Patriarchy was a system by which men pass on their resources to their sons, and men exert political and economic influence over women. Now that women have more personal total wealth than men in the US and resources are no longer passed to sons, it is hard to argue that we live in a patriarchy. It is simply not the right word.
Remnants of patriarchy are created by women fucking alpha malesEdit
In the past, existing patriarchy was simply a byproduct of harsh natural forces like universal resource scarcity and pregnancy. Now women have the choice to fuck sexist abusive men. And booooyyy do they like them.
While there isnt an overarching patriarchy any more, any remnants of it are by caused by womens mild preference for controlling, sexist, abusive men. Enouraging men to compete along those lines. Fortunately, societal consciousness overrides this natural female desire. Women self-correct their desire for abusive men often, by limiting the timeframe by which they engage with them to the years before marriage. Often as a self-sacrifice for living in a civilized society.