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In two very different ways they pointed me to the reality that the word patriarchy is used in many ways; that some of those ways lead to a lot of misunderstanding; and that, in the process, men in particular get targeted in ways I never wish they did.
In this piece I hope to rectify this a little bit. Most significantly, I speak to what patriarchy does or does not have to do with men and what it has to do with all of us.
And I end by what I believe every single one of us can do about it. Instead, everything is seen as an individual issue with only individual solutions. This is, sadly, also the reason for why the main accomplishments of the 2nd wave of feminism about which more below in the US, for example, have been at the individual level, such as access to more kinds of jobs and to education, or increased reproductive choice.
So, what is it that I mean by patriarchy as a system? I know that I am still carefully collecting and gathering thoughts and information, because what I have to offer for now is not yet at the level of elegance and simplicity that I like to have for concepts. Patriarchy, as I see it, is a system that encompasses a worldview, arrangements about how we live as humans with each other on this planet, implicit blueprints for what kinds of institutions we would create, and guidelines for what to do with our young to prepare them for the system itself.
The underlying principle of patriarchy, as I understand it, is separation and control. The separation is from self, other, life, and nature. Why patriarchy and not some other word?
Because, at least in the European historical lineage, which later affected many other cultures through colonial contact, the shift to separation and control coincided with making paternity central.
What is important to note, though, is that once paternity becomes important, controlling women is inevitable, because only by controlling women can it be reliably known who the father is. There is an irreducible distance between the biological father and the offspring that can only be eliminated fully by imprisoning a woman and preventing any other man from having access to her.
This is why patriarchal societies by necessity become societies of control and separation. Men, Women, and Patriarchy I have observed, learned about, engaged with, and supported countless women and men in beginning and then continuing the complicated journey of liberating themselves from the horrific effects of patriarchy on all of us.
Through this process — now decades long — I now know that boys are brutalized in ways that girls are not in order to prepare them for positions of domination.
He learns that his core feelings cannot be expressed if they do not conform to the acceptable behaviors sexism defines as male.
Asked to give up the true self in order to realize the patriarchal ideal, boys learn self-betrayal early and are rewarded for these acts of soul murder. Men, Masculinity, and Love In the end, patriarchy gives only a few men access to power in society, and most men some small access to power in relation to women, robbing all men of core aspects of their humanity.
This is a raw deal of monumental proportions. I see this as the core source of violence: Any man who knows me personally as a friend would testify that I hold infinite tenderness for what I see as the terrible plight of men. I hope that one or more of them will comment to illustrate the point I am making from their own lives.
Simply put, this is my deepest article of faith: I share this faith with many who have studied violence and oppression, naming only Alice Miller and James Gilligan as key figures that have influenced me deeply. This I know a bit more about through personal experience and much reading and conversation to know that our situation is complicated, too, to say the least.
All of us, men and women, have been trained into patriarchy, and all of us pass it on from generation to generation. Some of the most brutal forms of violence against girls e.
Within a racial order such as the one in the US, for example, white girls are trained to see themselves as superior to people of color, both women and men, even as they are prepared for secondary roles as women; while boys born into racially marginalized groups are trained for subordinate positions within society while also being raised with the strictures of modern masculinity.
It is impossible in a short piece like this to attend to these complexities, though not acknowledging them is entirely out of integrity for me. I am in agonizing grief and anguish about what has been done to all of us and to our beautiful planet, and how little time it has taken to create so much destruction — 7, years for some effects, and only decades for others.Slavery is wrong because it a denies a human the most fundamental aspects of their humanity.
This is manifested in a number of ways, some not exclusive to slavery, but that’s what it boils down to. Why Is Living Wage So Complex? Tuesday August 2, Tuesday August 2, By. Roger McElrath in assuring that even the lowest-paid workers have the ability to purchase the basic necessities that constitute an acceptable standard of living in a given society.
Workers that are impoverished do not make good employees, nor do they provide. why do men think its acceptable to ask how much for sex? im not prostitute i have to add im not prostitute to my profile in dating app or pages because men asking this all the time why do they think its acceptable?
May 08, · Best Answer: 1. It was seen as an economic necessity. Crops grown in the New World, like sugar, rice, tobacco and cotton were very labor intensive. Rice, actually, was the first crop that used slavery in the US. It was grown in mud along the banks of rivers, and the mud was so Status: Resolved.
Popular opinion is not always right. According to a Gallup poll taken in May of , 83% of Americans believed polygamy was immoral while only 14% believed it was morally acceptable.
In her recent article for the British press, Madge Dresser, a lecturer at the University of West England, linked 19th century globalization and slavery.