Spare Time If you get kicked in the balls, do you blame the fact that you have balls or the person who kicked you if you fall over a dirty your clothes?

Karen (and all those who have been socialised as female) is being repeatedly kicked in the balls by the patriarchy, and she fell over and messed up her clothes. Some of us don’t fall over, some of us are stronger, some of us have been kicked in the balls so often that we don’t want to give any satisfaction to the guy who kicked us by falling over.

Doesn’t stop the fact that we are all, Karen included, being kicked in the proverbial balls.

China specialist, feminist, political scientist in progress. Reviews, socialism & everyday academia. Low-brow, no jargon/acronyms. Editor of The Open Bookshelf.

China specialist, feminist, political scientist in progress. Reviews, socialism & everyday academia. Low-brow, no jargon/acronyms. Editor of The Open Bookshelf.