Men as a class believe that they deserve access to women.
Given this context, I’d like to evaluate something I’ve heard said, which is:
If women withdrew their energy from men, the patriarchy would collapse.
I don’t believe this to be true, and I’d like to evaluate it in the context of male entitlement to women.
To begin with, the statement presumes that women are free to choose to leave men.
In many cases, there are economic considerations to think of when freeing women from men. Many women are currently financially unable, due to children, or disability, or life circumstances, to leave the men in their lives.
Furthermore, women are conditioned to reject one another in favor of male attention, and to pursue male attention as…
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