You clearly don’t actually know what the term patriarchy means if that is your response. As you can see from the subtitle — it’s not about men; it’s a social system. It’s a dominance hierarchy that influences and imbues every aspect of our culture and because it’s pyramid shaped, only a small number of people truly benefit from it. The rest — male, female or other suffer under it, albeit often in different ways.

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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