Patriarchy is at the root of every single one of these issues — every last one, including the ones that involve women. The large percentage of White women who voted for Trump did so because they did not want to lose the advantages they accrue by being in proximity to men who are higher up the dominance hierarchy. But they also gain those advantages at a cost, as do the men who participate in upholding the patriarchy. All but a very few at the very top are harmed by it. That’s the entire point of this article!

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