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  • adj. Relating to kyriarchy.


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  • As someone involved in the movement for social justice – acting against the many-headed hydra of oppression in a kyriarchal culture – it has thus been my personal experience that friendship and the values that underlie it are the only real best way to create effective, lasting social change.

    friends and allies. « Love | Peace | Ohana

  • And as the history of kyriarchal successes go: women once again turn on each other, disciplining each other's behaviour and creating wide rifts across which solidarity really isn't possible.

    Archive 2009-08-01

  • What came first, me liking to be spanked or kyriarchal norms teaching me that sexually fulfilled women should be disciplined?

    Archive 2009-08-01

  • I'm not sure whether Ms. Lorenzana identifies as a woman of colour, but I can't help but assert that it'd be foolish to imagine her externally-apparent ethnicity didn't play a part in this: bodies perceived as being of colour are incessantly hypersexualized in the kyriarchal culture, in particular those marginalized bodies which are viewed as most conforming to the white beauty standard, while retaining enough of their colour to be exoticizable.


  • I feel obliged to point out that there's no objective reason to solve the "problem (s)" of atypical genitals, bi - or homosexuality, women who are single and/or childless by choice, or in some other way deviate from the kyriarchal narratives of what "normal womanhood" should look like.


  • Why do you feel it’s just as important for men engaging with feminism to consider multiple forms privilege in a kyriarchal lens rather than a patriarchal lens?

    Archive 2009-05-01

  • (stereotypical male in particular, kyriarchal in general) derives more from insecurity and resentment than the stereotypical spoon-in-your-mouth aristocratic sense of "the peasants are revolting."

    Figleaf's Real Adult Sex - Confessions of a libertine prude / grumblings of a prudish libertine


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