WHO’S YOUR DADDY?
Making sense of patriarchy’s long shadow
The Deepening Darkness:
Patriarchy, Resistance, and Democracy's Future
by Carol Gilligan and David A. J. Richards
Cambridge University Press
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The word patriarchy is often fodder for crude caricature in today’s debates about gender politics. On the one hand, it furnishes a ready touchstone for feminist academics—an all-purpose indictment of gender injustices, past and present—as any glance across women’s-studies sections in academic-press catalogues will quickly confirm. On the other, it serves as a no-less-convenient rhetorical cudgel for antifeminist