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Home > Gender Roles > Article

Feminism and Patriarchy

by Clyde Verner

There is a prevailing assumption that the two are in opposition. Could it be that the two are compatible? Well, perhaps, depending on how you define them.

Let's suppose that men decided they wanted to regain control of their progeny. Let's leave the definition of patriarchy as nothing more than this.

Now let's suppose that women decided they were willing to relinquish the control of progeny that they've temporarily had for the past hundred years or so in western cultures. As a result, they are freer to pursue professional careers, and are just as free to end a marriage as they are now. In short, they are no man's chattel. So far as family roles go, let's leave the definition of feminism as nothing more than this.

Can it happen? The first supposition is a bigger jump than the second. Many men still don't think a father is much more than a money machine. Even today, perhaps most American men still don't know the value of fatherhood.

But this could change, and in fact is changing rapidly. Witness the rise in single father homes, joint custody arrangements, and the growing clamor for fathers' rights. The industrial revolution, with its drudgery of twelve hour workdays in a factory, has largely ended. Men are rediscovering family life and fatherhood.

The second supposed development, that women are not primarily thought of as being childrearers, is already well under way. They may not yet have overtaken their male peers in terms of hours worked or wages earned, but they have made strong gains in these areas in a relatively short period of history.

The ultimate effect of such changes on marriage, divorce, and rates of violence can only be speculative at this point. Such changes may seem unlikely, yet they may be more likely than a further drift towards the new urban tribal matriarchy or a return to traditional family patriarchy, where not only the children, but the wife as well was chattel of the man of the house.



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Domestic Armageddon Who profits from the maternal child-snatching epidemic? Two book reviews by Stephen Baskerville.

Just Let Me Be a Dad A review of Michelle D. Lovato's book of practical advice for divorcing fathers.

Men Are Beasts Whereas false accusations by women are in fact rare, occurring no more often than do other false reports of crimes, such as bank robbery -- Joint Congressional Resolution 182.

Class Dismissed Has America created a new class of citizens who are excluded from constitutional provisions regarding due process and debtors prison?

Father from Afar Fathers from afar must learn how to hear what is not said, feel what is not seen, and say what should be said.

Let No Man Put Asunder Is our traditional faith in justice being eroded by courts that operate as a child kidnapping and extortion racket?

Angels and Divorce Dean Hughson tells how a couple of angels helped save him in those critical hours following his divorce.

Gender Bias in Family Court A paralegal gives her insider's view of women who make use of the child kidnapping and extortion racketeers in our justice system.

In the Best Interest of the Child Today's fathers are more likely to seek custody. Many of them will need to prepare for a child custody evaluation.

Mother Accuses Father of Child Abuse What to do? Win! Advice from The Fathering Advisor with links to resources.

What Fathers Do Jack Kammer's story shows us how fathers affect the lives of teenage boys.

Deserted Her mother said "Your father left you because he doesn't love you." Now she has learned the truth--her loving father was forced out of her life.

Matriarchy Marked by Tribalism and Violence Feminism reigns when men don't claim their children.

Deceptions of a Gender Equal Society All present and past human societies are patriarchal, in spite of the many feminist lies and half-truths invented to obscure this.







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