It’s The Patriarchy’s Fault

I was late today to work because I accidentally switched the AM/PM setting on my alarm. It’s the patriarchy’s fault! They construct technology solely for men, not understanding that my needs as a woman are different.

At a work meeting my manager criticized an idea I had for one of our ad campaigns. I excused myself to the bathroom where I cried for twenty minutes. It’s the patriarchy’s fault! They simply are unable to peel away their inherent bias to see the value of a woman’s idea compared to that of a privileged man’s.

At my co-ed kickball game today we lost by a large margin to a team that had one man who was very athletic. It’s the patriarchy’s fault! Men should not be able to perform with 100% effort on the field because, even though men and women are the same, men are just a little bit faster in sports. This creates unnatural distortions during games when we’re just supposed to be socializing and having fun. Men should be required to wear 20 pound leg weights so we have more equality during competition.

At the happy hour after the game, a creepy guy asked me for my phone number and it made me feel weird. It’s the patriarchy’s fault! Men should know better than to offend the cultured sensibilities of a woman by thinking they can get sex from just anyone. I will be writing a letter to the kickball league so that I don’t have to bear to see him anymore.

On my drive home there was an accident on the road that caused a massive backup in traffic. It’s the patriarchy’s fault! The accident was obviously caused by a man whose testosterone was raging too high. Men with high testosterone should drink more soy milk.

At dinner I lost all self-control and ate an entire box of cupcakes that I was saving for a dinner party. It’s the patriarchy’s fault! Subsidies to male sugar farmers causes an overproduction of delicious sweets. I should not have been able to buy so many cupcakes at an affordable price. The government should step in and do something about it.

I logged onto OK Cupid today and I got messages from all these losers making comments about some minor cleavage I displayed in one of my pictures. It’s the patriarchy’s fault! Men treat women like objects instead of intellectual creatures. They are so blind to the personalities of women that it’s no surprise that anti-social autistic diseases afflict mostly men.

I called my dad and asked him for some career advice. He told me that I have to think about my ideas more carefully. It’s the patriarchy’s fault! I shouldn’t have to work harder than men for equal work but less pay. I’m so sad that my dad is trying to manipulate me to serve men better, but thankfully Obama is on the case to solve this horrible problem.

I looked in the mirror and absolutely hated what I saw. Even though I’m only 30 pounds overweight, I shouldn’t loathe my own body for any reason. It’s the patriarchy’s fault! They are pushing unrealistic standards on women that are utterly impossible to maintain in the busy and independent lifestyle that women have today.

I watched a reality television episode where one of the female characters was actually pushed by a man after she slapped him for being an insensitive jerk. It’s the patriarchy’s fault! Men should never hit women for any reason. Shame on men everywhere for not speaking up against male-on-female violence.

I read an article in Cosmo magazine that tried to teach me 100 ways to please a man. It’s the patriarchy’s fault! This male-owned magazine is just perpetuating negative stereotypes where women are metaphorically enslaved by horny men who just want to get their rocks off. I did enjoy the celebrity gossip page, however.

I lay in bed after such a horrible day and cried myself to sleep. It’s the patriarchy’s fault! A world in which I’m unhappy and have to experience unpleasantries shouldn’t exist. Tomorrow I hope I will be perceived as beautiful by everyone I come across, be complimented for my great ideas, and be approached by an intelligent, sexy, funny, tall, rich, and well-endowed man who respects my independence and strength. Please god destroy the evil patriarchy so that nothing bad will happen to me ever again. Only then can I finally be happy.

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  • Days of Broken Arrows

    Funny as hell, but the sad part is that this is just *barely* exaggerated enough to make it satire. Feminist blogs really do read like this.

  • http://gavinmadden.blogspot.com Gavin Madden

    This, my friend, is brilliant!

  • EarthlyEros

    A day in the life, so true. Keep up the good work.

  • greenlander

    LMFAO! The best humor is always satire about the truth.

  • Burt

    Back to your best Roosh. Its been awhile since you wrote something this stinging. I’m glad you’re done with the Bang book series, you are required here.
    I agree with comment 1. It really is just barely exaggerated. Sad thing is it would easily fit in “mainstream” newspapers like the Guardian and not just some hags blog.

  • taterearl

    Which lady from Jezebel was a guest writer for today?

  • Oregonziggy

    It is very sad indeed that it doesn’t really seem exegerated much at all.

  • Steve

    Aye.

  • Zorro

    @#6 taterearl: There are no ladies at Jezebel. Those are all femnazi whores.

  • Bub

    Good article but, in the u.s. at least, sugar tariffs keep prices higher than they would be not lower. Sugar growers here are subsidized but, as they are not as efficient as foriegn producers, the prices for domestic sugar are not as low as the level that we could import it. Corn syrup or corn based sugar is a different story.

  • Jim

    And as time progresses, I notice women are the one’s who say hi now. Not in the bars where the sausage fests are at but where it counts the most. In simply just crossing paths in everyday life. Why is that?

  • dumasworld

    we had a feminist guest writer today?

  • Phinn

    You could get a job (writing under a pseudonym) for one of those Single Girl in the City blogs. Just cut and paste. No editing.

  • T

    …Poe’s law?

    this might be entertaining to you. It’s actually a reality for most if not all women, so you maybe should think about that instead of joking about things you can never experience.

    “Men should know better than to offend the cultured sensibilities of a woman by thinking they can get sex from just anyone” Well, do you think you can get sex from anyone? it isn’t owed to you by anyone, not under any circumstances, and that’s final. Deal with it and find yourself people who want sex, not partners whom you made feel obligated to you.

    “Men treat women like objects instead of intellectual creatures.” You don’t seem to think that’s the case, despite the shining example of that behavior your blog provides.

    “I shouldn’t have to work harder than men for equal work but less pay” Well, no, we shouldn’t. Even you can’t possibly believe women inherently deserve less money for the same job. Why is this used in satire?

    “They are pushing unrealistic standards on women that are utterly impossible to maintain” This is also true. Why is it mocked? The issue of being overweight isn’t the problem; what’s wrong is that as a woman, society teaches you that attractiveness is your primary quality. Which is just wrong. Overweight men don’t face nearly as many difficulties.

    “Men should never hit women for any reason. Shame on men everywhere for not speaking up against male-on-female violence.” They shouldn’t. Would you disagree? Believing in equality means you think no one should hit anyone for any reason, period. It doesn’t mean you should condone man-on-woman and woman-on-man violence.

    “This male-owned magazine is just perpetuating negative stereotypes” It does. Women didn’t invent the patriarchy to find a something to blame; it’s fed to us from the youngest age through every form of media and social interaction. Including by other women.

    This article only demonstrates that you don’t have the simplest idea of what the patriarchy is, or how male privilege works. Being a man means you see your state as the norm – and the obstacles that women face are invisible to you.

    The arguments I mentioned should not be made fun of; the others just don’t have anything to do with the patriarchy.

  • Markus

    Roosh,
    I applaud your defense of Men and staunt opposition to feminists. But you are beggining to sound like a bitter Masculinist.
    Feminists waste their time pushing their beliefs because they are unhappy with themselves. They complain for the sake of complaining.
    Let’s focus our attention on fixing our women rather than complaining about complainers.
    -Markus

  • https://twitter.com/Teedub_5 Teedub

    This is fucking brilliant mate.

  • Days of Broken Arrows

    I was going to go through the ranting by “T” and pick it apart. Then I remember what most feminists look like and therefore why they should not be engaged on any level.

    [Roosh: lol]

  • The Watcher

    Feminists sound like conspiracy theorists when they start ranting about the patriarchy. It’s like their version of the Illuminati.

  • OlioOx

    Roosh, the big names of the manosphere really need to comment on this radical manifesto by Owen/Tyler of RSD — you’ve probably seen it by now:

    Your Girlfriend Is A Raging Slut! How Does That Make You Feel?

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wxWuREjuLAE

    You predicted that in 2013, PUA/Game will go mainstream. Do you think it’s ready for THIS?

    [Roosh: You can tell he doesn't mean what he's saying by his tone and body language. He's just going for shock value but it comes across as insincere.]

  • Anonymous

    I get cockblocked because of feminism not because I look like a creep.

    Feminism turned women into arrogant whores. They are too stuck up to realize that living in your Dad’s basement and not having a job is an artistic, masculine lifestyle choice.

    Eastern European women aren’t ruined by feminist ideals and are more willing to please me than Western women. It has nothing to do with the fact that I lie about my name, occupation, and that these girls are poor, uneducated, and want to get out of their 3rd world shitholes.

    Feminism makes women become gold digging gluttonous whores and my cost-per-notch is too high because of it. I make hamburgers and cheap stir fry dinners for poor Polish girls because they don’t know any better.

  • Isaac Jordan

    Great post, Roosh. It’s awesome to see a leader in this community dedicating so much energy to battling feminism. I think there’s a lot of long-term fulfillment to be gained in fighting for a cause you believe in, and I’m with you 100%.

    @19 OlioOx

    That’s an interesting video. I like the guy, and I think he’s got a lot of good stuff, especially on inner game. Not sure if I can agree with him entirely here, however.

    While an aversion to sluts may be a biological predisposition in men (sperm wars and all that), I think an even bigger issue is that all men, even blue pill guys, know that they’re going to have to trade SOMETHING for sex. Time, energy, resources, money; these things in some combination or other are usually a prerequisite for a woman’s intimacy.

    A guy like Tyler, who’s become so adept at the art of seduction that he can get laid by simply talking to a girl for a few minutes, invests nowhere near what the average guy has to invest in order to get that same girl’s panties off. It’s this idea of “paying” more for the same product that I think really gets guys irked. As GBFM said, why should I pay more for something that other guys got when it was younger, hotter, tighter, and free? I know I’d certainly be upset if I had to take a girl out three times before getting laid, only to find out that she regularly hooks up with randos from the club.

    Then again, if we’re viewing things in economical terms, there’s something to be said for a guy like Tyler, who in his interactions with women likely brings a lot more value (in the form of his personality and how he can make a girl feel) to the table than your average dude with no game. So while it may take some AFC a $100 dinner date in order to meet a woman’s “price” for sex, a guy like Tyler can provide just as much value with perhaps a drink and an hour’s worth of attention.

    Both guys are paying, i.e. delivering value, albeit in a different way. Most guys just won’t take the time to learn how to create that value (that is, to learn game), and so get upset when a woman seems to give it away “for free” to one guy, yet makes another pay. The guy she gave it to “for free” likely provided her with a much better experience than the guy who has to open his wallet. But it’s easier to accuse women of manipulating the price than it is for men to teach themselves how to deliver more value.

  • Eduardo

    Your anti-feminism is really annoying.

    You’re complaining about this all the time, but for the wrong audience.

  • Kurt Vonnegut Jr.

    “Men should be required to wear 20 pound leg weights so we have more equality during competition.”

    Roosh, you need to read this very short (2 page) story from Kurt Vonnegut Jr. It’s about the overachievers in society having to put something in their brain to dumb them down so they don’t offend the fucking idiots of society. This whole essay reminds me of that story, scary:

    Harrison Bergeron by Kurt Vonnegut Jr.
    http://www.tnellen.com/cybereng/harrison.html

  • meh

    “Your anti-feminism is really annoying.”

    That’s funny, 99% of the readers here like it. You should probably leave.

  • Princeton

    Just read this:

    http://www.rolereboot.org/culture-and-politics/details/2012-12-a-letter-to-the-guy-who-harrassed-me-outside-the-bar

    From the comments section:

    “I hate to say it, but being fat can have the same dampening effect on unwanted male attention. Since I’ve gained weight, I’ve really enjoyed the ability to simply walk around outside without some creeper following me and making dreadful comments.

    Not that it discourages all men, but honestly, it’s enough of a plus that I don’t feel as motivated to get back in shape.”

    LINK: http://www.rolereboot.org/culture-and-politics/details/2012-12-a-letter-to-the-guy-who-harrassed-me-outside-the-bar#comment-772492524

  • Gorilla Dildo

    Retarded. You’re getting soft.

  • Anonymous

    All my problems are women’s fault.
    How dare they not accept me just as I am.
    So what I’m short, fat and bald. I still deserve a 10.
    I only want someone to worship at my feet 24 hours a day, have sex on demand and cook gourmet meals, and keep a slim trim figure after popping out 5 or 6 kids.
    How dare you not be happy with such a wonderful fate.
    But I won’t sit on the coach eating donuts — I’ll go to the gym and shoot a few women. How dare they reject such a wonderful perfect all-knowing handsome intelligent specimen such as myself. (Exaggerated but barely)

  • _Cicero

    I read this blog to help me get laid and achieve my goals. Not to read a 3rd-rate feminist rant… I guess I should stop reading?

  • Billy

    Roosh – a good tweet would be the Vanderbilt sorority slut who sucked off a dude in a photo booth not knowing it would be uploaded directly to Facebook. Lol. Google “Brittany Perskin” or “Vanderbilt cheerleader photo booth.” She’s somehow had most of the pics removed from cyberspace, but some exist.

  • http://blackdragonblog.wordpress.com/ Blackdragon

    Since the Sexual Revolution of the late 60′s, women have been accustomed to men bending a lot of the cultural rules for them. When they suddenly encounter situations where these rules are no longer bent for them, yeah, they tend to get a little upset.

  • OlioOx

    [Roosh:] You can tell he doesn’t mean what he’s saying by his tone and body language. He’s just going for shock value but it comes across as insincere.

    Tyler is just going for shock value in that vid? I’m not so sure about that. He’s describing a state of mind which would certainly allow a man to have peace of mind no matter what his involvement with the women of today — if that man really had that state of mind.

    Pimps have it (as I keep saying, see the documentary American Pimp). We can assume that at least some non-black non-pimps have it (certain PUAs, naturals, alphas, etc.) But is it at all possible for ordinary men to develop it? Remember, he’s not just saying that one may be perfectly unaffected — as those are who have completely digested the Red Pill — by the fact that some of the plates or FBs you’re spinning are having sex with dozens of other men besides yourself; he’s saying you can MARRY a woman like that if you have the right mindset (and the woman is tired of riding the cock carousel, or too old.).

    Another consideration is, that all kidding aside, a lot of men are going to take Tyler at his word and give these thoughts SERIOUS reflection. He is eloquently describing a kind of total mental/emotional/philosophical LIBERATION. It is perhaps a Buddhist kind of liberation, which involves recognizing the tragic nature of reality and accepting it by giving up wishful thinking, and furthermore by giving up a part of DESIRE — in this case, the desire that women might be other than we wish them to be.

    Besides, he is only restating what a number of PUAs and commenters have been saying (or at least dancing around) for years; desirable women can be assumed to be sluts, so it makes no sense to get upset over the fact. But he is pushing out a more radical extrapolation:

    that for ANY woman attractive enough to be worth MARRYING, it’s 99.9% certain that she’s had hundreds of cocks in every orifice by the time she’s just mature enough to marry, because a) It is in girls’ nature to behave like raging sluts given the opportunity and b) that opportunity has been in complete effect for at least thirty years already, with no sign of stopping — in more countries than you might like to imagine. Therefore
    since there is NO ESCAPE FROM THIS REALITY, you might as well make the best of it — and if some men can do it — indeed, embrace it, perhaps you can as well.

    Girls today often start this slut lifestyle in MIDDLE SCHOOL. By the time even halfway attractive girls are 21, they’ve had ten or a hundred times more men than all but the real Alphas will ever have women. And they will conceal the facts from each new boyfriend IF they sense that those facts make the new man uncomfortable; they’ll allow him to believe what he really wants to believe, which of course is that Cupcake isn’t like those “other girls.”

    Given this state of affairs, doesn’t Tyler’s position make real sense?

    How about a post about this vid on Return of Kings, someone?

  • Anonymous

    Roosh, I’m a huge fan and you make some points here but I vote for more game and travel related posts.

    These rants are not productive, it just feeds the confrontational tactics of the feminists.

    I think that travel and game are also the areas where your writing is at its strongest and provides the most value.

    We all know that women like this exist.
    Let’s focus on what we can do to meet and attract the ones that aren’t ruined yet.

  • Phinn

    How’s this for a euphemism — when a woman in a marriage or LTR gets unbelievably fat, the mainstream press is calling it a “mixed-weight couple.”

    http://shine.yahoo.com/love-sex/one-woman-fat-one-man-thin-could-rocky-195800204.html

    Here’s the money quote:

    “The [female] overweight partner might feel insecure, judged, and angry, which could ultimately contribute to a power battle around food and eating in the relationship,” the researchers wrote. The good news? When the overweight woman felt her man was being supportive, either about how she looked or about her efforts to diet, the troubles died down.”

    Translation: When a woman gets fat, and the man resents it, she pitches a fit. When he accepts her as a fucking whale, she calms down.

    Tolerating female obesity is now called “being supportive.”

    We are through the looking glass, people.

  • Real

    I can’t find a “nice girl” who will cook & clean for me like my mother did, yet still be sexy enough to keep my interest and put up with me having sex with other women as part of my job. It has nothing to do with my own internal contradictions, my deep seated Madonna-whore complex … No, it’s feminism’s fault.

  • TallGuy

    The other night I had FOUR girls suck my dick. I refused the FIFTH one, because I didn’t want to drain myself. And so there she was; looking angry, confused, frustrated and miserable because she was left behind while the others each had to suck my dick, one by one. So you see feminism is like a dream come true. Sometimes I can’t believe how easy girls are and other times they are so desperate that it’s embarrassing and uncomfortable, because they look at you with a stare and can’t believe you don’t want/care for them at all.

    The feeling is unreal. You don’t have to think about getting girls and sex is so easily and readily available. I think the mental and physical energy a man used to spend on sex/women was astronomical and used to stress and wear out men in life. Maybe the reason women lived longer was consequence of this. I think now us guys will live longer, albeit in a post feminism apocalypse where only the strong (men) survive.

    I think if women were smart they wouldn’t have fought for this. They had it unbelievably easy but fell prey to a few masculine lesbians who wanted to be men. They are opposing their own biological existence by fighting their femininity in exchange for masculinity which they’ll never attain unless they have sex change.

    Men used to dedicate their entire lives on appeasing women. From the time a guy hits puberty to the time he ages was primarily about obtaining a woman, keeping her, and all life revolved around her. Now, not so. You guys should enjoy the last days of this decaying society, it’s beyond redemption now so there is no point in spending your days daydreaming about what will not be.

  • Rael

    My iPad auto-corrected my screen name, Roosh.

    Unintentional, but it seems to have evaded your
    usual moderation of my posts.

    Who knew it was so easy?

    [Roosh: Yes I moderate distracting feminists.]

  • Cesar

    Keep the good work Roosh. Whatever you’re doing is working big time. All these entities hating on your blog are hilarious. The best part is the free publicity that you’ll gain from them. Rock on.

  • Rael

    It’s amazing how similar the manosphere is to the femosphere.

    Religious fundamentalists are all very much the
    same regardless of which religion they are
    on the side of.

    Two sides of the same coin …

  • Alex

    Fucking hilarious!

    Women (modern, non-traditional), never to blame for anything they do as it’s always someone else’s fault (likely a man).

    Roosh, you hit the nail on the head yet again.

    Meeting one of these women who holds herself accountable is like meeting a guy who was strike by lightning twice on the same day. Possible, but I have better chances playing the lottery and hitting it big.

  • Anonymous

    “I read this blog to help me get laid and achieve my goals. Not to read a 3rd-rate feminist rant… I guess I should stop reading?”

    Irony and IQ were never your strong points. Check.

  • Awwww

    Whining.

  • Anonymous

    I hate T’s response, but #27 was pretty funny!

  • Anonymous

    Shit like this makes me sick. You are encouraging a culture that mocks women who want to be treated as equals simply because you don’t see them that way. I am horrified people would actually congratulate a satirical post like this. When you have daughters or your recently divorced mother gets back on the dating scene: remember men that denigrate women like this will be hitting on them. There are not enough words to describe how deplorable your chauvinists attitudes are. Feel free to bash my opinion, quite frankly if you take these views up defensively you really are just a worthless piece of shit.

  • Anonymous

    And no I wont be coming back to this site. I understand this is strictly for groups of people like you to congregate. Have fun with that. But any woman with half a brain in her head would run the opposite direction of the lot of you.

  • heather

    What annoys me the most is the commentary women had it so easy. That is my main argument with feminism. In order to be as good as you we have to compete on your level? Quite frankly I feel it undervalues the roles women have played through out history. Of course their are brawny hardcore women that could whoop quite a few of your butts. However there are millions of others who deserve recognition for all the work they do that are not what is considered a “mans job” Should competition between sexes be allowed? Yes. But in no way should mothers and other women be looked at as less for simply being mothers and caretakers. We have value no matter what career path we pick. And that isn’t something that should have to be proven. You seem like a load of ingrates.

  • Bob Dole

    “Who deserve recognition”?

    We all deserve nothing. Earn it.

    All this feminism BS about deserving and wanting makes me sick.

  • TallGuy

    haha

    I love this. Bitches whine as usual when faced with the reality of being in a man’s world, they wanted this and fought for this. We BUMP and DUMP bitches because we can and that is what they want.

    Now they nearly cry just for attention. There is nothing they hate more than being ignored and they would do anything for you to get your attention. I am not talking about traditional women here. I’m talking about the modern women who want to be men. They have been raised in a single mother homes and they don’t know what makes a good wife if their life depended on it. They have been fed so much BS in the indoctrination camps – academia, media, etc – convinced that being like a man is the way to be. Welcome to the real world, bitches!

    This the era of easy sex, video games and coasting in life for the fuck it. No responsibilities and total freedom. haha

  • harvard graduate woman

    So exactly how small are your fallacies? Please stick to drinking beer and watching nascar, and leave adult conversations to people with above double digit iq’s.

  • Garrett

    “unhappy” needed about 4 more A’s.
    As in “unhaaaappy”

  • American Dude

    @ 48
    So Harvard woman you’ve realized the men you want don’t give a fuck about your degree, they still find you ugly, so, you’ve resorted to attempting to insult a man’s website who advocates men better themselves through learning how to interact with women, working out, and making more money to fuck higher quality women.

    Let’s be honest, the women who comment on Roosh’s articles are not attractive girls spending time with their boyfriends and having a blast enjoying life. These girls are the dregs angry that men value them so low because they have either through genetics or through ill advised choices rendered themselves fat, obnoxious, and ugly to the opposite sex. So, they take to hating men.

    My advice 48? SGo back to competing for money in a man’s world to provide for yourself and your cats because no guy is going to be buying what your selling, which, is negativity, whininess, rudeness, and probably a healthy dose of blubber around your belly.

  • harvard graduate woman

    actually im incredibly attractive (normally i wouldn’t stoop to speaking of my looks but i deemed it necessary here). Also my boy friend is the most gorgeous caring person a girl could ask for. I don’t hate men. I hate chauvinists. Don’t you have a girl to be date raping somewhere? So while you are out there bashing women, i will be making more money than you, dating some one with a higher IQ, and pretty much all around being better than you. Nice try at an insult though. go read the dictionary and try and come up with something better.you know, if that isn’t too tough of a read.

  • harvard graduate woman
  • Alpha lays, Beta pays.

    Harvard graduate woman;

    Why do you care about what us male pigs think or have to say” Isn’t your high IQ, caring guy(s), swimming in money, incredibly pretty and awesomely awesome life interesting enough for you? Why bother with us stupid rapists?

    Why stoop so low? Equally important, why do we come across your type so often?

  • harvard graduate woman

    my job is in It. basically i’m bored and trolling lol.

  • you misunderstand

    I like your dating and sex stories but this essay just reads like you don’t understand what you’re criticizing or are purposely trying to distort it. Patriarchy isn’t a thing that CAUSES all those gripes you listed. It’s the word used to DESCRIBE a culture where all those gripes happen. Nobody BLAMES the patriarchy for the oppression of women. Patriarchy IS the oppression of women.

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  • Mohammed Stevenson Braun

    It’s the matriarchy’s fault.