Why can't they be women?
'Cause women as the beneficiaries of patriarchy don't make no sense.
Who says society is patriarchal?
I can't tell if you're joking or not.
But if not, patriarchy is defined broadly by Mirriam -Webster as "control by men of a disproportionately large share of power".
Figures for the labor force
and political representation
suggest that the United States fits this definition.