To say nothing of more than two millennia of theology, philosophy, and modern science. And you wonder why I’m dubious about the survival prospects of equalitarian society, or indeed, any society where feminism has grown roots:
What is a feminist logic is a question I’ve spent the past six months
thinking about and researching. There are not a lot of women in
philosophy, and there are definitely not a lot of feminist philosophers,
so I don’t have a good answer for this question. There is great
scholarship talking about weather a feminist logic can build off of
formal logic or if it has to reject the laws of identity and create
something entirely new. There are solid arguments for both camps,
personally I’m swayed by the constructive theories that would build onto
formal logic through a feminist lens. There exist logics that handle
contradiction as part of the system, namely paraconsistent logic. I
think this type of logic represents the feminist idea that something can
be and not be without being a contradiction, that is a system where the
following statement is not explosive: (p && ¬p) == 1.
It should be readily apparent that once you’ve decided that X = !X, you have essentially doomed yourself by denying reality. It is only a matter of time before you make the fatal determination that the hungry bear wants you to play with it, the November ice is thick enough to drive on, or you can leap off the cliff and fly.
This holds as true for societies as it does for individuals. Consider the paraconsistencies that Examerican society has adopted as truths.
- Third world immigrants are effective substitutes for native children.
- Expanding the vote to women will improve society.
- Paying money to the unemployed will not discourage them from working.
- Debt can expand infinitely without risk of default or currency devaluation.
- Female labor is as productive as male labor.
- Free trade in good, services, and labor benefits the economy.
- Increasing the supply of labor doesn’t reduce its price.
- Men will marry women and support children regardless of financial disincentives.
- Members of non-European population groups will behave more like European population groups in European geographies than like non-Europeans in their original geographies.