A social structure based on the dogma of men’s, usually divinely dictated, sovereignty over the Earth.
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A doctrine of male supremacy over all other creatures, which are defined as inferior objects to be controlled and used.
This belief has especial application to human females, who are bridled through behavioural assumptions and principles embedded in familial, social, cultural, religious, political, and economic institutions.
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“Male power is most forceful not as an imposition of will but as a determinant of values.”
– Harriet Blodgett