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Patriarchy to Fratriarchy?

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EBearhug Thu 06-Nov-14 23:21:15

It makes sense to me. Nothing new about it, old school tie and all that.

I've somewhere got links to a couple of articles on the rise of the Brogrammer. (Oh yes, I have a STEM article for every occasion!)
The Rise of the Brogrammer
Death to the Brogrammer
Certainly there are in-jokes and in-culture (TV series, films, computer games, etc) in IT, and women who work in any male-dominated industry tend to develop a thick skin.

I intend to be thinking more coherently tomorrow, when I will have had more sleep.

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EBearhug Fri 07-Nov-14 19:54:23

Yes, I do agree with all that.

Hazchem Sat 08-Nov-14 08:31:48

The only thing I know about patriarchy and fraternity is the Germaine Greer quote from the Universal mother album
"I do think that women could make politics irrelevant.
By as a kind of spontaneous cooperative action,
the like of which we have never seen.
Which is so far from people's ideas of state structure
and vital social structure that seems to them like total anarchy.
And what it really is is very subtle forms of interrellation
which do not follow sort of hierachical pattern which is
fundamentally patriarchal.
The opposite to patriarchy is not matriarchy but fraternity.
And I think it's women who are going to have to
break this spiral of power
and find the trick of cooperation"

I love the quote but have always wondered why she didn't use a word to mean sisterhood rather then brotherhood.

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