One of the most insidious aspects of the patriarchy is the way it divides and conquers. Everywhere I look women are struggling on their own.
Some women are struggling to care for small babies. Burdened by the demands of caring for young children on their own. Hour upon hour of changing nappies, singing nursery rhymes, feeding young ones. Isolation and boredom pervasive, no village to support her.
Some women are speaking up against power – at work, online, in politics – and they’re doing it alone. People aren’t rushing in to support them. They’re standing on the sidelines, glad it’s not them that’s being attacked or criticised.
Some women are saying no to bullies and being ridiculed or diminished because of it.
Some women are finding themselves homeless as they age, society turning its back on its nurturers at the very moment when they most need support.
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