Spotlighting: The Trouble with Chicken Patriarchy
My summary in a nutshell:
Patriarchy (wives "submit" to husbands) + Egalitarianism ("husbands and wives are equal partners") = PATRIARCHAIC.
Patriarchy: "a form of social organization in which the father is the supreme authority in the family, clan, or tribe and descent is reckoned in the male line, with the children belonging to the father's clan or tribe."
Egalitarian: "asserting, resulting from, or characterized by belief in the equality of all people, esp. in political, economic, or social life."
Archaic: "marked by the characteristics of an earlier period; antiquated"
Yes, I'm channeling my inner feminist. And yes, I think some change is called for.