Undoing Patriarchy

Max Sather
Nov 5, 2017 · 6 min read
August Public — May 2017

“The sacred masculine is embodied, encouraging, and honors the humanity of all beings, places and things. The sacred masculine is a dynamic energy that is fearless, honest, loving, generous, and relaxed — prioritizing love and the practice of love. Its true strength is revealed in connection with community rather than in the loneliness of domination; in closeness and comradeship rather than callousness and competition. It supports and protects the still nature of the Earth and radical self-care offered by the sacred feminine.”

Compare this to Bell Hooks’ definition of Patriarchy:

“Patriarchy is a political-social system that insists that males are inherently dominating, superior to everything and everyone deemed weak, especially females, and endowed with the right to dominate and rule over the weak and to maintain that dominance through various forms of psychological terrorism and violence.”

So in our first session we had conversation about patriarchy and the “sacred masculine”, and laying a foundation of shared basic knowledge and language to help us begin the work of undoing patriarchy.

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Thanks to Mike Arauz.

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