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The Female Face in Patriarchy: Oppression As Culture by Frances Bernard O'Connor, Becky S. Drury

By Frances Bernard O'Connor, Becky S. Drury

The feminine Face in Patriarchy discusses women's complicity in patriarchal dominance and their position in fostering their very own oppression. This paintings, the results of a two-year learn by way of Frances O'Connor and Becky Drury targeting Brazil and the us, examines how and why ladies are members and promoters in their personal oppression within the Roman Catholic Church. utilizing the Church as a version for society ordinarily, the feminine Face in Patriarchy demonstrates how ladies, via centuries of conditioning, became either sufferers and perpetrators in their personal oppression and the way their cooperation with, and submission to, patriarchal dominance has been either wide awake and subconscious. The authors start via asking tricky questions: How does patriarchy deform a woman's soul? How and why does a lady embody patriarchy? What are the ramifications of girl patriarchal habit? Their conclusions are in response to info amassed via thousands of private interviews with girls in parish settings and small groups. major Catholic feminists have been interviewed approximately their theories as to why ladies are co-opted by way of the patriarchal process. The studies of grassroots sisters and different girls have been in comparison with, and used to both corroborate or refute, the assumptions and theories of best American and Brazilian feminists. girls are shaped to hold their heads.

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Page iii The Female Face in Patriarchy Oppression as Culture Frances B. O'Connor Becky S. Drury Michigan State University East Lansing Page iv Copyright © 1999 by Frances B. O'Connor and Becky S. 48-1992 (R 1997) (Permanence of Paper).  Drury. p. cm. Includes bibliographical references and index.  Women in the Catholic ChurchUnited States.  Women in the Catholic ChurchBrazil.  Catholic womenUnited StatesInterviews.  Catholic womenBrazilInterviews.  Drury, Becky S. W65036 1998 282'082dc21 98-41217 CIP Page v This book is dedicated to Elizabeth Cady Stanton (18151902), who believed that the church was the greatest barrier to women's emancipation; and to all those women mentors who are committed to freeing their sisters from the grip of male and female patriarchal behavior in the church.

Augustine, psychologist and professor of religious studies. Ana Flora Anderson, an American theologian who first went to Brazil as a Fulbright Scholar in 1960. For many years she was the only woman theologian in Brazil. Currently a theologian and New Testament Scripture scholar at Catholic University, São Paulo. Maristela Guimaraes Andre, professor of theology and religious sciences at Catholic Pontifical University, and principal of the middle school of Colegio Santa Maria. Nancy Pereira Cardoso, ordained presbitera in the Methodist Church of Rio de Janeiro.

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