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 » “Language of Patriarchy, Part 1”

Gender Wage Equality Forum in Eugene, OR

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The Zonta Club of Eugene-Springfield is holding their annual community Forum in honor of International Women’s Day—March 8, 2016.  As a member of this club (and the larger organization Zonta International), I wanted to let friends, fans, and community members know of … continue reading » “Gender Wage Equality Forum in Eugene, OR”

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 » “Seeing only patriarchal trees, not the forest”

“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 » ““More Sexist?” or Simply Sexist?”