Theory goes like so:

If we accept that there lies set

*P*, where set

*P*encompasses

*P*atriarchal thingiemajigs in all shapes and sizes, and hence an apposite set

*N*, where set

*N*encompasses things which are

*N*ot-patriarchal, from there it is not hard to accept that there is likely at least two major subsets of set

*P*, subset

*np*and subset

*Pp*, where

*np*represents a shared subset of both sets

*P*and

*N*.

Now the thing about subset

*np*is that thingiemajigs within

*np*, while by definition patriarchal, are also by definition only patriarchal as a side effect of being a subset of set

*P*, and hence the existance of things within subset

*np*is reliant on the existence of subset

*Pp*. But, importantly, things within subset

*Pp*are not reliant on the existence of subset

*np*, because if we got rid of the things which comprise set

*N*then all that would happen is that we'd no longer be able to

*define*objects within set P into two subsets, beause there'd be nothing to enable you to make a distinction between

*np*and

*Pp*things, becayuse both groups of things would be belong wholly to set

*P*

Okay, now the point:

Because of the fact that if you get rid of set

*N*, subset

*np*disappears as a subset - so things that were in subset

*np*become things entirely in set

*P*- the reverse should logically be true, and if you get rid of set

*P*then things within subset

*np*cease to be

*P*atriarchal, and become wholly

*N*ot patriarchal as a result!

To put it in plain speak then:

Somethings exist

*because*of a patriarchy, and is therefore patriarchal. Meanwhile, some things would exist

*without*a patriarchy, but in the context of a patriarchal society become patriarchal.

## 2 comments:

This seems like a simple enough explanation. We need both sets in order to define what thingiemajigs are and aren't Patriarchal and to describe the thingiemajigs inside of each set. Is that right?

Yup, and what it also means is that you can't really do much by focusing on the places the two circles overlap instead of the big scary circle to the left that creates the existence of overlapping in the first place.

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