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rf-times · 16 hours ago
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I’ve said this before but there has never been a single patriarchal society in existence, including and especially the most ultra-conservative ones you can think of, that didn’t have an established prostitution culture. And this isn’t because prostitution is a counterculture reaction against conservative patriarchal values. It’s because strict morality codes governing women’s behaviour don’t just confine the women who fit within them, it keeps a class of ‘fallen women’ who cannot escape a life of sexual exploitation, by design, helping men categorise the different types of ways they can exploit women.  The “wh*re” is just as much a patriarchal invention as the “madonna”.
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eradicatethesausage · a day ago
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Fuck it I'll say it.
Mothers who push their daughters into femininity are groomers for the patriarchy
I know that the urge to do these things stems from the patriarchy, but mothers who push this shit on their daughters are !!NOT!! exempt from scrutiny. They're acting as a tool for the patriarchy.
Dresses and skirts and bows and intricate hairstyles and fancy no-grip shoes and words of "oh dont get your pretty outfit all dirty!!" "don't be too rough or you will rip your tights/leggings!!" "keep your bow/hair tie in!!" aren't fucking practical for childhood. These things rob a child of their childhood.
There's absolutely no reason for that shit besides grooming them into performing femininity.
Starting a girl out young and getting her hooked on looking pretty and feminine sparkly pink unicorn is unhealthy tbh. Bombarding these children with "you're so pretty!!" compliments constantly is only going to reinforce it. That's why there are women who can't leave the house (or sometimes can't even be in the house) without at least *some* makeup on, or feel literal dread when they see they missed a patch of hair on their legs or armpits.
I feel like everyone else is too afraid to criticize this shit when it comes from inside the house, but I will not be.
Let kids be kids. Raise boys and girls the same. Do better for your daughters.
This goes for any family member who participates in this behaviour.
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nansheonearth · 17 hours ago
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I'm so here for the the "actually feminism doesn't benefit men" conversation.
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stevebunge · 10 months ago
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myflamesoftruth · 29 days ago
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These women risk their lives holding these signs and the men cowardly leave by trying to overtake an airplane.
THIS deserves the Purple Heart bravery medal.
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feminizm101 · 2 months ago
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👏🏻Hijab is patriarchal. 👏🏻
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sokos · 6 months ago
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Here's an explanation of why men feel the need to say #notallmen when we're talking about male violence. We already know most of these but the reminder is still good.
- @herspective
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a-little-bit-radical · 4 months ago
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Going without makeup is an act of love for little girls. Let them see you bare-faced, let them see your acne, let them see your sparse eyebrows, let them see your under-eye circles. Seeing a confident woman without makeup lets them picture themselves that way. Your unaltered skin is a gift to the future women of the world.
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awed-frog · 6 months ago
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France. Last Saturday, a man set fire to a woman who was just sitting on a bus. Four days later, an 80-yo man was arrested for the murders of his wife and their housekeeper. And yesterday, a man strangled his wife after an argument, and another man murdered his ex girlfriend.
Italy. One of the most visible effects of last year’s lockdown? The number of women murdered by their partners went up by 300%. So far in 2021, 13 women have been killed. Yesterday a man went to see his ex girlfriend, a special needs teacher who’d spent 20 years helping vulnerable children, and killed her with ‘unprecedented brutality’ in front of their 4-yo son.
UK. On March 3rd, a woman was walking home through a park. Three days later, her unrecognizable body was found in the back of a van. A male police offer has been charged with kidnap and murder. Since that day, six other women and a little girl have been killed by men.
Spain. Fourteen women have been killed so far in 2021. The latest victims are from last Monday: a man murdered his wife and their 11-yo daughter, then killed himself. Six days later, a man stabbed his ex wife seven times and left her to die in the building where she worked.
Germany. On Friday, a man killed his 4-yo daughter in Bavaria, and an 84-yo man killed his 89-yo wife in Saxony. The day before, there were two other murders and three attempted murders. In total, 37 women and seven children have been killed by men since January.
In Europe, men represent 49% of the population, and yet account for 95% of prison inmates. Worldwide, 96% of homicide perpetrators and 79% of victims are men (more than 90% of male homicide victims die in drug-related or gang-related crimes). In the United States, 99% of rapists, 88% of robbers, 85% of burglars, 83% of arsonists, 81% of vandals, 80% of perpetrators of domestic violence, and 78% of people arrested for aggravated assault are men. Young men are particularly at risk in every category. 
If this was any other social group, it would be an urgent matter, and we’d come up with explanations and solutions to keep everyone safe. 
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strezzedanddeprezzed · a month ago
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I 100% believe that if the legal age of consent was 16,15,14, or even 13 or 12 there would be hoards of middle age men dating girls who just got their period. Just look at how men treat the existing age of consent which is 18 (in most places). Also look at marriage and sex before the age of consent or in 3rd world countries. There was and is no shortage of child brides. Or look at how men treat female celebrities like Billie Eillish the second they turn 18. Men aren't waiting for girls to turn 18 because they actually believe 18 year old girls are mature or fully developed, they wait because they just don't want to go to jail.
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xiaq · 5 months ago
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I feel like every “tomboy” reaches a point in their life when they realize they never actually hated the color pink, they just hated the social expectations re performing femininity that were associated with pink.
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rf-times · 6 months ago
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I've read a bit about it but I wish there was more discussion of how the media during the 2000's and today amped up this image of the "mean girl" who wreaks havoc in the school with her wiles and her nastiness and how there were so many articles about it and so many movies and it was just everywhere and I felt like I've heard lines like "guys fight face to face and then they're friends again, girls are sneaky and cruel and will ruin your life" everywhere. Meanwhile ignoring how teenage boys were shooting up schools, assaulting and harassing girls as well as general bullying. As always it's that patriarchal concept of "women are even worse than men despite all evidence because they're mysterious and thus worse without any evidence".
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