Continuing from the previous episode of the show, I discuss the story My Spiritual Awakening. Though the story focuses a lot on how I came to become a Unitarian Universalist, I focus my discussion on my experience with my crush, Yolanda.
I discuss how I handled the situation in general (what I did well, what I should not have done), how men are shamed for feeling sexual desire, how we teach men that being chauvinist is acceptable, and that women do not all have the same interests simply because they are women.
At the top of the show, I talk more about "patriarchy." What it is, and how it came to be. Ultimately, it comes down to how we develop a preference or interest in anything. We are brought up a certain way, which leads us to develop a certain fondness and nostalgia for things from our childhood. Patriarchy does not significantly benefit any group of people, and yet, we don't like the idea of changing it because it is all we've ever known.
What is your opinion on patriarchy? What do you feel the term refers to, and how does it manifest in the world we live in? Send me your thoughts!
- December 20, 2015