Patriarchy is to feminism what parents are to children. They see society as a whole as being oppressive and they don’t understand why it is the way it is and what purpose it serves. When they are told no they become upset, when they are told they are misbehaving they become angered, and when they are told they are wrong they become indignant. These reactions are no different than a child that is being scolded. At the time the child doesn’t understand why there is a curfew, why they have chores, why mom and dad won’t let them go to another state to that kick-ass concert to get high and fuck their boyfriend. But when they get older they realize that mom and dad weren’t trying to oppress them but instead were trying to protect them; to create a safe environment for them to grow up in until they were really ready to make decisions on their own without a guiding hand. There was no malicious intent, no underlying hatred or mistrust just honest, loving concern.
The parallels are pretty apparent when you view it as such. Society tells a feminist “be careful, minimize your risk, protect yourself and don’t walk down a dark alley if you can avoid it.” The feminist in turn says “How dare you support rape culture. Don’t tell me to be careful, tell rapists not to rape.” What they fail to realize is that society isn’t saying be careful because it supports rape culture it is saying be careful because it doesn’t want one of its children to get hurt if they can avoid it. In the same way it would tell a rich man “be careful, minimize your risk, protect yourself and don’t go walking around Detroit at midnight with a bag of money in your hand.” The difference here is where the feminist would get angry and say fuck off the rich man would say “Holy shit, that’s a good idea. I don’t want to get robbed. Thanks for the advice.”
From the modern feminist perspective there of course is more to it. They give society a sex, class it as male, and say that all power is located solely in the hands of men. They then go on to say that men, by default, hate women and only see them as a hole to fuck and therefore will always seek to undermine their freedoms and ability to express themselves. But I can’t help but wonder how is it that in a patriarchy, a true patriarchy as defined by a modern feminist, feminism itself could survive. Were there Jewish organizations marching down the streets of Berlin with posters saying “Fuck Hitler, Fuck Nazis, No gas for us!” during the 30s? Were there capitalists marching down the streets of Moscow with signs saying “Communism is for fags, Stalin is a cunt” during the 50s?
Their theory of patriarchy would make sense only if they were oppressed to the point where they couldn’t express that theory in the first place. Since I can hear them bitching that in and of itself tells me more than anything else that they are wrong.