Leading feminist: 'I want patriarchy to fear women': Mona Eltahawy says the time for being civil, peaceful and polite is over

Article here. She's kind of late. True-believing feminists already often fit this bill. Excerpt:

'Mona Eltahawy urges that radical steps need to be taken in order to dismantle patriarchy, including the use of "justifiable violence" against men.

The Egyptian-American journalist and activist argues that being civil, respectful and polite should no longer be options for women and girls.

"Politeness upholds the power of patriarchy," she told Out in the Open host Piya Chattopadhyay. "I want patriarchy to fear feminism. I want patriarchy to fear women."
In her latest book, The Seven Necessary Sins for Women and Girls, Eltahawy says women and girls need to harness anger, attention-seeking, ambition, power, profanity, lust and violence in order to truly be liberated from what she describes as the "tentacles of the octopus known as patriarchy."

Eltahawy sat down with Piya to have a deeply personal conversation about being sexually assaulted, and how her lived experiences have helped her arrive at unequivocal strength of conviction within herself, and of her views on feminism.'

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