Most intergroup rivalry in this county boils down to power grabs by different ethnic groups. They're all trying to do what's best for their own kinship groups, their own DNA. This, of course, makes perfect evolutionary sense.
Hispanics and blacks tend to be the most vocal when it comes to ethnic advocacy, and tend to see everything through the lens of race.
But feminists -- a decidedly white lot -- see everything through the lens of gender. Their primary goal is to help all women (especially white women) at the expense of all men (but especially white men).
Every time I meet a woman like this, I want to say to her, if you have a child, there's an equal probability that it will be a boy as a girl. Would you favor the girl over the boy, or would you try to help both your children equally?
To choose sides by gender is to declare war on half of your own relatives. Whether we're born male or female is essentially a genetic accident. However, there is no chance, if you mate with someone of your own race, that your child will be of another race. So why not stick up for your own family -- or your extended family, your race?
Nonwhite ethnic groups certainly concentrate on how they fare as an ethnicity, not how their women fare against their men.
Yet a significant group of whites, for some reason, choose to focus on gender. Whites, partly because of this, are losing the battle of the cradle to the more fecund ethnic groups which don't focus on gender wars. While white women fight for the right to abort their babies, other groups are having more babies.
I'm pro-choice. And I'm glad my daughter can compete on an athletic team in college, and has as much chance to become a doctor as a boy has. But a political war between the sexes will only weaken whichever ethnic group engages in it.
This is not to say that within other ethnic groups, men and women get along just fine. All interpersonal relationships are by nature fraught with tension, maybe even more so among blacks and Hispanics (who have higher rates of both illegitimate births and murder).
But you never hear an Asian woman complain about sexual harassment because men are looking at her the wrong way. You never hear a black woman complain that men see her as a sex object. And you never hear a Hispanic woman rail against the patriarchy.
Only whites are crazy enough to invest their energies in a war between the sexes. Or to cheer the fact that their percentage of the population is dwindling.
And those two forms of insanity do seem to be related.