Like most of us at this point, I feel oversaturated with ‘covid-dating content’, and would quite happily go the rest of my life never hearing the word ‘unprecedented’ ever again. However, the concepts I am grappling with extend beyond walking coffee dates or updating Hinge profiles. My concerns lie with the delicate balance of upholding my own feminist values of independence and autonomy, whilst also allowing myself to be vulnerable and ‘need’ my partner for support and stability at a time where the rest of my life is unpredictable and I feel I cannot control my own trajectory.
A caste is a division of society that is perceived as socially distinct, primarily identified by differences in privilege, wealth, profession, or race. However, there is also a caste in society created by a division of the sexes, characterised by the different societal expectations projected onto women based solely on their female status. Society’s division of men and women as unequal categories creates a fundamental male supremacy and the formation of the patriarchy. These social structures form the basis of one of the most pervasive ideologies of modern culture.