Patriarchy is Bigger than Donald Trump

Plenary Sessions

Donald Trump is an unlikely gift to those who benefit from patriarchy. His capacity to dominate the international political stage may be diverting us from devoting serious attention to the more routine, less outrageous forms of patriarchal beliefs, values, and relationships shaping today's international politics. Patriarchy is not an ideological abstraction. It is a particular driver of militarization, racial inequities, and globalized investments and labor practices. Feminists started honing the questions to make patriarchy in all its mundane forms visible long before celebrity candidates and masculinized authoritarian leaders strode across the current stage.