Jan 07 2013
The other day I was musing about how men aren’t thriving in our culture today, something no one disagrees with even if there is disagreement on why. And so my thought was that maybe we need a little patriarchy. I was thinking about how I am not terribly informed on what the patriarchy is and the problem is that finding out would involve reading some highly biased feminist tracts that interpret history through a modern, feminist lens. I was musing, as I periodically do, that we could use some thoughtful, non knee-jerk, non-feminist analysis on why we are where we are with regards to men failing; some analysis on the positive attributes of the patriarchy. (I would assume that even if you are a true-blue feminist, which I am trying not to be, you can see that there were some drawbacks to the feminist/sexual revolution.)
But this idea does not hold when we travel to places like India, where women are treated as chattel, or possessions, as this article explains. So obviously there are international variations on how the patriarchy works or does not work in different places.
If anyone has great reading sources on this general theme, feel free to send them along. I have about a hundred books on my to-read list, but I could always add a couple more.
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