Criticism In General
I was born into the era before post war feminism took hold in New Zealand. I’ve seen the changes but I’ve never been accepting of the negative aspects of feminism that plague men in New Zealand or internationally in a more general sense.
Some changes are obvious, while others are more subtle, and some perhaps go unnoticed in the feminization of today’s society.
Criticism was a very normal part of the world of men I saw as a child. Do it this way. No, it’s better that way, etc. In the developing world it’s how men communicated, cooperated, worked together, taught and progressed.
It’s not the same cutting edge process that women tended to use in their nurturing and mothering role and when criticism did surface amongst the girls it was more indicative of competition rather than cooperation.
These days we live in a flowery world where criticism is offensive. 50 years ago it was comedy in the workplace when there was nothing better to do. It’s alive and well still though amid female competition along with an extension to that category of bitching, the female aggression and hostility that’s so much more prevalent in the modern world. I see it in public now, in a way that was socially unacceptable not so long ago.
Although not so obvious in its processes the dynamics of criticism and the nature of its changes has had a devastating effect on our communication and social development.
The political preference of feminism to use criticism as a weapon against men but censor it amongst women is a power game that has had far reaching and devastating effects beyond their desires for control.
Criticism in historic literature is much more visible and the historical awareness of the subject may have played a significant role in why education for men was often denied to women.
In the progression of what you might call equality we could have continued to study literature and criticism in depth as a subject rather than see it fall victim to the political hostility of feminist ideology and the associated structural demands of their preferred society.
As the forth wave of feminism along with wokeness attack freedom of expression we might consider the education that has been destroyed in the name of feminism – much more than just criticism, of course.
They quietly burnt the book of criticism and redefined the concept as much if not more than the word.
Should we be considering how to reverse this so we don’t continue the apparent self-destruction and limits on possible development in the physical world.
Feel free to call that last paragraph sexist if it suits your politics but I don’t see women having surfaced in this new era to lead any significant progress in the real world.
I’ll wait for the bitching.