The Uncommon Man

March 09, 2006

Can Women Contribute to Patriarchy?

Below is a well-articulated response to the question - Can women contribute to patriarchy? does not have a pat answer, but does get the heart of the problem (which is the same problem with asking the question about any oppressed people):

But see, here's the problem, We do not live in a vacuum EVERYTHING we do impacts someone else...Women who act out these stereotypes also affect people around them. They affect women all over who didn't ASK to be affected by the poor behavior of other woman...This is where it becomes sticky. Do we have a right to tell the Jenna Jameson’s of the world that they are perpetuating the cycle of countless millions of women's pain because of their actions? I don't know the answer to that one, it's a moral question, not a black and white question.

via Biting Beaver - Women and Patriarchy

Posted by Russell at March 9, 2006 08:40 AM


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