Dissecting Patriarchy

Brain food.

Share Your Articles

Patri-Father. Archy-Rule. Patriarchy-Father Rule.

Language can reveal hidden truths. Being a writer, naturally I’m in love with words. I like to take them apart, get down to their deepest roots. It’s why I only use old dictionaries when I write. They are rich with information about words. New dictionaries are censored. My MacBook Pro dictionary has the word God, but doesn’t have Goddess. It doesn’t have the word patriarchy (it’s a Big Secret) but it does have the word patriarch. But no matriarch. Those who control the symbols of language, control human consciousness too.

Let’s look at the word hierarchy, a win-lose-power-over system that defines the patriarchal structure. My 1900 Webster’s International Dictionary says its root meaning is: sacred, holy, government by priests or other clergy, an obvious reference to the Church, a major strong-arm of patriarchal power and control. It seems reasonable to assume…

View original post 209 more words


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s