My patriarchy better than yours!

My patriarchy better than yours!

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“We are exhorted to be women, remain women, become women” – Simone de Beauvoir, (The Second Sex, xix) To my women readers: can we think of a time and space when we have not thought of ourselves as a woman, and the cultural discourse it has been embedded with? Is it really possible to think of ourselves beyond the ‘gendered’ classification? Judith Butler in her essay on Simone De Beauvoir’s The Second Sex begins by quoting Beauvoir’s famous statement that frames the discursive differences in the taxonomies of sex and gender. As Butler famously states, “ ‘One is not born

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