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Daughters of Patriarchy, Part 3: Embracing Oppression

When I was still riding in a car-seat, my mom liked to play Christian songs for kids on tape. One of them went, “I’m in-right, outright, upright, downright happy all the time!Since Jesus Christ came inAnd cleansed my heart from sinI’m in-right outright upright downright happy all the time!” My mom would often tell me… Continue reading Daughters of Patriarchy, Part 3: Embracing Oppression

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Daughters of Patriarchy, Part 2: Denial

Content note: this post briefly mentions rape but does not go into detail. Patriarchy has layers of subtlety. Our society, culture, and world are all patriarchal. Men don’t have to understand the word “patriarchy” to benefit from it. In a patriarchal setting, sons are of more worth than daughters, because sons carry on their father’s… Continue reading Daughters of Patriarchy, Part 2: Denial