552 Councils Not Enough for Swedish Femi-SocialistsI've written before about the Swedish feminist party that is under construction. Not all of them agree that men are animals, but most want global socialism and a six-hour working day. It's the same in Norway, where the government wants to shut down private companies that refuse to recruit at least 40 percent women to their boards by 2007. The same government is covering up rapes committed by Muslim immigrants. In 2005, Scandinavian "feminism" means yes to a Soviet-style economy, but no to talking about the ramifications of massive imports of the planet's most anti-female culture:
552 Councils Not Enough for Swedish Femi-Socialists
Lower taxes for single mothers and a new government quango for the “liberation” of women. These are the proposals of a Swedish government commission. Gudrun Schyman of the new Swedish political movement Feminist Initiative (Feministiskt initiative, Fi), however, is demanding more: a six-hour working day. The next general election in Sweden is scheduled for 17 September 2006. Last April 4, Gudrun Schyman presented the Feminist Initiative. Fi is a feminist network but is aiming to become a political party by next year so it can participate in the elections for the Riksdag, the Swedish Parliament. Opinion polls indicate that Fi may threaten the social-democrats of Prime Minister Göran Persson and could in this way indirectly lead to a conservative government. According to its manifesto Fi was established to “fight the systematic oppression of women and abolish the patriarchical power structures.” Apparently, while the rest of us thought Sweden was a feminist model society (45% of its parliamentarians are women, as are 11 of its 22 government ministers), the Swedish women were living in bondage. The Fi’s message appeals to many, the polls indicate. Hence the installation by the social-democratic government of a special commission on women’s rights. The commission concluded that Sweden needs a new official institution to promote women’s lib. Why not? It recently emerged that Sweden has 552 official institutions and councils, employing a total of 230,000 people. So another quango with 50 employees cannot be a problem. One wonders how Sweden can survive with such a “minimal” state. The commission also proposed that single parents should pay lower taxes than married couples. As most single parents are women this would benefit the fairer sex. However, within Fi itself there is some internal discord. Tiina Rosenberg, a professor in gender studies and a lesbian activist, who studied in East-Germany for three years at Karl Marx University, is threatening to leave the organisation if it does not speak out for homosexuals, bisexuals and transsexuals as well. According to Rosenberg, the feminist movement adopts too much of a heterosexual world view.