Most men never think about patriarchy—what it means, how it is created and sustained. Many men in our nation would not be able to spell the word or pronounce it correctly. The word “patriarchy” just is not a part of their normal everyday thought or speech. Men who have heard and know the word usually associate it with women’s liberation, with feminism, and therefore dismiss it as irrelevant to their own experiences. I have been standing at podiums talking about patriarchy for more than thirty years. It is a word I use daily, and men who hear me use it often ask me what I mean by it.
Nothing discounts the old antifeminist projection of men as all-powerful more than their basic ignorance of a major facet of the political system that shapes and informs male identity and sense of self from birth until death.”
Feminism isn’t about choice, I mean like, obviously the liberation of women includes the broadening of what is available to us, but saying it’s about choice is wrong.
Saying feminism is about choice is what’s gotten us into the Lean In, plutocratic feminism that celebrates women who conform to violent, capitalistic patriarchal standards.
So to anyone who’s told me feminism is about choice, well, we’ve got a major disagreement there.
A fun thing to do when people accuse you of “thinking people should just have stuff HANDED TO THEM! ! !” Is to just cold be like yes. I absolutely do believe that. I think every single person should have their needs met unconditionally without ever having to prove that they “deserve” it based on arbitrary criteria of usefulness. You got me. Busted.
One day my entire closet will be red, white, Burgundy, and black.
Everyday will be ‘i’m so gosh darn pretty everyone look at my outfit’ day.
-we surf to school
-if we don’t say “dude” at least 10 times a day we will die
-same with “like”
-we cry when it’s 60 degrees Fahrenheit bc it’s cold
And when it’s 75 degrees Fahrenheit bc it’s hot.