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Hi. I am confused about the meaning of "female obedience". Does it mean females are obedient or males are obedient?

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Are you referring to this quotation?

“A culture fixated on female thinness is not an obsession about female beauty, but an obsession about female obedience. Dieting is the most potent political sedative in women’s history; a quietly mad population is a tractable one.”
― Naomi Wolf, The Beauty Myth

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Well may you ask in the present climate.

The ordinary way of interpreting those two words in that order is that it is the female who is obedient.

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Thank you so much.

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