Patriarchy, evolution, etc.

Ronald Kephart (rkephart@OSPREY.UNF.EDU)
Thu, 14 Mar 1996 12:58:55 -0500

I'm not sure who it was that stated in a recent post that patriarchy means "rule
by older men." The definitions I have seen say nothing about age; they refer
only to rule or dominance by males. I don't see how anyone could examine US
culture and society and come to any conclusion other than that we do, in fact,
live in a patriarchal society (to the extent that the US is "a society" which is
another interesting question!).

For your info, the Florida Times-Union printed my evolution letter this morning,
exactly as I shared it with y'all last week. During the last week they have
printed two other letters in a similar vein, and three or maybe four in favor of
the creationists (I guess I'll make an exact count over the weekend).

Ronald Kephart
Dept of Language & Literature
University of North Florida
Jacksonville, FL USA 32224-2645
Phone: (904) 646-2580