• Socio-Political

    Patriarchy and ‘the awakening’

    Patriarchy is a set of belief systems, ideologies, and experiences that together create a worldview. They are tightly held in what I call the normative paradigm of patriarchy. It is a fixed worldview that cannot readily be changed. Those whose minds are regulated by the normative paradigm of patriarchy are responsible for the toxic relationships seen worldwide. That is, in the workplace, home, and community. The paradigm fans the flames for the exploitation of women. The normative paradigm of patriarchy The normative paradigm of patriarchy dates back to a patriarchal belief system in the first century, based on patria potestas.  In this social system power is held by the pater-familias.…