A feminist revealed in an op-ed that, her goal is to raise her 5- and 2-year-old daughters to be “empowered women”, she is training them to not move out of the way of men while walking on the street.
She says she was inspired by feminist commentary published in the New Statesman, called “How to play Patriarchy Chicken,” Anna Lee Beyer wrote an essay for Huffington Post that described how she is teaching her girls to “flip patriarchal notions on their head”.
“Imagine me, a grown woman, with a jumping 5-year-old on one hand and a rogue 2-year-old pulling on the other. We are broad. We take up space. And now we hold that space, especially in the face of anyone who chugs toward us expecting to have the path cleared for them,” she blabbed. “So far only one person has run into us.”
“You need to really commit to Patriarchy Chicken: Don’t let your social instinct to step to the side kick in,” she said. “Men are going to walk into you, that isn’t your fault.”
Riley also noted her “privilege” as a tall, white, and non-handicapped person.
“I am an able-bodied 5’ 6” white woman. I move through this world with a lot of privilege. I’m not going to pretend that Patriarchy Chicken would work for everyone,” she said. “But for me, it’s a way of reclaiming a little bit of space, and reminding myself to question some of the other assumptions that might sometimes be holding me back.”
Beyer claims that she is not teaching her girls to be impolite, but simply to refuse to be “convenient.”
“Now when we are out shopping, taking a walk or engaging in any other family activity, I focus on the children and on our objective. I don’t look around to see how we can make ourselves more convenient for everyone else,” she said.
Mrs. Beyer, is a good example of what a “Feminist” parent is like. She claims, she is not teaching her kids to be impolite. But, what is polite about hogging the street or sidewalks? Courteous people MOVE out of the way! It’s not an act of submission!
More than likely, Beyer, is hoping for a man to accidentally knock her, or one of her girls down. Then she will fulfill her fantasy of berating some poor man, and possibly filing a frivolous lawsuit.