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Literature: The Rise and Fall of the Patriarchy

Literature: The Rise and Fall of the Patriarchy

By Abha Maryada Banerjee (www.abhamb.com)Author: NUCLEUS: POWER WOMEN LEAD FROM THE COREASEAN LITERARY FESTIVAL 2015 (www.aseanliteraryfestival.com)“Nothing vast enters the life of mortals without a curse.” SophoclesLiteracy is revered for its innumerable benefits. But there was a cost and the price was paid in the birth of patriarchy and gender dynamics. The invention of the alphabet tilted the balance of power towards the masculine-a shift that took place eons ago, evidenced even today. Learning alphabets, needed left brain understanding and changed the brains actual structure in remembering sequence and structure. Men learned first and left-brain thinking was reinforced. Right brain, whe

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