femininity is sooo intertwined w capitalism too like if you needed more proof that its not harmless. There are billion dollar industries built on making women feel like shit. And these companies are all owned by men. These men make money off us and then tell us we arent good enough so that they can make more money off us.
you know that phrase “being a woman is expensive”? thats not an accident.
To the anon who thinks capitalism and patriarchy are mutually exclusive.
Uh you think advertising caters exclusively to the insecurities of women and not men? Perhaps you aren’t paying close enough attention to the ads:
Wanna be cool or have a family? Get a car.
Want to be attractive to women? Get a full head of hair. Get something for that erectile dysfunction. Play sports. Go to the gym. Otherwise no one will find you attractive.
Do you know how many women as opposed to men work in marketing and advertising? Like medicine, it’s a trend shifting toward women and away from men. The company may be owned by a man, the CEO may be a man, but the people actually creating and laboring over these advertisements to make you buy things? Hate to break it to you, but women are party to it.
Perhaps instead of blaming “patriarchy” you can keep the focus on the overall harm done by capitalism instead of leaving half the population out of it, or even worse lumping men in with the capitalist fucks who live off of creating needs and insecurities where there need be none.
It’s not a man thing. It’s an asshole thing. And anyone can be an asshole.