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The Invisible Woman

Owning Her – Body, Mind And Soul

In 1859, James Carnegie, a Scots noble, while travelling in North America, acquired a magnificent Blood Indian woman’s dress.

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She had made it from the finest prepared skins of mountain-sheep.

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She had lovingly embroidered it with blue and white beads.

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Carnegie notes: Her husband stripped her naked of her prized garment and sold it to him for rum.

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Woman’s work.
Woman’s art.
Woman’s heart.
Woman’s soul.

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Man’s property.

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Logical Phallusies

Female Abuse As Entertainment

In the Patriarchy, female abuse goes beyond power.
It’s sports! It’s showbiz!

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In India, lower caste women are groped, raped, and paraded naked in the streets.

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In the Middle East, women are publicly stoned to death in sports arenas.

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All over the world, little girls are used for sexual entertainment in porn movies, strip clubs, and brothels.

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In many countries, if a woman walks by herself, unprotected by a male, even to get water for her family, then she may be fondled, harassed, or violated by any passing man.

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Perhaps there ARE worse things than feminism …

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Logical Phallusies

Limit Her With Impossible Standards

Never leave your home unaccompanied by a male. Even if widowed, starve rather than work. Cover yourself completely; let not a stray hair show, nor an ankle, or a wrist. Walk so quietly that no male is disturbed by the sound of your sandals. Be noiselessly invisible, though you are made of matter.

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Limit daily life to a space so tiny that any person, male or female, would suffocate. (Imagine being confined to COVID 19 quarantine for the rest of your life – that’s what purdah is.)

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Patriarchal logic:
Set a standard few human beings could keep.
Abuse, beat, imprison, rape, or kill her if she fails to conform.

Please note….

“Purdah” is derived from a Persian word. It refers to the custom of “concealing” females behind walls, or a veil/curtain, which is practiced throughout the Middle East. Next the headscarf is used by the majority of women in most Middle Eastern communities – be they Muslim, Christian, or of any other faith. Even Western women visiting these countries may be required to wear one. That is the reason for the picture to accompany the text.

Next, read the first slide very carefully – those restrictions have been historically used in EVERY patriarchal community, globally. This is NOT a statement about any particular faith – it IS a statement about patriarchal beliefs, which cross all cultures, religions and nations, and how they limit the abilities of women to function like free human beings, regardless of race, colour, religious belief, or national origin.

If you have been reading our cartoons, you know we have been discussing patriarchal behaviours throughout history and across all cultures. Prior cartoons have referred to the Middle East and the headscarf. For example:

No one wrote to us saying we were being discriminatory for these depictions.

Many of our cartoons have used, without comment, other identifiable minorities as part of the message being shared, which is that we are against oppression, prejudice, and bigotry; we are for justice, equality, and fairness.

So, we would appreciate it if you would think before you pull the trigger on us with some accusation of bias towards any particular group.

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Catch-22 (Snatch-22)

A Target On Her Back

The most patriarchal cultures turn their women into representatives of their honour – labelling them defective creatures, which must be hidden away for their own protection.

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Men in these cultures consider any woman out-of-doors, unaccompanied by her male owner, to be a slut who deserves to be groped, abused, raped and/or killed.

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However, every woman in these cultures must at some time walk unaccompanied, if for no other reason than to collect firewood or water, or to bring comfort to the sick and dying, or to aid in childbirth, or to flee abuse.

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The result:
Every woman in these cultures has a target on her back.

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Catch-22 (Snatch-22)

Turning A Natural Activity Unnatural

Purity, innocence and sanctity, all lost when a woman “knows” a man.

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Patriarchy turns a natural activity into contagion, infection, contamination, pollution.

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And all of it sticks to the female.

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Logical Phallusies

The Sex Is Better!

Men should be flocking to feminism …

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Male dominated societies report the LOWEST levels of male sexual satisfaction.

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These societies revile pleasure as SINFUL.

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They separate male from female, keeping them ignorant of sex, and of how to pleasure each other.

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Studies show that sexual satisfaction for men is HIGHEST in those societies where feminist values are strongest, in those which value gender equality the GREATEST.

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Men experience the GREATEST sexual fulfillment in the bedroom when women experience the GREATEST fulfillment outside of it.

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Logical Phallusies

We Told You So … Last Sunday!

We recently shared some stats that demonstrate what happens when women are allowed a seat at the table. Here’s a perfect example of what we’re trying to say …

What do all these countries and their leaders have in common?

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These are the countries whose leaders most badly managed the corona virus.

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The countries that are recognized as having managed the crisis best are Germany, Taiwan, New Zealand, Iceland, Finland, Norway and Denmark.

Here are the photos of their leaders:

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Logical Phallusies

A Miserable Arrangement For Both Sexes

Patriarchy has been bad for women, requiring them to give-up their souls to maintain husband, family, and home.

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Patriarchy has been bad for men, requiring them to give-up their lives to support a wife, family and home.

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The patriarchal marriage is a miserable arrangement for both sexes.

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Logical Phallusies

Man Is Also A Victim

The world men inhabit is rather bleak. It is a world full of doubt and confusion, where vulnerability must be hidden, not shared; where competition, not co-operation, is the order of the day; where men sacrifice the possibility of knowing their own children and sharing in their upbringing, for the sake of a job they may have chosen by chance, which may not suit them and which in many cases dominates their lives to the exclusion of much else.
– Anna Ford

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The things I particularly like about men are their differentness, their simplicity, their cleverness, their ability to amuse and re-tell life better than it is, their sense of fun, their intelligence, their dependence on women, their boyishness – even childishness – their ability to devote themselves single-mindedly to their interests, their charm, their insecurity, their character and, above all, when they reveal it, their gentleness and vulnerability.
– Anna Ford

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Man is not the enemy here, but the fellow victim.
– Betty Friedan

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Logical Phallusies

How Sad To Be A Patriarchal Man

To ask for advice is to show weakness.

To listen to others is to show weakness.

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To care for others is to show weakness.

To be gentle, compassionate, and kind is to show weakness.

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To express any emotion other than cold stoicism, anger, hostility, or hatred is to show weakness.

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How unutterably and indescribably sad the Patriarchy has made it to be a man.