Did fear of women's power spark the rise of the patriarchy?
Motherhood is the result of a powerful ability: the power to give life. Could that be one of the foundations of patriarchy? Did the oppression of women throughout history stem, among other things, from the fear this power arouses among men?
It is hard to find many Israeli women today who, after giving birth, return to their careers without pangs of conscience while their husbands take on the job of child care. This is despite the idea that the maternal instinct, in whose existence many of us believe, is a relatively new concept that was born about two centuries ago.
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