What Does Patriarchy Look Like?


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What Does Patriarchy Look Like?

  1. 1. What Does Patriarchy LookWhat Does Patriarchy Look Like?Like? Presented By Apostle Dr. LeePresented By Apostle Dr. Lee Ann B. Marino, Ph.D., D.D.Ann B. Marino, Ph.D., D.D.
  2. 2. We all know we live in aWe all know we live in a patriarchal societypatriarchal society
  3. 3. We all know the foundations ofWe all know the foundations of society are based for, by, andsociety are based for, by, and around menaround men
  4. 4. We likewise know that womenWe likewise know that women have been fighting for manyhave been fighting for many years to gain an equal status inyears to gain an equal status in societysociety
  5. 5. We speak much ofWe speak much of patriarchy…patriarchy…
  6. 6. But what does patriarchyBut what does patriarchy look like?look like?
  7. 7. Let us look at examples ofLet us look at examples of history’s “macho men” to findhistory’s “macho men” to find out…out…
  8. 8. THE HINDU CODE OF MANUTHE HINDU CODE OF MANU ““In childhood a woman must beIn childhood a woman must be subject to her father; in youthsubject to her father; in youth to her husband; when herto her husband; when her husband is dead, to her sons.husband is dead, to her sons. A woman must never be freeA woman must never be free from subjugation.”from subjugation.”
  9. 9. ARISTOTLEARISTOTLE ““The female is a female by virtueThe female is a female by virtue of a certain lack of qualities – aof a certain lack of qualities – a natural defectiveness.”natural defectiveness.”
  10. 10. TERTULLIANTERTULLIAN ““Woman is a temple built over aWoman is a temple built over a sewer, the gateway to the devil.sewer, the gateway to the devil. Woman, you are the devil’sWoman, you are the devil’s doorway. You should alwaysdoorway. You should always go in mourning and in rags.”go in mourning and in rags.”
  11. 11. AUGUSTINE OF HIPPOAUGUSTINE OF HIPPO ““Any woman who acts in suchAny woman who acts in such a way that she cannot give birtha way that she cannot give birth to as many children as she isto as many children as she is capable of, makes herself guiltycapable of, makes herself guilty of many murders.”of many murders.”
  12. 12. CONFUCIUSCONFUCIUS ““One hundred women are notOne hundred women are not worth a single testicle.”worth a single testicle.”
  13. 13. JOHN CHRYSOSTOMJOHN CHRYSOSTOM ““Among all savage beasts,Among all savage beasts, none is found so harmful asnone is found so harmful as woman.”woman.”
  14. 14. THE COUNCIL OF MACON,THE COUNCIL OF MACON, 584584 Women were declared to beWomen were declared to be human by one vote accordinghuman by one vote according to an all-male councilto an all-male council
  15. 15. MOHAMMEDMOHAMMED ““Men are superior to women.”Men are superior to women.”
  16. 16. THOMAS AQUINASTHOMAS AQUINAS ““Woman is defective andWoman is defective and accidental…and misbegotten…aaccidental…and misbegotten…a male gone awry…the result ofmale gone awry…the result of some weakness in the (father’s)some weakness in the (father’s) generative power.”generative power.”
  17. 17. MARTIN LUTHERMARTIN LUTHER ““If a woman grows weary and,If a woman grows weary and, at last, dies from child bearing,at last, dies from child bearing, it matters not. Let her die fromit matters not. Let her die from bearing; she is there to do it.”bearing; she is there to do it.”
  18. 18. JOHN KNOXJOHN KNOX ““Woman in her greatestWoman in her greatest perfection was made to serve andperfection was made to serve and obey man, not rule and commandobey man, not rule and command him.”him.”
  19. 19. SAMUEL BUTLERSAMUEL BUTLER ““The souls of women are soThe souls of women are so small that some believe they’vesmall that some believe they’ve none at all.”none at all.”
  20. 20. NAPOLEON BONAPARTENAPOLEON BONAPARTE ““Nature intended women to beNature intended women to be our slaves. They are ourour slaves. They are our property.”property.”
  21. 21. JOSEPH SMITHJOSEPH SMITH ““Accept this doctrineAccept this doctrine [polygamy] and allow me to[polygamy] and allow me to have as many wives as I like,have as many wives as I like, along as they are all virtuousalong as they are all virtuous and pure.” (said to his firstand pure.” (said to his first wife)wife)
  22. 22. BRIGHAM YOUNGBRIGHAM YOUNG ““Take a plural wife or two…sinceTake a plural wife or two…since this is the surest cure for athis is the surest cure for a shrewdish and recalcitrantshrewdish and recalcitrant female.”female.”
  23. 23. ORTHODOX JEWISH MENORTHODOX JEWISH MEN PRAY…PRAY… ““Blessed art thou, O Lord ourBlessed art thou, O Lord our God and king of the universe, thatGod and king of the universe, that thou didst not create me athou didst not create me a woman.”woman.”
  24. 24. OSCAR WILDEOSCAR WILDE ““No woman is a genius; womenNo woman is a genius; women are a decorative sex.”are a decorative sex.”
  25. 25. GROVER CLEVELANDGROVER CLEVELAND ““Sensible and responsibleSensible and responsible women do not want to vote.”women do not want to vote.”
  26. 26. THOMAS EDISONTHOMAS EDISON ““Direct thought is not an attributeDirect thought is not an attribute of femininity. In this, women areof femininity. In this, women are now centuries behind men.”now centuries behind men.”
  27. 27. BRUCE MCCONKIEBRUCE MCCONKIE ““Woman’s primary place is inWoman’s primary place is in the home, where she is to rearthe home, where she is to rear children and abide by thechildren and abide by the righteous council of herrighteous council of her husband.”husband.”
  28. 28. JAMES THURBERJAMES THURBER ““A woman’s place is in theA woman’s place is in the wrong.”wrong.”
  29. 29. JAMES DOBSONJAMES DOBSON ““My observation is that womenMy observation is that women are merely waiting for theirare merely waiting for their husbands to assume leadership.”husbands to assume leadership.”
  30. 30. JERRY FALWELLJERRY FALWELL ““I listen to feminists and all theseI listen to feminists and all these radical gals – most of them areradical gals – most of them are failures. Most of the feministsfailures. Most of the feminists need a man to tell them what timeneed a man to tell them what time of day it is and to lead themof day it is and to lead them home.”home.”
  31. 31. PAT ROBERTSONPAT ROBERTSON ““[Feminism is] a socialist, anti-[Feminism is] a socialist, anti- family, political movement thatfamily, political movement that encourages women to leave theirencourages women to leave their husbands, kill their children,husbands, kill their children, practice witchcraft, destroypractice witchcraft, destroy capitalism, and becomecapitalism, and become lesbians.”lesbians.”
  32. 32. BILL MCCARTNEYBILL MCCARTNEY ““Women readers, submit for theWomen readers, submit for the survival of our culture.”survival of our culture.”
  33. 33. PAT BUCHANANPAT BUCHANAN ““The real liberators of AmericanThe real liberators of American women were not the feministwomen were not the feminist noise-makers, they were thenoise-makers, they were the automobile, the supermarket, theautomobile, the supermarket, the shopping center, the dishwasher,shopping center, the dishwasher, the washer-dryer, the freezer.”the washer-dryer, the freezer.”
  34. 34. POPE BENEDICT XVIPOPE BENEDICT XVI ““[Banning women from the[Banning women from the priesthood] is necessary in orderpriesthood] is necessary in order to protect true doctrine, toto protect true doctrine, to safeguard the communion andsafeguard the communion and unity of the church, and to guideunity of the church, and to guide consciences of the faithful.”consciences of the faithful.”
  35. 35. MAY WE STAND AGAINSTMAY WE STAND AGAINST PATRIARCHY THROUGHPATRIARCHY THROUGH EDUCATION AND INFORMATION.EDUCATION AND INFORMATION. VISITVISIT www.apostolicuniversity.orgwww.apostolicuniversity.org oror www.womenofpowerinternational.netwww.womenofpowerinternational.net TO LEARN MORETO LEARN MORE © 2009 Lee Ann B. Marino. All rights reserved.© 2009 Lee Ann B. Marino. All rights reserved.