The single most powerful drivers of declining birth rates are feminist ideology and feminist narratives (“U.S. birth rate continues to fall,” Web, May 15). Feminism is not an empathetic, forgiving, warm and fuzzy ideology, but rather a harsh ideology that attains its ends through bullying, shaming and mob social control.
While demanding “the right to choose” in the service of its ideological ends, it simultaneously denies “the right to choose” to those women who choose marriage, children and — above all — to stay home and raise their children.
In the long run, what’s at stake is the survival of the human species.
GORDON E. FINLEY
Professor of psychology emeritus
Florida International University