OK, this doesn't have anything to do with knitting at all but I have to post a link to this blog. I appreciate the way the author looks at FGS in the cultural context and tries to consider solutions that may actually work. I definitely learned about and my own attitude toward and reasoning against. The post is long but it's an important read.
You can’t hold up — say — dowry burnings and say “this is what dowry burning is, this is what it means” outside the context of the rest of the culture, anymore than you could hold up “I Love Lucy” to people who didn’t understand Western gender roles or Western materialism or a Western sense of humor and expect them to understand it.