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Response to svpadgham (Reply #8)

Mon May 28, 2012, 09:13 AM

10. The point is

that women--and female bodies--are objectified and used to sell all manner of consumer goods.

The power imbalance inherent in the social construct we've labeled 'patriarchy' is damaging to our entire species. How can we expect a 'dominant' gender to respect a 'submissive' gender, when 'power over' is glorified? We women are considered less than because we have a 'v' instead of a 'p'! How absurd!

Some great resources for any who wish to change this oppressive socio-cultural reality:

The Mermaid and the Minotaur: Sexual Arrangements and Human Malaise by Dorothy Dinnerstein.

Beyond Power: On Women, Men and Morals by Marilyn French.

The War Against Women by Marilyn French.

(BTW, I know I've posted this before. However, I've noticed that some of the misogynists on DU have been working hard to deny their misogyny...)

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