"Patriarchy Chicken"

Article here. I include this here largely for its humor value. Excerpt:

'A feminist educator in the United Kingdom is making a point not to step aside when men walk in her direction, playing what she refers to as “patriarchy chicken.”

Dr. Charlotte Riley, a lecturer and historian of twentieth century labour party politics, managed to get her Twitter post turned into an op-ed on New Statesman America, an offshoot of the left-leaning, London-based New Statesman publication.

The idea of patriarchy chicken is as follows: by refusing to move out of the way to avoid collision with men going in the opposite direction, women are somehow empowering themselves.

“A few days ago, I was having a bad morning: my train tickets were expensive, my train was delayed, and my coffee was cold,” Riley wrote. “But I cheered myself up by playing a game on my commute. The game is called Patriarchy Chicken, and the rules are simple: do not move out of the way for men.”'

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I once read "Notes From Underground", a collection of writings by Dostoevsky. I recall a story that had a man in it with a very weak sense of self and place. He did the same thing with Russian military officers on the street as this woman does with men. He wouldn't negotiate passage of their bodies specifically to make some kind of point, only he never quite knew what point he was making.

We know what point she is making but she's only making it to herself. That is, until some 250-lb. dude who is kind of spacing out as he walks along knocks her on her ass. She'll probably sue him.

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The myths that women are not violent, not hateful, not competitive or not bias and are nurturing, accepting, passive and co-operative (etc) continue to be publicised as fact in the media and academic literature.

This woman's physical sexist aggression shows that she is not only comfortable expressing frustration in acts of overt misandry, but that she views these aggressions as appropriate and commendable.

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..because eventually one of those men will punch you square on the nose!
Then, of course you'll be screaming "SEXISM!!" "ABUSE!!" and all the other tommy-rott you feminists love to scream when you get what's coming to you. (-_-)

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Well, if men are the violent, misogynist, abusers of women she and most feminists claim men are, isn't provoking them in this way just asking for trouble?

...Unless... They know men aren't any of those things and are just using this as an excuse to harass men.

My money is on the latter case.

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