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I have just finished Julien Rochedy's book, Love and War - Answering the Feminists.

With this book the author decided to put a stop to the feminist ideology by attacking the 4 main pillars of this discourse. 

He hopes to arm people (men and women) to counter and live with this ideology that unfortunately could still be present in the coming decade.

The part that intrigued me was the chapter on society in which Rochedy makes a connection between feminist discourse and communist thought.

This is a point of view that I had never considered and it was relevant enough to make me want to go back to the study of history in order to consolidate this argument.

For the anecdote, Julien Rochedy has sent his book to feminists in France and asked them to debate with him, but none of them has answered so far.

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Unfortunately the book is only in French.
I put here the translated table comparing the two thoughts. 

 

Marxism

Ideological feminism

Equality is the goal

Idem

 

Equality is happiness

Idem

History is the history of class struggle and oppression of workers

 

History is the history of the struggle of the sexes and the oppression of women

 

There is no human nature, it is constantly changing according to the culture, infrastructure and superstructure of societies. Existentialism.

 

There is no biological nature to sex other than physical, but genders. Creation of culture and society. Sociologism.

 

The infrastructure, production relationship based on domination, determines the superstructure (society, state, religion etc.).

 

The oppression of women in the home, the infrastructure, determines the patriarchal power of the whole society (superstructure).

 

Capitalism as a phenomenon and as a system is the enemy, it influences all aspects of society.

 

Patriarchy as a phenomenon and as a system is the enemy, it is behind all aspects of society.

 

The primitive society was egalitarian, the concept of archaism in Marx that should not be feared.

 

The primitive society was matriarchal, egalitarian, peaceful, it would be a question of returning to it.

 

Marxism, consequence of the invention of property.

 

Male domination is also a consequence of the invention of property.

 

 

 

The past should be wiped out because it is the heir and repository of domination.

 

Idem

 

Workers who do not want to liberate themselves, to be communists, are alienated by the capitalist machine.

 

Women who do not want to emancipate themselves, and therefore be feminists, have integrated the codes of domination.

 

History is conceived as a one-way progression towards liberation.

 

The mention of the date as an argument in itself "it's 20XX, we can't hear such a thing etc".

 

Consequently, the opponents are conservatives or reactionaries, they do not want to advance history or they want to make it go backwards.

 

Idem

The bourgeoisie has an interest in perpetuating its domination. It is necessary to fight to wrest the freedom of the working class.

 

Men have an interest in perpetuating their domination, it is necessary to fight to obtain rights to equality.

 

Domination is the essence of the bourgeoisie. Abolishing domination is equivalent to abolishing the bourgeoisie and vice versa.

 

Domination is the essence of masculinity. Abolishing domination is equivalent to abolishing masculinity and vice versa.

 

Anti-communists are class enemies, enemies of the workers.

 

Anti-feminists are enemies of women.

 

One can perpetuate capitalist domination as a bourgeois without being conscious of it, one must know how to be self-critical.

 

One can perpetuate patriarchal domination as a man without being aware of it, one must know how to deconstruct it.

 

 

All workers are and must be in solidarity as an oppressed class.

 

All women are and must be in solidarity as the oppressed sex.

 

The state must exercise a form of coercion at first to establish equality.

 

The law on parity, the modified national education programs, etc.

 

Once society is revolutionized and complete equality established, true freedom.

 

Once society is revolutionized and complete equality established, generic individual paradise and true freedom.

 

 

Feel free to share your thoughts on this comparison. 

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