There is, actually, more that we agree on than perhaps you might like to admit. Some nits with which we disagree might be resolved upon further introspection (or they might not, depending on how stubborn we remain):
You do realize, don’t you, that feminism is just a contemporary manifestation of old-fashioned chivalry? Not kinda, not sortof, but absolutely, through-and-through. Our cultures have changed in superficial manifestations, but remain the same as they’ve always been, at the foundation. The failure to acknowledge women’s role in their own “oppression” is to fail to recognize the role that they play in, for example, the indoctrination of their children, requiring men to be the providers that provide for them, and requiring men to fight their wars for them. There is no such thing as unilateral oppression of one gender by another. Never has been, irrespective of how “ignorant” some people might disparage the assertion of such a fundamental truth to be. Far from bolstering the power and authority of the feminine, feminism decimates it. Women wanting to be like men is hardly an affirmation of the power of the feminine.
I agree. I recognize the hatred that homosexuals have been dealt in smash-face sporting culture, particularly that of the anglosphere. But instead of the fashionably victimized forming into flag-waving coalitions to create false definitions and sow further division, how about just respecting one another? Shaming others for past wrongs is not the way to go… not just because it’s “not nice” but more importantly, because it fails to acknowledge everybody’s complicity in Culture-the-Thought. Or to put it another way, sure, there were past wrongs that needed to be fixed, but projecting hatred for the perpetrators of those wrongs, while “fixing” them, does not quell them. In this context, an authentically spiritual christianity, one that resonates with the Hinduism of Mahatma Gandhi must surely have a place. [Consider the notion of “original sin”. I like to think of it in the context of Culture-the-Thought, and we all carry culture’s baggage, regardless of our status as self-imagined victims]
Bottom line, as I see it. Sure, there is much about our occidental cultures that is dysfunctional. But the universe is a big place, and there are many possibilities within it that we can scarcely conceive of. Getting bound up in our parochial, earthbound obsessions and definitions is not a healthy way of responding to the infinite possibility with which we might otherwise wish to connect.