Are you gaming the system or is the system gaming you?
It is very easy to tell.
If you think you can beat the system, then the system is gaming you.
If you think you can beat the system, then you are a sucker.
And the system knows there is a sucker born every minute.
But it is more complicated than that.
We are born helpless and chaotic and we are offered a system to bring order to our lives.
And we grab it with both hands.
But we know we are hooked when we believe we can beat the system. But the system has seen us coming.
Women, of course, are offered the patriarchal system.
They are made an offer they can't refuse. And before long they are hooked into believing they can beat the system.
They practise and practise and practise to beat the system. They practise mimicking arousal so they can fool the patriarchs.
But the very act of mimicking arousal betrays them at the deepest level of their being.
But they are focused, focused on beating the patriarchal system. So they employ whatever else is needed to fool the patriarchs.
They need to induce in the patriarchs a kind of trance. So they start with the trance of arousal but supplement it with astrology, mbti and religion.
Have you ever wondered why astrology fills the back of every woman's magazine? Have you ever wondered why mbti was invented by two women, a mother and daughter? Have you ever wondered why women form the backbone of most religions?
The answer is that all of these tools require belief without evidence - perfect for inducing a trance in the patriarchs - perfect, perfect for making a fool of the patriarchs.
But alas, as we all know, it is the patriarchy that makes fools of women.
So the question remains -
Is there any safe way out of the system or are we trapped forever?