The new ludic, androgynous personality, playful, self-regarding, narcissistic perhaps, is meant to be incapable of solidarity or commitment; post-modern feminism has made of the great feminist issues a study in misanthropic self-glorification and gender-hatred. Conceiving of emancipation as freedom from biology (universally misunderstood as 'sociobiology' by writers like Judith Butler, Teresa de Lauretis, Kaja Silverman, whose followers amplify their own profound ignorance of real science), they wilfully reject any notion of genetic determination of the personality or gender-identity.
Only a dramatic social crisis, removing many social support- systems and throwing individuals back on their own resources, is likely to revive collective forms of activity which in any case are likely to seem contradictory, anachronistic and ineffective, even ludicrously so. The introjection of capitalist-spectacle has overwhelmed forms of mass resistance even in semi-colonial peripheries where people have far less to gain from collusion; nevertheless the symbolic power of capital and its self- aggrandising brand name-imagery and its pervasive suasion of self-provision, even in circumstances where no form of self-help makes any sense, has swept all before it.
Mark Jones http://netcomuk.co.uk/~jones_m/index