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Lecture 12

Lecture 12 Paternalism/ Patriarchy 1. The model of patriarchy 2. Social changes and the persistence of patriarchy a. Maternal feminism b. Early liberal feminism

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York University
Social Science
SOSC 1910
Dorathy Moore

Paternalism PatriarchySOSC1210 Feb 24 101 The model of patriarchy 2 Social changes and the persistence of patriarchy a Maternal feminism b Early liberal feminismCase lawRacism series o Philips case principle how we deracialize an issue o RDSSparks case of the black judge the court tried to come to grips with the context of young black men being stopped by a white police officer judge contextualized it Gays and Lesbians revolve don 2 principles1 Establishing grounds for discrimination in HR codes fed and provincial MossopVriend 2 The charter how things were read in analogousEgan Feminists fight for social equality of women and men Model of Paternalism Patriarchy similar to colonialism1 Invalidation myth weaker sex emotional irrational less intelligent 2 Inferiorized attribute sex 3 Invalidation ideology sexism 4 Majority policy regulation to the private sphere gender role subordination master servant relationshipobedience required might right 5 Outcome created dependency on males or the state collective disadvantage systemic inequalityJust as there is an ethnoracial hierarchy There is also a patriarchal hierarchyJust as there is nothing inherently inferior in racialized populations though they are inferiorized the same applies to women Model is based on assumed differences btwn the sexesHistorically males are assumed to be superior based on the notion that might is right Women were believed to be the weaker sex as a result innately inferior in every way including intellectually One of the invalidation myths women are naturally inferior Wide spread believe has resulted in Gender Subordinationin its origins the patriarchy of women I si along master servants linescase in which systemic discrimination is a large problem structured into the social systemnot just our customs but the law as well historically women and children were considered to be under the protection of malesin the case of adult women unmarried they were under the protection of their father they were taken care of bc they were assumed to take care of themselvesas long as the obeyed masters they were treated in a kindly waymodel that is based on the authority of males over women and children and the authority based on the assumption that men are the super ordinate of the species dn thus have the right to run the social systemfor women and female children this is a permanent conditionmen had the right to total authority to govern establish the rules historically women considered to be property had no rights to property no voting rights were not considered persons subject to the discipline of the male figure The Persons case The Rule of thumb man had right to disciple wives so long as it was not bigger than his thumbSocial ChangesOvertime the economic base of society has changed big increase in wage work with industrial revolution and many of the family worked including children Movement in England Over time legislation to protect women and children against harsh working conditions Resulted in mandatory schooling for children and the attempt to keep women out of the labour forceThis is the beginning of Maternal Feminism
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