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My autocorrect doesn’t even offer the word matriarchy.

I’m still mad about that stupid “Cooking with Trans Women of Color,” mostly about the Colombian dish that stated families ate it under “matriarchal leadership.” In other words Mom telling everyone that dinner is ready.

Every culture in the world has mothers that tell you to sit down and eat your damn spaghetti. Don’t pee on my leg and tell me it’s raining.

This is a common pattern I see with woke people. They claim most other cultures are matriarchal. They claim their own are, or their families are.

I don’t care if Mom is head of the household. That’s not matriarchy. Note that it begins and ends with the family. The “leadership” evaporates when it comes to courts, government, means of production, and spirituality. They are few and far between, the higher up you go.

If Colombia were a matriarchy it wouldn’t have a high femicide rate. Or rape.

Stop humble-bragging that your single mom made all the decisions. She had to do all the work because men usually don’t think they have to pitch in. And her power diminishes every step she takes further from the house.

Patriarchy covers the planet. There are degrees of it but it’s everywhere. It’s atrocity denial to say that all other cultures are matriarchal Smurf villages. You are denying what women the world over go through. You are sugarcoating the overwhelming dominance of patriarchy.

My autocorrect doesn’t even offer the word matriarchy. I’m still mad about that stupid “Cooking with Trans Women of Color,” mostly about the Colombian dish that stated families ate it under “matriarchal leadership.” In other words Mom telling everyone that dinner is ready. Every culture in the world has mothers that tell you to sit down and eat your damn spaghetti. Don’t pee on my leg and tell me it’s raining. This is a common pattern I see with woke people. They claim most other cultures are matriarchal. They claim their own are, or their families are. I don’t care if Mom is head of the household. That’s not matriarchy. Note that it begins and ends with the family. The “leadership” evaporates when it comes to courts, government, means of production, and spirituality. They are few and far between, the higher up you go. If Colombia were a matriarchy it wouldn’t have a high femicide rate. Or rape. Stop humble-bragging that your single mom made all the decisions. She had to do all the work because men usually don’t think they have to pitch in. And her power diminishes every step she takes further from the house. Patriarchy covers the planet. There are degrees of it but it’s everywhere. It’s atrocity denial to say that all other cultures are matriarchal Smurf villages. You are denying what women the world over go through. You are sugarcoating the overwhelming dominance of patriarchy.

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[–] questioningtw 20 points (+20|-0)

Uh. I am taking a Spanish class, and the teacher talks a lot about cultures in Mexico and S. America. They have some of the most chauvanistic and machismo cultures in the world. She even played a song once where women were singing a story about a man who murdered his girlfriend in public for dancing with antother man. It turned out that she was only dancing with her brother, but she totally forgives him before she died. And apparently you are supposed to feel sorry for him because he was in jail for murdering "his love"

[–] KBash 5 points (+6|-1) Edited

Interestingly, the chauvinism and machismo come from the Spanish, and for them it comes from the Moorish (even pre-Islam, many North African and Middle Eastern tribes were notoriously patriarchal...they just overlaid their patriarchy onto Islam and justified it through cherry-picked Islamic law after Islam was introduced). The Moors conquered Spain and controlled the Iberian peninsula for a while (I know they were actually surprisingly secular and fairly egalitarian and enlightened in their approach to rule- but not toward women, of course; they were just happy to allow Jews and Gentiles to practice their own forms of Abrahamic religion as well).

They were/are notoriously patriarchal, and that’s where Spanish, Mediterranean and Latin American machismo come from.