Patriarchy is universal

Patriarchy is universal

This has reference to CEOJack Dorseys Smash Brahmanical Patriarchy campaign

This has reference to CEO-Jack Dorsey's "Smash Brahmanical Patriarchy" campaign.

The placard had understandably riled up some of us Indians. It was a calculated move to stoke divisiveness, which is what Twitter feeds on. Let’s face it, what gives Twitter the popularity it enjoys is division, clash, even hate.

For the platform to work, it needs engagement - and it gets engagement by stoking outrage. It looks spreading hatred is good business. And Dorsey is nothing but a businessman, who seems to believe that the ends justify the means.

Accept it or not it has to be said that patriarchy is a very egalitarian concept, in the sense that it exists in all societies, religions, cultures and countries without any exception.

Black men are as patriarchal as their white counterparts; American men are as unfair to women as their Indian counterparts, and Brahmins as patriarchal as Kshatriyas, or Dalits, or men who follow Christianity or Islam, or Judaism.

And Dorsey travels the world and interacts with many different kinds of people. He for sure knows that patriarchy is not a regional, communal or sectarian problem. - J S Acharya, Hyderabad

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