A pro-family organization says it’s “sad world” when countries have to pay women to have children in order for a society to survive. Unfortunately, says a spokesman for Population Research Institute, that is what is happening in countries like Italy where birth rates have sunk to below-replacement level.Over the past several decades, feminist leaders like the late Betty Friedan, who was a founder of the National Organization for Women, and Gloria Steinem of Ms. magazine fame have decried the roles of women as mothers and housewives, suggesting they are forms of sexual exploitation. The modern feminist movement, as a result, has placed a higher value on women’s place in the working world — and its influence has had far-reaching consequences.
For example, Joseph D’Agostino, vice president for communications at the Population Research Institute, sees feminism’s influence on nations’ birth rates. He notes that modern societies now are organized around economic production, not the production of the next generation of human beings. The result? D’Agostino says feminism “destroys” every single society it touches.
“It is the most socially destructive movement perhaps in the history of the world — and I mean that in the scientific sense,” he emphasizes. “Every single culture, every single nation that’s adopted feminism [as a dominant philosophy] is now dying out. Feminism means death.”