Saturday, 14 September 2013

Kat Stoeffel:
39 Things We’ll Miss About Patriarchy,
Which Is Dead

Via my knitting forum I give you Kat Stoeffel's article on 

39 Things We’ll Miss About Patriarchy, Which Is Dead

It begins like this:
We were surprised to learn today that the patriarchy is dead. We were informed by Slate’s Hanna Rosin, who wrote that criticism of her nonfiction book The End of Men can be explained by feminists’ “irrational attachment to the concept of unfair.” We got the vote and the Pill. What more could we want? “It’s elite feminists like my questioner and me who cling to the dreaded patriarchy just as he is walking out of our lives,” she writes.
She’s right. We’re clinging to structurally reinforced sexism like a bad boyfriend, and it’s time to say, “See ya later, Patriarchy.” It’s been real. Thanks for all the good times.
We’ll never forget ...
1. The 200 abortion restrictions passed since 2011, closing 58 (or roughly 1 in 10) clinics.
2. Aerobic striptease, cardio pole dancing, and bikini bodybuilding

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