You’re Being Way Too Patriarchal

At Hampshire College,
in a Critical Approaches to
European History class, one
of my fellow women—we were
not girls—raised her hand and
complained that the class was too
Eurocentric. Was she there
when the Ecumenical
Patriarch of Orthodox Christianity
gave an address on his
patriarchal anniversary speaking of their
patriarchal mission of human rights,
religious freedom and
care of the environment?
We can only hope.


Mary Valle lives in Baltimore and is the author of Cancer Doesn't Give a Shit About Your Stupid Attitude: Reflections on Cancer and Catholicism. She blogs on KtB as The Communicant. For more Mary, check out her blog or follow her on Twitter.