The progressive or, rather, ongoing democratization of life inexorably leads to … what? More gender equalitarianism and such like erosions of distinctions between the sexes that a higher order of society, whether autocratic or theocratic (though especially theocratic), would find not only feasible but morally necessary. Bah! Democracy reduces everything to the lowest-common-denominator, as, in a different way, does its corporeal antithesis – plutocracy, engaged in a Faustian Pact with autocracy for the mutual exploitation of the democratic.
Relations between the sexes are characterized by sex, i.e. coitus, which means that, in general terms, the male view of females is as an ‘ass’ to fuck, which, it has to be said, is a rather low order of relationship and one that, except in the case of the overly corporeal and doubtless democratic male, would hardly merit an attitude of equality, much less of gender equalitarianism.
Contemporary life is less characterized by gender equalitarianism, in any case, than by the dominion of females, not just in relation to feminism but even, paradoxically, in terms of the bourgeois decadence of female priests, meaning vicars, ministers, etc., in Protestant pulpits. Such female vicars are unlikely to advise the males of their respective types of state-hegemonic/church-subordinate congregations to leave females, i.e. wives, sisters, mothers, girlfriends, etc., in order to ‘take up the Cross’ and follow Christ into a male hegemonic, if not exclusive, salvation from female dominion. Sadly, bourgeois decadence would be even less qualified to give that kind of advice than would the bourgeois rejection, through Protestantism, of church-hegemonic/state-subordinate axial criteria, which, in the case of the Roman Catholic Church, at least grants a monk-like opt-out clause from the worldly norms of female predation and, via families, domination, even if few of the ‘sinful’ ever take up on it, least of all in a comparatively secular age of republican socialism and some degree of ‘Liberty Leading the People’, meaning the male being taken for a reproductive ride, in clockwise fashion, by the dominant female, for ever identifiable with what is both democratic and – wait for it – autocratic.
Beauty is not equalitarian.