Patriarchy

Patriarchy is a system that oppresses, exploits and commodifies women (their bodies, lives and sexuality), and women’s work (formal and informal, overwork as well as the type of work and working conditions); and deprives them of access to common goods (resources, water, land, environmental protection, and food sovereignty). Patriarchy is also engrained in many traditions and norms, which are often used to maintain this hierarchy and power.


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