seen while agog at keepcalmsmashfeminism (no link because f that), but I refuse to reblog
so instead, please check out Nirmukta, a secular humanist organization in India aimed at using science and rational thought
More feminists expressing a blatant lack of understanding about what a patriarchy is.
Bunch of mindless drones, Jesus Christ.
I presume Your Honor refers to the other definition of patriarchy as a male led family group and you’re going to make a glib remark about patricentrism?
Your proffered definition of patriarchy: (taken from your blog)
"It’s a societal structure where men are the head of the family and run the government, excluding women from affairs."
No, you have falsely added ‘excluding women from affairs’. Excluding women from affairs of family and government management is a symptom of patriarchal bias, of sexism. Patriarchy is a social structure where primarily men hold positions of power. Not specifically in families or strictly in the government, you are again adding false qualifiers. Patriarchy is a description based, essentially, on statistics - do men hold the majority of power roles? Yes? You’ve got patriarchy!
"Obviously the country isn’t a patriarchy, and gender roles can and do exist outside of a patriarchy."
What does this mean? Gender roles exist outside of patriarchies, yes. Assuming arguendo you’re referring to America as “the country,” then yes, in fact, it is a patriarchy. That does not mean it does not have women in positions of power, nor that it lacks gender role differentiation. It is a patriarchy by the numbers: the majority of power positions are held by men in most arenas, e.g. Congress. It is not a matriarchy, surely you understand that part. There is no set number - it does not have to be 100% male power structures to be a patriarchy, it simply must be primarily male.
"Women work government jobs and are the majority of voters."
Source needed. Also what does this matter? Holding jobs and voting are indicative of involvement in politics not of power in any meaningful sense of the word.
"Many families no longer follow the traditional family dynamic."
Irrelevant, and confusing. You defined, just a few words ago, patriarchy as a “societal structure”, and unless you’re prepared to draw the sociological connection between family systems and adjectives based in statistical symptoms this is an empty claim with no applicability to the discussion of ‘patriarchy’. If you’re implying that “many” (source needed) families are matriarchies, you may be correct. That does not affect whether this (?) country is a patriarchy.
"No shit, it isn’t a patriarchy, and no shit, gender roles still exist."
You are so intelligent, stating the obvious at the end to validate all the garbled garbage before it.
The graphic above obviously and intentionally extrapolates on the idea of patriarchy: the qualities discussed are stereotypes, archetypes which are deeply correlative to patriarchal settings, because they are the qualities which are associated (in patriarchal society) with power and the ability to hold and wield power. Thus, in a society where men are expected to be leaders, they are therefore expected to adopt and possess these type of characteristics. This is unfortunate. That’s why the organization behind this graphic advocates humanism. Along with humanism goes feminism, because (as your blog indicates you are unable to grasp) feminism is, in its pure form, about equality of persons.
P.S. How dare you call me a drone, you who tag your hate, you who antagonize for kicks, you who take the Lord’s name to pad your own vanity.
P.P.S. Are you enjoying your time in Missouri? Esperanto has like, what, 1,000 native speakers? what a pointless thing to learn. And you’ve been to Madagascar? Did you see all the lovely ways women, while ‘legally’ equal, take subservient domestic roles, are less likely to own property or get a fair shake in a divorce? No patriarchy at all?
I mean honestly we were all dicks at your age.
@greenpoffin you and @ keepcalmsmashfeminism would be BFF