Patriarchy is a social system that has very specific components to it. Saying that we can’t talk about opposing patriarchy is about as silly as saying that we can’t oppose Communism. Of course, we can and the Suffragettes most certainly did oppose the social system that thought it fine and dandy to keep them from full citizenship because the right to vote (or not) does not take place in a social vacuum.

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