androcracy


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androcracy

the domination of society and politics by males. — androcratic, adj.
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Finding late capitalism marked by ecological unsustainability along with domination and exploitation, she argues that capitalismAEs wrong turn has brought us feudalism, fascism, imperialism, and patriarchy (renamed androcracy).
But as Remy remarks, "it is unfortunate that a term which signifies a particular form of a phenomenon should come to designate the phenomenon in toto!' (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') ..." (29) Fratriarchies are fraternal interest groups whose masculine practices serve to construct and reconstruct masculine hegemony.
Hartberger summarizes her studies on Goll's poem with the conclusion that his Noemi appears as "the ultimate Jewess, the female critic of a failed androcracy" (95).
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.