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Nearly 6yo just asked me...

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PostmistressMcColl Sat 26-Dec-15 17:45:05 the patriarchy a type of wine?

Diggum Sat 26-Dec-15 17:47:32


Hopefully someone will be along soon to explain that, in a very meaningful way, the patriarchy IS a type of winegrin.

PostmistressMcColl Sat 26-Dec-15 17:50:22

I'm one glass away from doing that myself ;-)
I told her that unlike wine, the patriarchy is not ok even in moderation.
She's gone back to singing Let It Go at the top of her voice, very wise.

VestalVirgin Sat 26-Dec-15 17:55:25

I told her that unlike wine, the patriarchy is not ok even in moderation.

Heh, genius. grin

Theydontknowweknowtheyknow Sat 26-Dec-15 20:59:29

Poor love, she will discover in her own time that regular intake of wine is the only thing that makes the patriarchy bearable. wine

NormaStanleyFletcher Sun 27-Dec-15 08:26:10

Have you told her that drinking male tears is better? ;)

VestalVirgin Sun 27-Dec-15 14:37:27

I don't know. They are rather salty, aren't they? And you could catch something icky.

I prefer tea. brew

PlaysWellWithOthers Tue 29-Dec-15 09:42:46

Better to bathe in them. Great detox.

PostmistressMcColl Tue 29-Dec-15 19:18:08

Hehe. Well if nothing else, the Male Tears tankard on that link will make an excellent 18th birthday present for her...

Exalted Fri 01-Jan-16 16:23:51

You should inform your daughter that the word "patriarchy" is an antiquated term that has undergone much reform in recent decades. Whereas it used to accurately describe a societal structure in which women were subjugated and denied basic rights and liberties, it is now used as a way of overly simplifying a complex set of deeply complex issues by attributing them to the (false) existence of a society that denigrates women.

PostmistressMcColl Fri 01-Jan-16 17:11:31

I should, eh? Thank you for the advice but, as you will probably have anticipated, I don't agree.
<orders aforementioned tankard> wink

Exalted Fri 01-Jan-16 18:28:29

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