Bring Back the Patriarchy!
Very well, but let us now reflect a bit on how a feminist would understand that word. For a feminist, this "patriarchy" is a thing that exists PARTLY in the objective world, and PARTLY in the world of imagination—the latter owing to creative interpretation or interpolation of objective-world data. But the bare fact that ANY of it exists in their imagination, is enough to discredit the entirety of it! If it were known to you that a bowl of soup contained some noxious ingredient, you would not be swayed by the assurance that nine-tenths of that soup was wholesome, would you? No, you would fling the entire bowl away!
So when the feminists babble about "patriarchy", we laugh! We know that they are discoursing rubbish, and we know it is dishonest on their part, not to say bloody ill-mannered, to impose upon us in this way with their pseudo-cognitional claptrap. We know that they are talking about something vacant, something which means too many different things to effectively mean anything at all! And meaning nothing at all, it could as well mean everything—which brings it back around once more, yes, to meaning anything at all which they might need it to mean in order to secure their advantage over us. Well it is poisonous of them to cook this poison soup in the first place, and doubly poisonous on their part to demand of us that we should spoon it down!
Given that "patriarchy" is something which the feminists are hell-bent upon destroying, and given that most of their efforts along that line are damaging to men and effective only to rob men of power in any form, we as men feel justifiably suspicious—with a suspicion bordering on certainty—of any use of this word by any feminist under any condition whatsoever! The word "patriarchy" is loaded with menticidal semantic baggage, and so we fling it away as we would fling away the poison soup which I have described above. We bristle when we hear this word, and we are deeply offended that we should be asked to take this word intellectually on board in any way. For in so doing we are admitting defeat, granting a right-of-way to the feminist worldview, and finally affixing our signature (by implication) to what they are saying about us.
Yes, the way I see it, if we accept any feminist meaning of "patriarchy", and agree to use that word according to their rules, then we are cooperating with their plans for us. So tell me, does that sound like a wise plan?
Now, if we repudiate out of hand the word "patriarchy", we are merely standing our ground. And that is very well, but do you suppose we could do better?
I believe we could. I believe that by CLAIMING that word and making it our own, we do better than merely standing our ground. In fact, we take our campaign to the next level because we advance into enemy territory and steal their very own ground from under their very own feet!
How does that idea grab you? ;)