The opening paragraph of the Wikipedia article, “Patriarchy“:
Patriarchy is the structuring of society on the basis of family units, where fathers have primary responsibility for the welfare of, hence authority over, their families. The concept of patriarchy is often used, by extension (in anthropology and feminism, for example), to refer to the expectation that men take primary responsibility for the welfare of the community as a whole, acting as representatives via public office.
Critique. *flaps hand imperiously*
Categories: gender & feminism