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Obama’s right, women are superior to men. Let me count the ways … | Julie Bindel6 Dec 5:01am

Obama’s right, women are superior to men. Let me count the ways … | Julie Bindel

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From washing up to driving to major operations, we’re evidently more competent than men – because patriarchy has forced us to beAs a lifelong feminist I have always balked at the idea that women might be “better than men” because it perpetuates the myth that women and men are polar opposites, and that our skills (or lack of them) is to do with innate qualities rather than as a result of socialisation or opportunity. This particular competition of “who is best at what” further ingrains the false belief that “the battle of the sexes” is here for time immemorial. The reality is that after thousands of years of living under patriarchy, through no choice or fault of our own, women have developed certain skills as a result of this tyranny. A feminist friend once remarked that “if oppression made one a better person there would be something to be said for it”, and while I agree wholeheartedly with this, the truth is that we have had to become far better than men at most things.
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