HW_26 - Phil110 CultureofPrejudice HW#26

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Culture of Prejudice HW #26 “Modesty and Virtue are the Essence of Femininity” Terminology Patriarchy Matriarchy Phallocentric Condone Condemn Plenitude Pernicious Concomitant Meld ~~~~~~~~~ Study Questions 1. What, as retold by the author, is the greatest tragedy of patriarchy?  How is Edith Wharton’s explanation of this point broader? 2. What is the position of women under the patriarchal model?  What is  the position of men? 3. What support is given for the claim that “ideology can cripple sexual  fulfillment just as effectively” as genital mutilation? 4. In defining sexual objectification, the author states it “refers to the  many ways women are presented as objects of men’s desire.”  Why  might such a definition incomplete? 5. What is the “terrible contradiction” imposed on young women? 6. Why are motherhood and female eroticism perceived as mutually 
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HW_26 - Phil110 CultureofPrejudice HW#26

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