The Theme Of Matriarchy In Sou

"We will never understand the psychology of either women or men as long as we fail to acknowledge that a state of war has existed between the sexes for approximately six thousand years. This war is a guerrilla war. Six thousand years ago the patriarchy triumphed over women and society became organized on the basis of male domination. Women became the property of men and were obliged to be grateful to them for every concession. But there cannot be domination of one social class, nation, or sex over the other that does not lead to subliminal rebelliousness, rage, hatred, and desire for revenge in those who are oppressed and exploited." This statement was made by Erich Fromm in and ...

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exclusive domain of men."
This means that women are not "being emancipated as human beings" and the war would then continue and produce a great deal of hatred on both sides. Each group hates the other and fears the attacks of each other. "Even though men pretend otherwise, they nonetheless do fear women."
In "Everyday Use," this thinking is put to the test because Mrs. Johnson manages quite well without a man and seems more at peace with herself. Yet Mrs. Johnson exist in the story as a foil for her daughter Dee, who like other women suffers from misplaced loyalties or perhaps more accurately misplaced priorities. Dee remains blind of the life she lives as a
modern young black woman. She makes the mistake of believing that one's heritage is something that one puts on display if and when they feel like. For instance the name Wangero Leewanika Kemanjo, is one put on to replace the one passed down to her through generations of Johnson women.
Walker also portrays the ...

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