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The Unraveling Knot The complexity of patriarchy as a  system Afraid of taking actions Patriarchy appears to be stable ...
Major Characteristics Sexist Ideology Principals of control and domination Denial that exist Blame and Guilt
Myth #1“Its always been this way   and it always will be”
Characteristics of Myth #1 This will stay the same Everything is in process all the time Stability based on human choic...
Myth #2The myth of No effect and Gandhi’s Paradox
Characteristics Complex issues Long term changes are made collectively  “tree metaphor” Understanding your influence I...
Taking Action   Acknowledge patriarchy exists     Understand how it works and our participation   Speak out and gather ...
Unraveling the Gender Knot - Group 5
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Unraveling the Gender Knot - Group 5

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Unraveling the Gender Knot - Group 5

  1. 1. The Unraveling Knot The complexity of patriarchy as a system Afraid of taking actions Patriarchy appears to be stable and unchangeable but in reality it isn’t.
  2. 2. Major Characteristics Sexist Ideology Principals of control and domination Denial that exist Blame and Guilt
  3. 3. Myth #1“Its always been this way and it always will be”
  4. 4. Characteristics of Myth #1 This will stay the same Everything is in process all the time Stability based on human choice and creativity Feminist movement has brought about much change Change is inevitable Society is fluid
  5. 5. Myth #2The myth of No effect and Gandhi’s Paradox
  6. 6. Characteristics Complex issues Long term changes are made collectively “tree metaphor” Understanding your influence Individuals turn into groups  More people the better the change
  7. 7. Taking Action Acknowledge patriarchy exists  Understand how it works and our participation Speak out and gather support Question the system Be an example to promote change Dare to make people feel uncomfortable Opposing other principals of domination and control  Racism  Discrimination

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