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October 25, 2018

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David

Previously in the New York Times.

Steve E

– specifically, her claim that all men – including those with wives and daughters – “unconsciously engage in patriarchal thinking, which condones rape even though they may never enact it.” “This,” we’re told, “is a patriarchal truism.”

I've never missed a meeting of the Patriarchy and yet I don't ever remember having the above discussion. Albeit, if it occurred towards the end of a meeting, I might have been overcome by the fancy cocktails, pickled eggs and/or hump fat.

David

I’ve never missed a meeting of the Patriarchy and yet I don’t ever remember having the above discussion.

Where would feminism be without slanderous conspiracy theories? How little would be left?

Steve E

How little would be left?

It's a feature of most post modern thought. Criticize what is or what was without any prescription for what could or what should be. It's what continues to make marxism so popular. It's easy to feel like your doing something without actually doing anything.

prm

This is an interesting take on this and the clown quarter generally. 'As well as' rather than 'instead of' the reasons BPDs are attracted to ideas that justify pre existing craziness etc.

http://www.rottenchestnuts.com/how-to-be-real-part-ii-becoming-an-npc/

Pst314

Criticize what is or what was without any prescription for what could or what should be. It's what continues to make marxism so popular

Yes. But more frequently the prescription is Marxism (the universal panacea), judging existing society be by every (real or imagined) failure to achieve utopia, while insisting that Marxism must be judged only by what it promises to deliver.

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