Patriarchy & Capitalism
Denise Comanne, a prominent French feminist/activist wrote, “The oppression of women is very ancient: it existed before capitalism, which is also a system of oppression, but one that is more global in nature. Patriarchy can be defined in simple terms as the oppression and objectification of women by men. In addition to its strictly economic form, this oppression is expressed in many ways, notably through language, kinship relations, stereotypes, religion, and culture. The form oppression takes varies depending on whether you live in the North or the South, or in an urban or rural area. To be a feminist is thus to become aware of this oppression and, having realized that it is a system, to work to destroy it to help bring about the emancipation of women.” Over the centuries women have collectively struggled for their rights. That struggle continues.
Dr. Harriet Fraad is a licensed mental health counselor and hypnotherapist in New York City. She’s been in practice for many years. She received her doctorate degree from Columbia University’s Teachers College and has done postdoctoral work at Yale University Medical School’s Child Study Center.
Marilyn Kimmerling –
I was able to “get”, FINALLY, the connection between capitalism and patriarchy. Dr. Fraud presents in the most accessible way. Brilliant! I’m getting the audio download to share with gratitude.
Malcolm Davidson –
Ann Shapiro –
Stunning presentation and historical reality check which I have successfully avoided for years. I would like to listen again.
Dorothy in MA –
It was excellent, showing how the system does what it does to us in our relationships with each other. Your commentary afterward was just right.
Lyle Graham –
I am going to order the the cd because she has gotten to the heart of the problem and explained some of the solutions.