Example sentences for: patriarchal

How can you use “patriarchal” in a sentence? Here are some example sentences to help you improve your vocabulary:

  • Walker makes History painting, that musty patriarchal fossil, seem like the most seditious and vital new idea of the 21 st century.

  • Some theorists describe women's relation to language as primarily a product of patriarchal oppression; others, usually acknowledging oppression, focus on women's strengths.

  • This kind of picture has one of two thrusts: It either sides with the suffocated housewife who, like Ibsen's Nora, strives to break free of a repressive patriarchal hold, or it demonizes a culture that tempts men and women to put their own gratification before their responsibilities as parents.

  • According to the catalog, Simpson's pictures of women staring blankly underscore that they are "unheard in a racist, patriarchal society."

  • "Most of his art expresses a clear moral point of view," writes Peter Sutton, director of the Wadsworth Atheneum and the world's leading authority on de Hooch, "above all of the values of patriarchal Dutch society and their celebration of domestic virtue."


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