinners in 40 percent of American
households. You may have heard the story it created quite a stir on Fox News,
with Greta Van Susteren and Megyn Kelly (who became quite hysterical) taking exception to
male colleagues' warnings about the development's sociological implications. But if
these two ladies, and the other critics, had reacted rationally and not emotionally, they
would realize what is obvious:
The rise in female breadwinners is a sign of a civilization in
Let's start by first examining the study. While the term
"breadwinner" conjures up images of pleasingly plump paychecks, the real story
here is the rise of poor single mothers. Among the 40 percent of women in the
breadwinner group, 63 percent are single mothers. This isn't surprising,
since the out-of-wedlock birthrate has risen from about 4 percent in the 1940s to 41
percent today (72 percent in the black community). So what kind of "bread"
are we talking about? Writes Amy Langfield of CNBC,
"The median income for a single mother who has never been married was $17,400 as of
2011." And, obviously, having large numbers of single mothers, with essentially
fatherless children, struggling to make ends meet isn't good for the women, the children,
or the society as a whole.
The picture looks better for the married 37 percent of the
breadwinner group, but only by comparison. Twenty-nine percent of these women's
husbands are unemployed. Moreover, Pew describes these women as older,
college-educated, and white. Translation: they're the one-child wonders. These
are often women who postpone childbirth in deference to careerism and then, perhaps after
dropping a tidy sum at a fertility clinic, have their sole son or daughter. Why does
this warrant mention? Because as the documentary Demographic Winter points
out, this phenomenon is a significant contributing factor to the plummeting birth rates
among Western peoples. Outside New Zealand, there isn't one major European-descent
group with a replacement-level birth rate. And for all you secular-feminist
chauvinists so proud of your cultural hegemony, what do you think happens to values that
cause people to erase themselves?
So why can't the Megyn Kellys of the world perceive
the rise in female breadwinners as the warning sign it is? Because their feminist
dogma teaches that any female "gain" relative to men is positive, and any
criticism of it is blind male chauvinism. These are the people who cheer girls'
"better" performance in schools even though this is largely attributable to
boys' worsening performance (and improved female test scores aren't relevant, because the
exams, like the boys, have been dumbed down). It's a mindset that would consider it
a good thing if women won every future marathon because men either lost their legs or
And that is the point. If a warring nation must move a few
divisions from the southern front to shore up the northern, it isn't a victory for those
divisions; it means the war effort is waning. And if the divisions' generals view it
as a personal victory because they'll have the opportunity to distinguish themselves,
they're self-centered and ignorant.
Likewise, it was a sign of crisis when women had to assume men's
roles in the factories during WWII, but the idea was that the crisis would end and
normalcy resume. But today we are in perpetual war culture war in a
never-ending crisis in which we fight ourselves and confuse losses with gains. No,
the intersex wage gap isn't a bad thing, and it isn't good when it starts to close.
The size of that gap correlates with the health of the nuclear family; the larger it
is, the greater men's ability to support their families and women's opportunity to stay at
home with the children. No, it isn't good when girls outshine boys in school, as
this reflects a society of undisciplined lads and a hostile yet permissive,
And, no, it isn't good when you destroy patriarchy. Why?
G.K. Chesterton put it best when he wrote, "What is called matriarchy is simply
moral anarchy, in which the mother alone remains fixed because all the fathers are
fugitive and irresponsible." If you want matriarchy, just go into the black
community. Women rule the roost there, but they reign in a hell born of degraded
morals and family breakdown. There has never been a successful matriarchy -- the
notion of a matriarchal prehistory is a myth -- and there
never will be.
This is why, ultimately, the feminist model is destined for the
dustbin of history. The only system that ensures the perpetuation of civilization
(replacement-level birth rates) is patriarchy; the only system that compels women and
men to fulfill their responsibilities to hearth and home is patriarchy. And this is
why, barring the end of man or a dystopian future in which children are lab-created
assembly-line style to be the collective's drones, patriarchy is inevitable.
There is no substitute for tradition. The Soviets learned this the
hard way, for after undermining the family, sex roles, and religion, mass murderer Joseph
Stalin actually outlawed abortion in a vain attempt to combat a bottomed-out birth rate.
But today Russia's population is still declining by 700,000 per year the
wages of their statist sin.
When a people would be invaded or conquered years ago, the men and
boys above a certain age would sometimes be killed. Emasculate a society, and it's
no longer a force to be reckoned with. But we have emasculated ourselves, killing
off manhood by neutering men emotionally, intellectually, and spiritually. This
won't end well, but for sure it will end. Because the feminist band can play on, but
the rising water will soon drown out their music for good.
Duke is a writer, columnist and public speaker whose work has been published widely online
and in print, on both the local and national levels. He has been featured on the Rush
Limbaugh Show and has been a regular guest on the award-winning Michael Savage Show. His
work has appeared in Pat Buchanan's magazine The American Conservative and he writes
regularly for The New American and Christian Music Perspective. He is a regular
contributor to Ether Zone.
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Selwyn Duke can be reached at: SelwynDuke@optonline.net
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