PATRIARCHY FACING ITSELF A STRUCTURAL PARADIGM
Patriarchy it could be said is a vey inconvenient truth that suits how things have been but not how things can be/are in the Women’s Century. At last patriarchy is having to face itself for its attitudes of entitlement to rule women’s walking /working and living in the world. patriarchy
Patriarchal behaviour is a structural paradigm that has scarred humanity, and the scars are deep. 18 years into the women’s century consciousness. raising is on the move.
THE WOMENS CENTURY IT’S TIME TO CHANGE
The metoo movement campaign has created a ground swell of bravery by women world-wide to name and shame, men who know no better. Or at worst expect to have ‘their way’.as has been the case for many centuries It could be said that patriarchy is a self-proclaimed entitlement to control the other.
Patriarchy is no longer a viable option that dictates how the world must operate! It has for far too long accommodated the well known term ‘I wear the pants” a well known phrase, from the past, that kept women ‘apparently’ in “heir place’, a one dimensional picture of her postion in a patriarchal setting .An insidious linear belief that essentially perpetuated a culture shaped by a mythology of patriachal control.
Ironically men will use the term mentioned above, against men if they sense he is with a strong self determining woman..A product of this attitude, often times come hand in hand with mysoginy a behaviour, that has never been acceptable yet shockingly pervasive at every level of society.Below is indeed one of the great speeches thus far in the 21st century to set the record straight on where we now stand on the issues of mysoginy!
METOO IS A COMPLEX MULTI LAYERED ISSUE
It could be said all women have been confronted with a metoomvmt.org experience, and never just once. It is very much a multi layered issue, that can escalate into the most vulgar and violent abuses, that we are all very much aware of now! I will not add links to outed men on this site but we all know who they are whether personal or professional.
METOO IDENTIFIERS THE SPECRUM OF BEHAVIOURS
The spectrum will include being talked over, bullied patronised, the threat of violence silencing, blaming controlling, denial of finances humiliation etc..
CRUDE CRUEL AND A CRIME
The escalation of this behaviour is well documented and being shamed for what it is right now as, women step up and affirm NO MEANS NO!
METOO shines a bright light that the time are a changing and for the better of humanity not just women.
WELL MEANING CLUELESS MEN
Predictably men stepped out to give their version of events and responses to women voicing their truth..Many men feigning disbelief and worse coming up with their solution to the issue! The Matt Damon’ interview, highlights his sense of enttilement . What stands out In particular is the remarkable patronising and very confused nature of his thoughts on the issue.
Such interviews cut, to the irony and core of the issue for women and their rights to speak up and not be gagged! It’s a tricky continuum really who owns the problem and how do we create the changes together.
SEEING HEARING LISTENING AND KNOWING
One of the issues that speaks volumes, is neither of these men in this interview, ‘did not see anything’ and therein lies the problem. The mere fact HW was known as “tough a bully a dog,’ yet Matt, did not feel compelled to consider the gravity of how those traits may have affected, how a woman may feel approaching such a character. It may well speak, to his lack of insight in what is to be a girl in a patriarchal society.
HUSH MONEY AND MENS LIES
He goes on to say they (men) had to grit their teeth and pay for confidentially agreements. and would defend himself if it happened to him. Matt knowing about confidentially agreements speaks to exactly how complicit he could be perceived to be and how acceptable ‘man made ‘confidentially agreements have been to control women
SILENCING WOMEN AND ECONOMIC INDEPENDENCE
Hmm a culture of men paying to hide their disgraceful behaviour. Losing their jobs due to their disgraceful behaviour is one thing, women are losing their dignity and a right to live a life where they are respected and valued as equals is clearly not part of the patriarchal movie!
Economic independence is a right all should have, nobody should be used for temporary pleasure and power plays. NO one should have the threat of S…l assault imposed on them as tools of economic control. The slave trade is still alive and flourishing! METOO cuts across the whole spectrum of how women are valued in the world.
Some would say the #meto campaign is some sort of beat up on Social Media that has mysteriously just appeared, well that is not the case it i could be said it is been evolving and rising up for 2000 years.
Don’t ask what women’s voices have done too one ask what one is doing for women’s voices in the women’s century