Right-Wing Women Have Accepted Their Own Subordination | Gloria Steinem | Big Think Any group of people that has been subordinate absorbs the idea of our own subordination and that it is natural and comes to think that the only way to survive is to identify with the powerful. That is what has happened to many right-wing women who vote Republican, says Steinem. Why are all these women like Gloria Steinem and Erica Jong, who are frankly no longer that relevant, coming out of the woodwork? Their ideas of 2nd wave feminism, that you don't need a man, that you can find true self-fulfillment in a career as opposed to marriage and having children, have FAILED many women. To cast out phrases like "Stockholm Syndrome" shows how desperate these left- wing women are. Screeching how important it is for women to work, to prove how "equal" we are to men, have left women disappointed, dissatisfied, and disenchanted. That premise failed women and the generations of ill-supervised children who were raised by TV, the internet, and the pop culture. Ms. Steinem, it's not about reproductive rights, it's about what you do with the children after they are born. But you don't know anything about that. You denied yourself the opportunity to be a mother. You aborted your unborn baby and now you have to justify why that was the right decision for you. Doesn't it gall you to see strong conservative women like Sarah Palin and Michelle Bachmann with their husbands and children? They always look so happy. Yes you can find happiness in being a mother! What gets you even more is that they've been able to have successful relevant careers! They are in prominent positions and their voices carry weight! Women are realizing that they've been duped by 2nd wave feminists like yourself. People like you and Erica Jong are becoming like gnats that I need to flick off from my sweater. Yes, I see fear in the eyes of all the liberals. Things are going to get very dirty on the road to the 2012 election.