"Why do Modern Feminists think the West is under a "Patriarchy"?"
Feminism set itself up for failure when they declared that gender is a social construct. They made that declaration in order to be able to claim sexism when they looked at natural outcomes … such as the different choices that...
Best answer: "Why do Modern Feminists think the West is under a "Patriarchy"?"
Feminism set itself up for failure when they declared that gender is a social construct. They made that declaration in order to be able to claim sexism when they looked at natural outcomes … such as the different choices that men and women make in their lives, and then call that discrimination.
For example. Not enough female politicians or CEO’s or even women in STEM fields in college? Feminists just claim sexism by society and point to a mythical “Patriarchy” conspiracy without bothering to look at any of our gendered human evolutionary outcomes as reasons for any differences between men and women.
Think about it. Feminists claimed that gender is a social construct. That women and men are basically the same. Yet women make vasty different choices than men. And in the physical realm of sports for example, there are huge discrepancies between men and women as well. So their claim (gender is a social construct) completely fails the test of reality.
Enter “Patriarchy” as the explainer for this discrepancy. And the beautiful thing (for feminists) is that the way they describe this “Patriarchy” it cannot be disproven, because it is based on their claims alone. The fact that they first used gender to differentiate between men and women, and then claim sexism against one entire gender (women) is a paradox to begin with.
Feminism doesn’t refute the idea of differences WITHIN each gender. For example, it doesn’t decry that lower class men are under some type of conspiracy of being held back by the elite class men. Same with the women. Feminism doesn’t seem to have a problem with some women in positions of power while other women are at the bottom rungs of the social ladder. Yet it expects us to somehow believe that there should be no differences ACROSS the genders. This is complete nonsense, of course.
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