Patriarchy, Sexism, and Allyship: A Refresher
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How well can you articulate the idea of patriarchy, and how it operates as an oppressive system? When is the last time you examined your relationships, your workplace, or your home through an anti-sexist lens? Are you critiquing and challenging sexism as strongly as you are critiquing and challenging systems like white supremacy and predatory capitalism?
For those not targeted by patriarchy, your allyship against sexism is critical for disrupting patriarchal systems and internalized male dominance/ misogyny. Patriarchy has and continues to shape modern U.S. society, from our most intimate relationships, to our most public personas, influencing not only how we see and are seen by others, but in how we see ourselves. Understanding patriarchy is also fundamental for productive conversations about women's rights, toxic masculinity, and gender egalitarianism.