This is 100% what mainstream feminists are about already! This author talked about a lifetime of being objectified, the stupid annoyance of unsolicited dick picks, the way that some men are unable to demonstrate vulnerability and believe that women belong solely in the kitchen and the bedroom. She talked about the senselessness of enforcing gender binaries and roles.

Those are all criticisms of patriarchal society and also of some men. The only difference I can detect is that she didn’t do so in any angry tone, which is where the line gets drawn by some people. Heaven forbid that someone who has been marginalized their entire life actually be angry about that! No, we can’t have that — that’s rude!

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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