Millipede: Part 40 The End

the end

by MillipedeAs I related in my earlier posts, my family was indispensable when I made the decision to leave my husband. So I say again; if you are on good terms with you family, keep them that way despite any … [Read more...]

Millipede Part 39 How Did I Get Here? Part 10

prepared

by MillipedeA caveat...Physical preparations may be hard due to present mindset (believing to some degree in Patriarchy) and the patriarch's control over you life. Some women are extremely isolated, broke and under a very watchful eye. Others live … [Read more...]

Millipede: Part 38 How Did I Get Here? Part 9

escapingevil

by MillipedeHow Did I get here ....It comes down to this:  patriarchy is as much about selling false hopes to women as it is about anything else. We are told that it is something to be embraced as part of God's Will, we are told that it is a cure … [Read more...]

Millipede Part 37 How Did I Get Here? Part 8

perfect-wife-cartoon

by MillipedeShe notices little things at first. She notices how husbands relate to their wives in public settings. Compared to "worldly" husbands, patriarchal husbands to be quite frank seem rude or even mean to their wives. In fact, they think nothing of rebuking their wives in front of other people.Unlike couples in the outside … [Read more...]

Millipede: Part 36 How Did I Get Here? Part 7

turning

by MillipedeThe World. It's been a while now; now that she's turned away from it.The woman still sees her family, friends from times past, but there's an invisible line now. They are not followers of the Bible although some profess to be. Even if they are by in large, good people, they are lost or at best … [Read more...]

Millipede Part 35 How Did I Get Here? Part 6

Key-to-the-kingdom

by MillipedeHaving been given the proverbial Keys to the Kingdom, the woman is sure to be guided to the company of fellow believers. Patriarchy being a His and Hers World, a woman finds herself most often in the company of other women. These are women who are believers in Patriarchy and all to … [Read more...]

Millipede – Part 34 How Did I Get Here Part 5

trap

by MillipedeThe woman traveling the road to Patriarchy has a large pit in front of her. She doesn't know it, although at this point in the game, she is starting to get little hints of the not so nice side of patriarchy. She's finding out that she must give up rights, a few here and there, but as she "grows in the Faith" she learns that it is just the start. there is a long list of rights and expectations … [Read more...]

Millipede Part 33 How Did I Get Here? Part 4

sweettrap

by MillipedeI think that a lot of women traveled the gradual route. It is the sweetest way into the trap.In my case I can say that one of the bigger issues lies within the sociopolitical cosmos itself. For example, feminism exists in alliance with other causes such as affirmative action and gun control. A similar linkage of various views occurs on the right.In my case while I believed that women should have basic equal rights as men I held other views that were verboten in the Liberal/Progressive circle in which I was raised and schooled. This led me to search elsewhere.Even then, I could have stayed out of Patriarchy. However, it was the reawakening interest in the Bible and … [Read more...]

Millipede Part 32 How Did I Get Here? Part 3

howdidIget here

by MillipedeIn my case, the path started when I became involved in various "patriot" groups.Ironically, I was at first very careful to weed out the chauvinists and the misogynists. How women were viewed and treated was a make or break issue with me. My husband at the time was like most "average" guys meaning that he believed(or claimed to) gender equality to some degree. As in my previous experience, it was a mixed bag, some people were great, but sure enough we ran into a few rabid patriarchs. I remember one man, a preacher saying that women who were serving in the army ought to be ashamed of themselves and should instead, be at home changing diapers. Afterwords, my husband and I … [Read more...]

Millipede Part 31 – How Did I Get Here Part 2

endoftheroad

by MillipedeThe path to Patriarchy is often a convoluted one. Embracing of Patriarchal beliefs is usually not the original intent, but is often the "byproduct" of one's attempt to embrace a particular religion and/ or ideology.This is important to remember, few women are quick to jump on a bandwagon which promotes a society in which women have few or no rights. However, finding themselves presented with a series of agreeable answers to various concerns will act as a compass which eventually leads the seeker to a particular brand of patriarchy.In more down to earth terms, proponents of patriarchy know they have a tough sell. After all, what woman in their right of mind is going to … [Read more...]


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