Patriarchy and violence

Patriarchy and violence - October 27, 2011 Patriarchy and...

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October 27, 2011 Patriarchy and violence Concepts and definitions What is patriarchy?   this idea that men are valued more and society is  based on men more. Different kinds of labors are valued differently. Way of  organizing a society that men are more valuable and dominant and  everything else is kind of defined in relation to them.  o It is traditionally defined as “natural” but is in fact socially constructed.  Based on both culture and social structures. Things like the family that the  man is the man of the house hold, the bread holder, protects the family and  traditionally, men were the ones that went out and got educations. Men are  strong, heroic, and powerful. The heart of a system of oppression: the idea of “normal” o There is only one correct way to be and anything outside of that is wrong,  deviant, sick, or just in correct.  o There is only one default o Everything outside those boundaries is deviant Patriarchy is therefore oppressive not only of women but of anyone not  gender-normative in any way. o There tends to be only one way that is okay to be. The important take away  of this is that patriarchy is only normal to be is to be male. Basically  gender identity matches your body. The only way to be really normal to be 
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This note was uploaded on 02/27/2012 for the course SOCY 105 taught by Professor Mogadam during the Fall '05 term at Maryland.

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