Reflecting on why this was so, Gaba theorized that it had something to do with "the recent upsurge of populist phallocracy
in recent world politics, to which it's hard not to respond."
Women, as social objects, have been constructed by a society which is predicated on a phallocracy
that marginalises social performance and mimesis, denying the pursuit of power and status to women.
For despite some contemporary fantasies about an Athenian misogynist "phallocracy
" in which women were beaten down and locked away, Athenian girls and women were proud citizens, their honor--as much as their fathers' and brothers'--dependent on the glory of their common city, and on their willingness to sacrifice themselves for her as did the daughters of Erechtheus.
In such a society, women might deeply be chained by local cultural norms which see "phallocracy
" as a moral anchor for good womanhood.
By making interactive communication not only a possibility but a responsibility, Fuller wanted women to shed their masks and to dis-spell the language of phallocracy
1588 MusHa, G., Phallocracy
and gynocratic transgression: gender, state and power in Kenya.
At sixty-something, the old bird's gotten the gimlet eye from just about everybody: It's vulgar, it's the phallocracy
, it's nothing but an empty trophy, it celebrates bourgeois subjectivity, it's a cold-war CIA front, and, well, basically, expression's really embarrassing.
While many feminists hailed the revolution-making results of Masters and Johnson's research into female sexuality, (241) the sex researchers' work also led to a resurgence of phallic fantasizing and renewed insistence upon and reinstitution of sexual phallocracy
over the feminist "dream of [finding] a common language," (242) and sexual interactions involving more mutual pleasure than received under patriarchal arrangements.
The feminine is therefore established on visual light reflections (18) that serve to draw attention away from itself as origin, prioritizing masculine phallocracy
reaffirms a racial homogeneity for the state and ultimately endorses its heteronormativity even as it repudiates phallocracy
Propping up the phallocracy
: A feminist critique of sex therapy and research.