Somebody sent me a meme she thought I would like, about Trump being accused of rape by multiple women and still getting voted in. The creator of the meme said that as a black man, he could NEVER get away with such accusations without having his career ruined. And Trump's win was an example of white male patriarchy.
As if it's the only sort of patriarchy there is.
It went over like a lead balloon with me. The creator of this meme was a religious leader of some sort. I'm thinking "Really? You wouldn't get away with it? You wouldn't?"
If you are a prominent man of any color, if you are rich, rich, RICH, chances are you will get away with abusive behavior towards women. This can range from sexual harassment to violence to occasionally murder.
And by the way, even if you are NOT rich, the statistical odds are in your favor in the US that you will never face consequences for rape:
Based on correlating multiple data sources, RAINN (Rape, Abuse, and Incest National Network) estimates that for every 1,000 rapes, 384 are reported to police, 57 result in an arrest, 11 are referred for prosecution, 7 result in a felony conviction, and 6 result in incarceration.
It's not about protecting white fee fees when I raise my eye brow at the term "white pale patriarchy." I'm not interested in defending whites or white men. But don't expect me to be blind to the way leftist men and men all over the world absolve themselves of their role in patriarchy by pretending it never existed before white people.
Leftist men get confused when radical feminists of color get frustrated even them, which frustrates feminists even more. No, being poor does not absolve you of patriarchy. Being of color does not absolve you of patriarchy. Being gay doesn't absolve you of patriarchy. Being trans identified doesn't absolve you of patriarchy.
NONE OF IT DOES. Stop acting like some other feature means you can't possibly be patriarchal or benefit from patriarchy if you're a man.
I certainly believe there are male allies out there, but in my experience, they don't claim that patriarchy is limited to the elite ranks of men.