In a patriarchy, men provide and women nurture, so it is inconceivable to many people, even on the left, that a man could do both, because patriarchy also says that a single man is always looking for sex, until he is at last tamed by a wife. What a sad story, but it does illustrate just how far we still have to go.

Dispelling cultural myths with research-driven stories. My favorite word is “specious.” Not fragile like a flower; fragile like a bomb! Twitter @ElleBeau

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