If you don’t see patriarchy, consider this

Patriarchy includes the beliefs:

*men must be free; women must not
*men are free to ‘err’; women are not
*men must be believed; women must not
*men are subjects of their sexuality; women are objects for men
*men desire; women are desired;
*men see women; women are seen by men
*men’s bodies do; women’s bodies are acted upon
*men are active; women are passive
*men demand; women respond
*men lead; women are led
*men command; women nurture

If all this sounds like common sense, tradition, divinely mandated,-congratulations: you have absorbed your culture’s patriarchal beliefs.

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