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Welcome to Breaking Down Patriarchy! We study the system of patriarchy by reading and discussing historical texts in a smart, yet accessible way. Each episode provides the type of history lesson you might find in a college course or study group and provides powerful takeaways that relate to real life. Next time you find yourself flummoxed in a thorny conversation about gendered power dynamics, you are guaranteed to have factual arguments and compelling quotes at the ready!

Patriarchy impacts all people, regardless of gender, all over the world. This unjust construct (defined by the dictionary as “a system of society or government in which men hold the power and women are largely excluded from it”) has caused inestimable harm throughout the centuries… and yet we learn almost nothing about it in school. Deconstructing patriarchy in our minds, our relationships, and our communities benefits everyone.

We envision a world in which all human beings are able to flourish and to reach their unique potential. We strive to include as many voices as possible, and our work is intersectional and inclusive. We are also firmly committed to the well-being of boys and men, and we enthusiastically and gratefully enlist the help of our non-female allies in creating an egalitarian world where everyone can thrive.