Language of Patriarchy, Part 1

The language of patriarchy is distinct, unmistakable, and thus, most importantly, recognizable. Patriarchal language reveres and enshrines double-talk, spin, lies, vitriol, deceit, and deception. Patriarchal language shows itself by being itself: demeaning, debasing, hateful, angry, vulgar, ugly, racist, violent, taunting, controlling, bullying, objectifying, tyrannical, vile, … continue reading »

Seeing only patriarchal trees, not the forest

ounding out Women’s History Month 2014 are a couple of NPR news articles that are ultimately about patriarchy even though the word is never used. One takes another look at sexism and appropriately links it to male violence against women, while the other offers a … continue reading »

“More Sexist?” or Simply Sexist?

esterday, Lourdes Garcia-Navarro, an international NPR reporter that covers South America, gives readers a well-written social commentary revolving around her question, “Which place is more sexist: the Middle East or Latin America?”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Her question arose … continue reading »