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Re: Shakespearean Daughters and Patriarchy
Shakespeare Electronic Conference, Vol. 4, No. 971.  Friday, 24 December 1993.
 
(1)     From:   Joanne Merriam <
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        Date:   Thursday, 23 Dec 1993 23:22:19 -0400
        Subj:   Re: SHK 4.0968  Re: Shakespearean Daughters
 
(2)     From:   Bernice W. Kliman <KLIMANB@SNYFARVA.BITNET>
        Date:   Friday, 24 Dec 1993 00:07 EDT
        Subj:   Re: SHK 4.0963  Re: Shakespearean Daughters
 
 
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From:           Joanne Merriam <
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Date:           Thursday, 23 Dec 1993 23:22:19 -0400
Subject: 4.0968  Re: Shakespearean Daughters
Comment:        Re: SHK 4.0968  Re: Shakespearean Daughters
 
I have a difficult time accepting the word "patriarchy" as well, though I
use it, because it is used a little more loosely than I'd like. But it is
absolutely an error to say all cultures have been patriarchies. Most
pre-Christian northern cultures, for example, have been matriarchies (that's
what a culture ruled by women is called)... and if you check out the social
structure of native North American cultures, many were elder-archies, to
coin a phrase... gender wasn't usually an issue.
 
 My $0.02 worth. Joanne Merriam
 
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From:           Bernice W. Kliman <KLIMANB@SNYFARVA.BITNET>
Date:           Friday, 24 Dec 1993 00:07 EDT
Subject: 4.0963  Re: Shakespearean Daughters
Comment:        Re: SHK 4.0963  Re: Shakespearean Daughters
 
It would be interesting to see if the word "old" is ever attached to the
name of a mother in Sh: Can you imagine "old Gertrude"? "old Paulina"? "old
Hermione"?  Even though the latter is referred to as being old, no one
would address her with that epithet.  It seems something that would be
reserved for a man.  But what do I know?
 
Happy New Year all.
Bernice W. Kliman
 

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