They appear to be to change the structure of society and the psychology and identity of men and women as to diminish the disequality of the sexes.
This is believed to be possible by shaping the minds of people through ongoing propaganda in the media and education and by government directives and state laws.
For whoever has not heard it yet, the basic feminist assumption is that women
have been oppressed or at least been disfavoured in male dominant societies,
where traditional family-structures, 'male' ideologies and religions have
disadvantaged women, but empowered man.
Whereas there undeniably has been oppression and taking advantage of women in many fields of life, the reasons for it are deeper and more complicated than the role of the male gender, and cannot be solved by blaming men as such.
( Reasons for this have to be dealt elsewhere, Western modern society).
Many people today think that the difference between male and females can and should somehow be overcome. All that men do, women should be able to do, and all that women do, men should be able to do, too. Sex would not and should therefore not have any role to play.
Their aim then is to somehow get rid of the sexual distinction of man and women, i e of letting women become whatever they wish in the 'male world' and of letting man assimilate more to the female character.
This policy and mentality has already led to the degeneration and decline of manhood or masculinity and this 'deconstruction' of manhood will eventually lead to and promote homosexualism, perverse sexual drives and to androgynous men or hermaphrodites.
With the advent of modern or future technologies, such as first the pill, also the spread of abortion, or today artificial insemination and more to come in future, modern feminists and their assistants seek to overcome the normal restreints put on them by nature. They are those most vehemently against traditional family structures, against authority and wisdom of mankind, which has preserved our species until now.
Modern feminism represents a policy and a prospect which runs counter to Islamic values of the centrality of the family and of clear distinction among the sexes, including the value of true manhood and feminity, as to be witnessed in all traditional societies, a natural and normal gender role as originally created by God, distinct and in polarities as f ex of activity ( fâ`iliyyah ) and receptivity ( qâbiliyyah ) or in pairs as ying and yang , as everywhere in the universe, because Islam responds to how human beings really are, not what they ought to be - as visualised in the minds of idealistic reformers, social engineers or homosexualists of all kinds.
But to God alone belongs success
in this life and the one to come!
Omar K Neusser