None of the six descriptions provide any information that would lead me to believe that life in any one of the six societies described would be preferable to our own.” That’s because that’s not what they were intended to do. In fact, I repeatedly have said to both you and Tristan that the sole point of that article was to refute the notion that patriarchy is inevitable or the only system taking place in the modern world (which you both asserted at some point).

I’ve already linked you an article on the history of patriarchy, which I believe that you read. It had very concrete descriptions and parameters. If you still don’t know what patriarchy is, then continued discussion is pointless. And if you want to quibble about what power entails, that’s also just being obstructionist and purposefully blind and there’s no point in further discussion of that topic either.

That you’ve finally admitted that social power is something that’s been seized, rather than something that’s been conveyed, either through natural order or by being deserved, is a remarkable turn-around from what you’ve been saying this whole time and seems a good place to put this discussion to bed.

Thanks for playing……..

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