09/12/2013 11:19 am ET Updated Nov 12, 2013

39 Things We'll Miss About Patriarchy, Which Is Dead


We were surprised to learn today that the patriarchy is dead. We were informed by Slate's Hanna Rosin, who wrote that criticism of her nonfiction book The End of Men can be explained by feminists' "irrational attachment to the concept of unfair." We got the vote and the Pill. What more could we want? "It's elite feminists like my questioner and me who cling to the dreaded patriarchy just as he is walking out of our lives," she writes.

She's right. We're clinging to structurally reinforced sexism like a bad boyfriend, and it's time to say, "See ya later, Patriarchy." It's been real. Thanks for all the good times.

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