androcracy


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androcracy

the domination of society and politics by males. — androcratic, adj.
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28) Remy thus proceeds to refine the definitions: "from a gender-political point of view, the current social order may be characterized as androcracy, or 'rule by men', and that this system takes two forms: patriarchy ('rule of the fathers'), and fratriarchy ('rule of the brother[hood]s') .
Remy, "Patriarchy and Fratriarchy as Forms of Androcracy," in Men, Masculinities, and Social Theory.
For women to be at home in Christianity, they suspend belief that it is androcracy that dominates them and not the will of God or their own special innate sinfulness arising out of being women.