Soraya Chemaly: The Global Frat Party
Huffington Post - over 3 years
You know what patriarchy is? It's a global frat party, in the worst sense.
Recently, I asked a group of more than 50 college students if they thought we lived in a patriarchal society. There was some rumbling about Charleton Heston. I asked if anyone could define patriarchy. Someone asked, "Like in the Bible?" So, I provided Oxford's definitions:
"A system of society or government in which the father or eldest male is head of the family and descent is traced through the male line and a system of society or government in which men hold the power and women are largely excluded from it."**
That we live on a patriarchal planet is as self-evident as the wetness of water. Here are some thousand-word pictures: the United States. Great Britain. Iraq. Jordan. Egypt. Panama. China. Japan. Zimbabwe. Mexico. Russia. Italy. Turkey. The U.S. again. Saudi Arabia. Have you seen pictures of any of the major economic summits in the world? The G8? Even prominent leadership exchang
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