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What exactly is patriarchy theory as taught in women’s studies courses?

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  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    Patriarchy is a social system in which men predominate in roles of political leadership, moral authority, social privilege and control of property. 

    Women's studies courses tend to focus not narrowly on patriarchy, but more expansively on kyriarchy, intersectionally encompassing various interconnected social systems built around oppression and submission.

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  • 2 months ago

    a fantasy construct ,and waste of tuition loans

    they are a waste

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  • Cee
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    You'd be better off being counselled by some wino/druggo lying down by the river.

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  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    WHITE men control the world. In reality, Jewish men control the world. But feminists will never speak up against that!

    • Anonymouse2 months agoReport

      It's those damn jews. It's those damn mooselims! It's those damn darkies/whiteys!11111!!!!1

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  • 2 months ago

    Patriarchy theory is the idea that men rule and do so in a way to benefit males over females.  This goes hand in hand with the idea of male privilege.  Feminists argue that since women are oppressed by the patriarchy and males privileged, we need policies advantaging women to create gender equality.

    There are number of problems with this theory however.  The first problem is we don't live in a patriarchy.  Men have no exclusive power of rule.  Women have equal voting rights, in fact women make up a majority of voters in the U.S.   Women can and do run for public office.  If we look at the gender specific laws Congress has passed, they do not privilege males as feminist claim.  Quite the opposite.  We have many laws that advantage females over males in almost all areas including military service, education, healthcare, job hiring, and business ownership.

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  • 2 months ago

    To quote Wikipedia: "Patriarchy is a social system in which men hold primary power and predominate in roles of political leadership, moral authority, social privilege and control of property. Some patriarchal societies are also patrilineal, meaning that property and title are inherited by the male lineage.".

  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    It is ônly human natur to wanna feel apar

    of some opprssd minority group so thes

    women just love to claim victim @ evry 

    chance !!

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  • 2 months ago

    It's been a long time since I was in college, so I can't necessarily say what is taught in women's studies courses (definitely not what's taught in them now, and I can't even necessarily remember what was taught in the one I took when I was in college).  But here's my understanding of the concept.

    For much, probably most, of human history, human societies have been structured with relatively rigid gender roles.  For most societies, these roles gave men the majority of the power and authority, and tended to treat women essentially as helpless children.  That doesn't mean that it's "always better" to be a man in such societies (think "women and children first"), nor that all men had power over all women (queens still got to give orders to stable boys), but it does mean that, given otherwise equivalent rank and/or socioeconomic status, men had much more social permission than women to make rules, expect deference and respect, and otherwise be "in charge".  Women might have been more protected, and more cared-for (depending on the society), but it was generally at the expense of a decided lack of, well, autonomy.

    We are no longer so rigid in our gender roles today (and we sometimes... overstate how rigid such rules and roles were in the past--there were female guildmasters, female innkeepers, female monarchs, and so on who defied the norms), but there are still remnants of these kinds of attitudes even today.  We are more likely to listen to advice from male than from female speakers.  We still give more respect to virtues, careers, and characteristics we think of as masculine.  We still tend to treat male as the rule, and female as the exception (eg there are "chick flicks", but no "dude flicks").  And so on.

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    • ChemFlunky
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      2 months agoReport

      without their husbands' permission (and I don't think such laws are a new concept).  And... until maybe the last 70 or so years, divorce... was afaik incredibly rare.

      I am not aware of any laws that punished men who could not return a woman's property to her if she left the relationship.  Source?

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  • 2 months ago

    "What exactly is patriarchy theory as taught in women’s studies courses?"

    It's a conspiracy theory type thing that runs along the lines of men colluding with each other to keep women down all throughout history.  There are so many perversions to actual reality though, that it is nonsense if one cares to look at it critically.

    "Patriarchy theory" takes our NATURAL outcomes as human males and females and imposes feminist ideas onto that until it is so far off the mark that it's laughable when scrutinized from a factual standpoint.  For example; feminists assume that a male leader will bestow benefits onto men that will be denied to women in that society.  In reality, most of these male led societies all throughout history have obligated men to perform all the heavy lifting while the women are coddled and kept safe.  It is always a select few people in an elite leadership circle that purposely keep men down, while enforcing rules to keep women comfortable, because it is other men that they fear may usurp their power.

    It carries on in much the same way to the point where today, it denies female agency and their fully equal position in our first words society where all adult women are. fully emancipated with all the same Rights and Opportunities as every other individual, including men.

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  • 2 months ago

    basically mother owns you

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