So you blame the patriarchy. I think I get that, even in my mostly befuddled state. I dislike unjust treatment, especially when people are making it unjust. I still don’t get what to do about it. What do you do to make things better? And where do you draw the line between helping things be more just versus becoming labeled and then disregarded?
If we knew the answer, we'd do it!
One thing we can do is examine our own words and actions and question implicit assumptions that other people show through their words and actions. We can gently or not so gently educate. We can refuse to feel guilty for being awesome, and let people know that we refuse. We can encourage other people to find their own awesome. Sometimes we can do this without being labeled, and sometimes people will label us and ignore us. But we can still keep pushing, because it is the right thing to do and sometimes it is all we can do.
Scientopia readers: How do you battle the patriarchy?