…we might ask why a particular man raped, harassed, or beat a woman. We wouldn’t ask, however, what kind of society would promote persistent patterns of such behavior in everyday life, from wife beating jokes to the routine inclusion of sexual coercion and violence in mainstream movies. We’d be quick to explain rape and battery as the acts of sick or angry men, but we’d rarely take seriously the question of what kind of society would produce so much male anger and pathology or direct it toward sexual violence rather than something else.

—~Allan G. Johnson, Patriarchy, the System

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