Posted: Apr 08, 2020 1:04 pm
by Spearthrower
Keep It Real wrote:can somebody please define The Patriarchy as it exists in 2020 UK?


It's what it's always been: the weight of history and tradition in cultural and social institutions preferentially privileging men over women, and that doesn't mean 'men are guilty' because women uncritically thought/think it too, nor does it mean there's some stealthy agenda by men to keep the womenfolk down. The fact is that these systems damage all of us - if women hadn't been denied the vote, educations, careers etc. for centuries, who knows where we'd be today not having curtailed 50%+ of our cultural, social, and intellectual output?