Patriarchy, Leadership and Education
Chapter 1. The legacy of patriarchy
THE LEGACY OF PATRIARCHY
Nothing is more despicable than respect based on fear—Albert Camus
Human experience has been characterized by a history of male domination, control, and violence—in short, a history of patriarchy and power (French, 1985; A. Johnson, 2005). Eisenstein (1999) describes the latter’s parameters as follows:
Power, or the converse—oppression—derives from both sex and class, and this is manifested through both the material and ideological dimensions of patriarchy and capitalism. Oppression is inclusive of exploitation but reflects a more complex reality. It reflects the hierarchical relations of the sexual division of labor and society. (p. 203)
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