Wikipedia defines Patriarchy as:
"Patriarchy is a social system in which the male gender role as the primary authority figure is central to social organization, and where fathers hold authority over women, children, and property. It implies the institutions of male rule and privilege, and entails female subordination.”Is this what we experience in daily life?
No, not at all - and anyone who claims this is - as Phil_in_Utah says "is living a very sheltered existence or has an agenda (usually the latter)." He then goes on to demolish the standard Feminist arguments and ends up with this observation:
Fathers... are one of the biggest crime-stoppers* out there.He then cites this remarkable story from the Animal Kingdom.
A rather interesting study was conducted by zoologists in Hluhluwe-Umofolozi Park in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. They had been discovering disturbing numbers of rhinoceros carcasses all over the park, bearing injuries that were inconsistent with any type of weapon used by human poachers. After investigation, they discovered that the rhinos were being killed by juvenile elephants whose fathers had been killed by poachers. One of the scientists decided that they should remedy the problem by bringing in a group of six elder elephants. The adult elephants arrived, and the moment one of the juveniles tried to brutalize a rhino, his step father picked him up and slammed him onto the ground. Before too long, the rhino killings stopped altogether.
The lesson that can be gleaned from this, and which shows this feminist theory (like pretty much all others) to be a house of cards, is that Patriarchy, at least in the traditional meaning of the word, isn’t the cause of violence. It is the solution to violence. Feminist theory, when put to work on modern societies, makes them nothing short of unlivable. Who knew?Babar taught those same lessons.
*The "Crime-Stopper" programs sprung from a robbery in Alberquerque NM in 1976.