User voted No.
1 vote
Aug 22, 2016


I am a feminist. I am proud to be a feminist and always have been.

But what we today imagine as equality, liberty, and justice is almost certainly going to look barbaric to people even a hundred years from now, let alone five hundred.

Modern feminists I think will continue, at their best, to push forward narratives that challenge arbitrary social ideas, expand the range of permissible options, and achieve a greater level of equity and fairness. We will deal with serious injustices against women.

But we will miss huge problems. We will misunderstand human nature and we will make mistakes in terms of crafting institutions to achieve human potentials. We will misunderstand the ecology, the world and the laws of physics, and we will make laws and policies that don't work.

No modern feminist, anarchist, libertarian socialist, progressive, humanist, or any other people fighting for progress are the high points of wisdom, equality, justice, freedom, or anything else. We have so much work to do and we have so much inherited damage that we will have to hope that we leave behind less work for the next generation.

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