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Flat White

The woke patriarchy

30 June 2021

7:02 PM

30 June 2021

7:02 PM

The hyperbole of progressive feminism has provided a lot of fodder for conservative commentators.  Just the mention of the “patriarchy” as a ubiquitous evil force is enough to bring spontaneous eye roll to many a political observer. So, in the left and right culture wars, it is fair to ask why a feminist philosopher has been in the direct firing line of the most woke of institutions?  

Melbourne University vice-chancellor Duncan Maskell has released a warning shot in the ongoing culture war surrounding the definition of sex and gender1.

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