What Power Does Patriarchy Actually Have?

It depends on your definition of that word

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In a recent discussion in the comments section of Do We Give Patriarchy More Power Than It Really Has, I was asked how men got primacy and power in the first place since women make up more than half of the population. What I answered was that patriarchy is really a social system built around stratification and hierarchy that is enforced with fear…




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