Robert St. Estephe

Wives with whips

Once upon a time there was an oppressive patriarchy. This nasty “archy” was, for members of the inherently non-violent sex, one huge day-in and day-out 24-hour living hell In this Great Age of the Oppression women were thwacked my husbands wielding sticks no wider than your thumb-drive. Right?

Intersectionality: How proxy violence works (like magic)

Intersectionality: the study of how various forms of human rights violations and oppressions overlap and reinforce each other. Here we see a case illustrating the ‘intersectionality’ of quite a few oppressive institutions: proxy violence, relational aggression, refusal to accept responsibility for one’s actions, the ethos of male disposability, plus “a woman’s prerogative to change her mind.”