The following Letter To The editor of Reynolds Newspaper in 1896 provides a snapshot of inequity before the law. Has anything changed? Well no, it hasn’t.
Is Valentine’s a gynocentric farce or is it a necessary way for men to practice chivalry toward women? Marc Rudov debates the question with feminist Tanya Acker. Guess whose side we’re on?
The sex-relations model of gynocentric culture sees men placing their lives in the service of women, and despite occasional hand-wringing about a decline in chivalric service to women, the practice appears to be alive and well. Peter Wright offers some historical background on the origins of male servitude.
That we live in a gynocentric culture is not rationally disputable to anyone who looks around with open eyes. Many thinkers believe this elevation of women, and the rampant male disposability that goes with it, has been central to the human race for millions of years. But does history bear that interpretation up?