Sharing Power Is Possible


January 18, 2018

Thank you for printing the guest column by Rev. Carter Heyward, “Time to Address Patriarchal Power Relations,” on Dec 7. It is very true that the root problem of sexual harassment, abuse and violence is patriarchy, not individual “evil” men. One very important point of the article is that “we are all victims of a patriarchal system that needs to be dismantled – and that it can be.”

Many people do not believe that patriarchy can be dismantled because they erroneously believe that it has always been that way. That is not true. Patriarchy only began about 9,000 - 11,000 years a...

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