Women are victims of patriarchy, including those who have been brainwashed into supporting it.
We object to this term on several grounds:
- The targets of our criticism should be men
- It is our goal to liberate women, including those who are called “handmaidens.”
- It’s in-group language that marks us as fringe
- It’s mean, and mean to the wrong set of people at that
For more on the types of words we should avoid, click here.