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Hi,

This year I did my GCSE English Literature and studied An Inspector Calls and Macbeth which then got me to realise how patriarchy is still evident today- perhaps not everywhere but there are signs of it.

Let me know your opinion on this.

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(Original post by randomuser5678)
Hi,

This year I did my GCSE English Literature and studied An Inspector Calls and Macbeth which then got me to realise how patriarchy is still evident today- perhaps not everywhere but there are signs of it.

Let me know your opinion on this.

Thanks

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Hi,

This year I did my GCSE English Literature and studied An Inspector Calls and Macbeth which then got me to realise how patriarchy is still evident today- perhaps not everywhere but there are signs of it.

Let me know your opinion on this.

Thanks
How is it evident?
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You live in a nation where the heads of the UK, Scottish and Northern Irish governments are all women, including the reigning monarch, so I don't think it's a particularly powerful patriarchy. In fact, the 'patriarchy' in most Western nations would appear to be an exaggerated first world problem at worst, if at all.

Saudi Arabia, on the other hand... Now there's a real patriarchy.
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You live in a nation where the heads of the UK, Scottish and Northern Irish governments are all women, including the reigning monarch, so I don't think it's a particularly powerful patriarchy. In fact, the 'patriarchy' in most Western nations would appear to be an exaggerated first world problem at worst, if at all.

Saudi Arabia, on the other hand... Now there's a real patriarchy.
You've got a point

However, patriarchy is still evident in the UK where the males dominate and are head of the household.
Saudi Arabia thats another issue
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You've got a point

However, patriarchy is still evident in the UK where the males dominate and are head of the household.
Saudi Arabia thats another issue
"are the head of the household"

Yet women will win the majority of custody battles and arguably get more favourable divorce settlements, for what I gather these days will often control the household income, despite the man potentially still earning the majority of it, and judging by how most houses look, also have more say in the decoration and day to day running of the house... So how exactly is a man the head of the household?
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(Original post by Dandaman1)
You live in a nation where the heads of the UK, Scottish and Northern Irish governments are all women, including the reigning monarch, so I don't think it's a particularly powerful patriarchy. In fact, the 'patriarchy' in most Western nations would appear to be an exaggerated first world problem at worst, if at all.

Saudi Arabia, on the other hand... Now there's a real patriarchy.
b-b-but muh wage gap
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We live in a gynocentric society, so no.
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However, patriarchy is still evident in the UK where the males dominate and are head of the household.
What decade do you live in? The 1950s?
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If you're basing your view of modern society on a Shakespearean epic produced c1600 (based on an obscure Scottish king whose myth has thus been *******ised), where the monarch reigned supreme and ordinary people were banned by statute from wearing purple; and a play which is egging on for over 100 years old, where just before its publication the monumental First World War happened, and not long thereafter the earth-shattering Second World War (the repercussions of which we are still facing), which to an extent ripped from the seams any Western institutionalised patriarchy, then you, sir, are deluded!
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LMAO what do you call a country with a female PM and monarch?

A patriarchy.
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LMAO what do you call a country with a female PM and monarch?

A patriarchy.
And pretty much every devolved region being run by a female lol
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(Original post by Dandaman1)
You live in a nation where the heads of the UK, Scottish and Northern Irish governments are all women, including the reigning monarch, so I don't think it's a particularly powerful patriarchy. In fact, the 'patriarchy' in most Western nations would appear to be an exaggerated first world problem at worst, if at all.

Saudi Arabia, on the other hand... Now there's a real patriarchy.
(Original post by randomuser5678)
You've got a point

However, patriarchy is still evident in the UK where the males dominate and are head of the household.
Saudi Arabia thats another issue
Not just Saudi Arabia, many countries in Africa and Asia are arguably patriarchal.

How do males dominate in the UK? I mean, it's not like we have a Queen and a Female PM or whatever. And what about single mothers? Do males dominate in their households??

The UK is not a patriarchy anymore, seriously
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It depends on what level you look at and of course depends on the country.
Just having a female head of state does not entirely change a society. If you think about Thatcher, she was a woman PM, but she did not really change life for women, in fact, she mildly ignored the issue, while in some cases even rejecting the idea that young women should have a career. She was basically a woman surrounded by white men in suits.
I know in 2017 this has changed, we have more women in government and institutions, therefore it's not so much of a patriachy.
If you look at other developed governments, eg the US (not saying the US is on the level of K. of Saudi Arabia) then you have a stronger argument. If you look at countries such as Yemen, you have an even stronger argument.

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I think that in the UK how patriarchal society used to be still affects our culture and the decisions people make today. Like we still view femininity as less than masculinity, and often view women as objects where most of their 'value' is in how they look. In An Inspector Calls and Macbeth, a lot of the plot is driven by the fact that women aren't listened to, and I think that happens a lot today too.
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