Talk:The Absurdity of Patriarchy
I want to rework and incorporate this. No time right now.
Excellent comment on AVFM here.
Useful links for refs here
Consider discussing Critical Theory/Postmodern Deconstruction.
The best evidence that The Patriarchy is bogus comes from powerful women. If women were really systematically oppressed then why were routinely powerful women. Powerful women constitute a minority of leaders and powerful people throughout history which is exactly what we would expect.
Note the key points here. Feminists maintain that:
(1) Women are *systematically* oppressed by men (2) Male violence against women is a key feature
Stop and consider the historical implications of those statements for a while.
They really believe that men worked together to oppress women all around the world and across thousands or tens of thousands of years. This would make patriarchy the grand daddy of all conspiracy theories.
Facebook comment by Ken Francis
Patriarchy™ theory was in invented in 1972 by Harvard University’s first professor of gender studies, Carol Gilligan. She based her theory on flawed biased evidence and withheld the substance of her research to protect it from examination. The idea of The Patriarchy™ is that all men are complicit in a system which was constructed for the exclusive benefit of men at the oppression of womyn has so many exceptions it ought to have been abandoned decades ago. However feminists cling to it like blind baby mice cling to their dead mother. The Patriarchy™ theory is amazing; it is the only theory true in all situations and circumstances. It’s interesting how the Patriarchy™ theory is true regardless of whether the situation is advantageous or disadvantageous to women. No other theory works like this. If women go more harsh sentences, Patriarchy™ because judges are sexist. If women get more lenient sentences, judges are still patriarchal. How do we know that the majority of the male judges view women this way? It’s kind of like the benevolent sexism concept which allows feminists to not only write off some advantages women receive, but actually turn them into sexism against women. This concept makes Patriarchy™ theory true no matter the outcome. (Funny thing is that feminists are fighting for more leniency in the court system.) Patriarchy™ can basically fit into any situation because the definition is broad and basically malleable making it non falsifiable.