Dismantle the patriarchy!
To dismantle the patriarchy is to understand that
The patriarchy is the overwhelming domination by men in both public and private spheres of life.
To many people, the patriarchy is a system of social structures and practices in which men dominate, oppress and exploit women!
I like the latter understanding of it more, though.
I will explain why from here on out and in the subsequent parts that will follow this one!
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My short time as a “life-long student” of psychology and life has taught me that the patriarchy MUST be dismantled completely if we are to have any meaningful growth and development.
It is the kind of system that “tells” men they own the world and everything in it.
It reminds them of their “birth-rights” like being the “masters” that they are.
It assumes that everyone in this system has their designated roles they must “play” and failure to do so, that person or people will face it’s brutal wrath!
Most of all, it only sees women as “caregivers and machines” and not actual people! Anything about women takes a back seat or stands outside the main discussion hall as the men discuss “important things”!
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Should you choose to follow the patriarchy to its last detail, it promises to “reward” you for your “hard work”.
Should you choose to disobey and move away from the patriarchy, it swears to “crash” you for your insubordination, even when your life is at stake!
Should you choose to “abstain” from engaging in it’s discussions or practices, the patriarchy will not spare you either. It will come after you with ridicule, gaslight and scorn for your choice to remain neutral when it “needed” you the most!
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After dismantling the patriarchy, where do we go from there?
I want you to think about that.
We will begin from there, our next discussion on “Dismantle The Patriarchy”!
A System Cannot….
Female or Male? Only? Why?
As a boy mom, I try to teach them that we are all equal. They know that both their dad and I work, we both care for them, we both are invested in their school, etc. My boys are only 7 and 9 so we are working on it! They also have to do chores around the house, including laundry and other “girl chores”.
It is unfortunate isn’t it that there are some people that think this way. We are all equal and we should all treat each other that way. Like Stephanie, I am also a boy mom and no way my son is getting out of chores that was supposedly only intended for girls.
Maureen | http://www.littlemisscasual.com
We have taught our boys many skills. We have also taught our daughter the same skills. They were all taught everything equally.
Ah yes! And so many are saying that since the queen passed, too. Something to think about for sure!
I love the comment about how it “rewards” you for your “hard work”. i live by this moto and I love to see encouraging articles reinforcing it
Thanks for sharing
Such a great article to read, it’s very informative and must consider by many! It is such an eye-opener that everybody is equal, and has the same opportunity in this life! Thanks for sharing such an awesome post!
I live in a country where the workforce is dominated by men and it makes me really sad. We all have equal rights and roles in society.
Thank you for the informative piece, it is eye opening for sure!
Thank you for this informative article. I definitely have something to think about.
We all have our strengths and weaknesses. I’ve been fortunate enough to never feel as if I was being dominated or exploited by men.
Very thought-provoking blog. However, no matter what sides we choose and allow ourselves to be exploited just to please someone, then it isn’t right.
Great topic to talk about and I like you to share some great information about it. Thank you for sharing!
Great topic to talk about and I like that you are sharing some great information about it. Thank you for sharing!
I couldn’t agree more! And the need for this, while far more prevalent in other countries, is still very much needed in the western world!
This was a great topic to talk about. I think we should all be having certain types of conversations with those we care about.
While this is still prevalent in some countries, I’m lucky enough to not have experienced or felt any. This was eye-opening to me.
I think this also relates to tribalism in regras to moving forward and growth; great article thanks for the content 🙂
Interesting thoughts and thanks for your insightful inputs about the issues. I think it will get some people thinking about the importance of understanding.
This is a thought provoking article that really makes you wonder if we should continue to follow our patriarchs because it’s tradition, or should we think outside of the box. sometimes we are too afraid to think outside of the box because we don’t want to suffer consequences of disappointment.
Good point, we are all equal. I also taught my son to never, ever think he is any better than any woman just because he is a man. Treating each other equally is key.
It’s sad when anyone is looked down upon just because of their gender. Sometimes it’s even tragic.
I salute you for putting up this fiery post. Women men non binary everyone is equal. The sooner we realize the better for us all.
This is a good read and glad you were able to voice this out. Equality should be practiced and we should normalize it already.
Treating everyone equal is very very important. Interesting thoughts
Rose Ann Sales
This is a really great and very eye opening post to read. Men and women are just the same treating everyone equally is a thing that everyone must learn.
This is very senseful in the current situation