You can hate women and still be a feminist

Misogyny has never been limited to men. One aspect of the patriarchy is the overvaluing of male approval relative to female approval. Women can be, and are, completely capable of this. This is a “starvation economy,” no matter what anyone says; we’re all competing for limited resources in the form of other people’s time and energy. One woman will undermine another woman for no reason other than she is, generally speaking, the competition. This mindset is so insidious that it has made its way into feminism– the feminist who wants her head patted for being so approachable (find her in the “I’m not a feminazi, or anything” demographic). There are women who have benefitted from the patriarchy, and there are also women who represent the patriachy. Some of those women are also feminists.

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