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By Patriarchal Prophet
Patriarchy is a funny thing. Feminists use to justify anything, often through using it as a supposed institution that can seemingly magically make anything institutionalized, but when questioned on it Patriarchy is talked about as a hairy fairy “social system.” So wouldn’t we all like to know where this came from? I mean, most social or economics systems have a set definition or origin, and are often the namesake of their creators, but Patriarchy is quite different.
One of the first things said by a feminist when the subject of “Who is to blame for Patriarchy?” comes up is that it isn’t woman’s fault (I mean how could it be). Well then, we can rule out every queen or princess, etc that has had the authority to change or enforce that. So who is left? Men, but when I questioned one feminist, it became specific men who created specific parts of it.
“I mean, the parts that have been established by specific men are the fault of those specific men.”
So I questioned further and after a snide “were you not taught history” line I got the response of Confucius, the Founding Fathers & the Popes, so it seems that basically all men in power create or perpetuate Patriarchy. (I suppose that works with intersectionality too). What I’m seeing here really is basically that all men want to perpetuate Patriarchy but only the ones that can (I.E. men in power) are the ones that do. The other bad part of this is that it ignores all the queens ever & all the female religious leaders, and this could be for either of two reasons but probably both:
They don’t think women can be bad people.
They don’t recognize women’s agency.
There is still a distinct issue with this. Why did these men decide to do this? Did they just think “You know what would be cool? Fucking over half of our society even though we think they are equal.” So some feminists actually acknowledge the role of biology but only to the extent of women having to give birth. I imagine many of you know how this would work: Men then get to go hunting, meet other tribes, go to war, etc., and gain power because of this, so then, because they are inherently dicks, they oppress their own wives, mothers, sisters & daughters. This then conflicts with the previous explanation by giving a reason other than some men in power that actually makes way more sense because it explains also why it is older than these men in power and extends further than their reach. One thing this does confirm, though, is that both systems rely on the idea that men are just dicks, and seemingly inherently, because how did they become dicks before Patriarchy made them assholes?
So I think we can all agree that feminists just use “Patriarchy” as a way of hating, blaming & deriding men without openly admitting this. Not that this is at all news to any of you.by