my name is kate, and i'm a new england expatriate living in DC by way of chicago. i work in development for a non-profit, and i spend my spare time fighting the patriarchy and reading things. oh all right, i watch "project runway" too.
hmmmmm. they are kind of saying the same thing, no?
Citizens in this nation fear challenging patriarchy even as they lack overt awareness that they are fearful, so deeply embedded in our collective unconscious are the rules of patriarchy...if we were to go door-to-door asking if we should end male violence against women, most people would give their unequivocal support. Then if you told them we can only stop male violence against women by ending male domination, by eradicating patriarchy, they would begin to hesitate, to change their position. Despite the many gains of contemporary feminist movement - greater equality for women in the workforce, more tolerance for the relinquishing of rigid gender roles - patriarchy as a system remains intact, and many people continue to believe that it is needed if humans are to survive as a species.
Possession isn't nine-tenths of the law. It's nine-tenths of the problem.