So far in this series I have talked about the increasing rate of the feminization of society, why it is a good thing, why feminization should be an explicit social policy, and some examples of how it might be integrated into culture. I think social feminization is the wave of the future, but that doesn't mean there won't be resistance to bringing it about. I'm sure that most if not all sissies would be happy to see feminization as social policy now, but otherwise, what's holding up progress? Well, I can think of several obstacles, but I also see their limitations.
First and foremost is, of course, men. Men have been in control of society for a long time. Men are still in control of the most important aspects of most societies. It took a long time to pry the right to vote from exclusively male hands. It took a long time to get to the point where women were not considered the property of men. Even today many men are not comfortable with a female boss or commander. Attitudes are changing but you can be sure that men will resist the feminization of society.
Another obstacle to feminization as social policy is, oddly enough, women. Even in today's society many women are instilled with the impression that they need a man to complete them. Whether perceived as a provider, for protection, or any number of roles, women are still too often willing to give up their autonomy for the sake of a man. This state of affairs is changing rapidly as feminization advances but it is likely that there will always be resistance from women that desire the comfort of more traditional roles.
There is also the issue of the rate of the adoption of feminization by various societies. Whereas feminization is well in progress and accelerating in the Western world, many less advanced societies have far to go. This is especially true of societies that are governed according to religious principles, in particular Islam. Women in these societies have to overcome obstacles that are almost unimaginable to us. They are denied such basics as voting, education, and driving. They often don't have autonomy, much less equality. But even here there is hope. For instance, Pakistan once had a female prime minister. However, she was assassinated by radical Muslims.
These are just a few examples of sources of resistance to feminization of human society the world over. I think the trend to feminization is unstoppable and accelerating, but it is unlikely to ever be complete. There will always be "manly men" for whom feminization does not take effect. There will always be women who desire the more traditional relationship between the sexes. There will always be male-dominated social structures that resist the loss of power and influence.
And the truth is, this is okay. There is room for all of these things. The important thing is the balance of power within the culture in which they exist. Men have their uses, as long as they are ultimately under feminine authority. Women can have a traditional relationship with a man, both knowing that the nature of the relationship is directed by the woman. Male-dominated social structures can exist within the larger feminized society, but have no influence outside of their limited domain. We can all live together in a society guided by feminine ideals.
Next time I want to conclude this series by bringing things back around to sissies, feminized males. After all, sissies are my main audience! We will talk about how sissies fit into feminized society and how we can help to bring it about. So once again, thanks again for reading! If you get a chance, give a shout (but a suitably restrained, feminine one) through the comments, by email, at Experience Project, or in Club Sissy or Yahoo Messenger chat. Above all, be like me... a Happy Sissy!