I’ve got science that is overwhelmingly agreed upon by those who study those fields; you’ve got beliefs. These are not subjective differences of opinion. If you would like to provide rebuttals that come from scholarly sources of a similar caliber, then perhaps we can talk about seeing the world differently, but otherwise, you’re just copping out. But oops, there are no mainstream scholarly sources that say that patriarchy isn’t a dominance-based hierarchy, so you’re kind of out of luck on that front. You’ve also said in your profile descriptor that you don’t know much, so again, why does your unsubstantiated belief hold any water against my extensive scholarship on this topic? You haven’t even tried to rebut any specific thing that I’ve asserted other than to say that no, it’s just not like that. Not very skilled debate there, my friend.

If you want to make comments on the internet about things that you don’t actually know much about, you are bound to get corrected. If you can’t handle that, perhaps you shouldn’t make them in the first place. And I’m sorry that a woman being blunt like that feels abrasive to you, rather than simply matter-of-fact, but that’s what the patriarchal dominance hierarchy has taught you, so I guess I really shouldn’t be too surprised.

By the way, being blunt and straightforward is the opposite of passive-aggressive, so you don’t know what that term means either.

Take care…

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