One of my main issues with a patriarchal society
Men are socialized to believe that the less shit they put up with, the stronger they are.
Women are socialized to believe that the more shit they put up with, the stronger they are.
Can’t society see how problematic this is? After 7+ years of being bullied I finally realized on an individual level how problematic this construct is. No matter how “strong” a woman is, she is the victim as long as her endurance is her mark of strength. While men get to go about and be as harsh as they want with their surroundings without being judged because that is their strength. Hey, that dude is badass - he doesn’t put up with any shit! But that girl that also doesn’t put up with any shit? She’s a bitch.