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I think if the issue is

what makes you[a female] better able to understand their situation than me[a male]?"

..then the source of pressure (male domination or peer pressure) is secondary, living under the pressure is primary.

*Lunatic*, n.
One whose delusions are out of fashion.

by DoDo on Sun Jan 31st, 2010 at 12:07:53 PM EST
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But whether the source of the pressure is patriarchy or sexual competition among peers does make a difference in analysis, and also in setting realistic goals if the intent is political. Specifically, you cannot realistically get rid of sexual competition, but you can address the influence that a patriarchal environment has on such competition. And you can loosen the grip of patriarchy on everyday life.

The relationship of American and Somali women to their bras is a case in point.

En un viejo país ineficiente, algo así como España entre dos guerras civiles, poseer una casa y poca hacienda y memoria ninguna. -- Gil de Biedma

by Carrie (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Sun Jan 31st, 2010 at 12:19:59 PM EST
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