Thursday Link Encyclopedia and Self-Promotion | Clarissa’s Blog
Affirming and normalizing your broken state is actually the easiest thing to do. It is extremely hard to get beyond oneself enough to see things from the outside. So feminists say, “Why do anything hard? Doing something hard is ‘patriarchy’.”
In a sense they are right in that they do need to be able to reclaim the repressed masculine dimensions of themselves in order to succeed. But mushy modern minds can’t seem to fathom how much this is necessary.
I notice these days if you mention that anything is hard, immediately people show they disapprove of the method. It’s considered old-fashioned and “patriarchy”. But reclaiming your more robust side is reclaiming yourself FROM patriarchy. Sometimes this requires an actual war against patriarchy inside your head. If you are too feminine to fight a war, then all you end up with is an ideological system that affirms dysfunction as all that can be achieved or even as a kind of good.