Quote of the Day: Women and Patriarchy

Iris embroidery by Candace Wheeler

Iris embroidery by Candace Wheeler   (source)

That women are joining in the disassembling of my appearance is salient.

Patriarchy is not men. It is a system in which both women and men participate. It privileges, inter alia, the interests of boys and men over the bodily integrity, autonomy, and dignity of girls and women. It is subtle, insidious, and never more dangerous than when women passionately deny that they themselves are engaging in it.

— Ashley Judd