Even among the fractured and virtual doomer community, they just can’t help themselves.
Is it that patriarchy is so embedded within our psyches, we can’t see it when it smacks us in the face? Or maybe worse, that the evolutionary imperative towards reproduction is so strong that we’ll ignore what our big brains tell us and continue to make the same mistakes that guarantee our extinction?
Or is it that some of the doomers are hoping to have a shot at the founder effect? I’m living in Dr. Strangelove land here.
In the world made by James Howard Kunstler, humans survive epidemics and limited nuclear activity and go about gardening and fishing and playing music; men making all of the decisions and women acting as domestic help and sexual objects. He runs a blog to sell books and rant about financial and economic collapse.
Dmitry Orlov saw the Russian collapse up close and personal and has written about that experience as well. He’s got his own clubhouse to talk about collapse and to sell books.
Females are allowed in both clubhouses as long as we admire Dmitry’s intellect or JHK’s turn of phrase but god forbid we should have, oh say, an opinion on how women are treated post-collapse (assuming anyone survives for any length of time).
No, we are trouble makers. Feminism has no role in the post industrial world we make by hand. Feminism is a distraction. In fact, if anyone wishes to discuss rights, we have to start with the rights of animals first. And if this applied equally to the rights of MAN, I’d be okay with that starting point. But, it doesn’t.
The open and honest and, to their minds, justified dismissal of the female half of the equation is almost shocking for its lefty political incorrectness, until you realize that collapse merely removes the need for pretense.
Most of the female doomers I communicate with are under no illusions about what a collapsing and post-collapse world will mean for us. Women and children always suffer first and most.
I seriously doubt that anything is going to survive our eventual collapse; the nukes guarantee this. But if, by hook or crook, there are people who squeeze through the bottleneck and the species does go on, if those who profess to have learned from overshoot, climate change and our population growth take patriarchy with them, then the outcome after that is in no doubt at all.