Definition of phallocracy in English:
noun (plural phallocracies)
A society or system that is dominated by men and in which the male sex is thought superior.
- It is worth checking out Eva Keuls' work on female ritual resistance to the phallocracy back in Ancient Greece.
- Dealing with the end of the Periclean age, specifically in and around 415 BCE, Keuls charts the 'phallocracy' underlying Athenian society.
- Feminists imply that due to phallocracy rape was never seriously punished before they began to intervene.
- Example sentences
- The convergence of female violence against men and resistance to heterosexuality ‘draws one toward the place where meaning collapses’: this is the phallocratic meaning of woman.
- While this work is critical of a phallocratic system, its reliance on Freudian theory makes it unwillingly complicit in the reproduction of the categories of heterosexuality that are foundational to this system.
- The film virtually absolves Hamlet of his ensuing phallocratic tyranny toward Ophelia, for this tyranny is greatly mitigated by the fact that Ophelia has wounded him in a seemingly arbitrary fashion.
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