I actually do understand quantum field theory, so there’s that. Also, patriarchy as a social system is not nearly that esoteric or complex. It’s components are specific and nameable, and I’ve already done that.

Since you refuse to apply those specific criteria to the 6 societies to determine whether or not they are patriarchies, I’ll do it for you. They aren’t.

And for the last time, the sole purpose of that article was to show simply that non-patriarchies exist in modern times — not to say we should model ourselves after those specific ones. I’ve said that at least 3 times already and you keep persisting in bringing up aspects of them into the larger conversation.

Partnership oriented societies have existed and some that skew towards that part of the continuum still exist. If we cultivated that style, we could move more in that direction as well. Internationally known systems scientist Riane Eisler has studied that for over 30 years and speaks internationally to the likes of the UN and other big-time audiences about how to do that. I’ve talked about her and that at least 3 times already also.

I’m really tired of this merry go-round………..

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