Kyriarchy are the structures of domination working together as a network - not just one group dominating another. Its branches include but are not limited to racism, sexism, cissexism, heterosexism, ageism, and ableism.
Latest Activity: Jul 27, 2014
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When I asked for a promotion my colleagues assert that the graduate students are “afraid of me.” This is not reflected in my teaching reviews or conversations with the many great graduate students in the department. It is enough for them to just say this, with no evidence, to deny promotion. They are straight and white. I am not.
Enjoying a family reunion with my husbands family. I am the only one ethnically different - Hispanic. I received a bug bite on my cheek with a significant swelling and redness. My sister-in-law of Swedish decent says, “I’m surprised someone like you with such dark skin is so sensitive. I didn’t think dark skin was as sensitive as light skin.”
While working in groups at school, one of my group members says something along the lines of “Boys are smarter than girls. It’s true.” I tell him that’s sexist, and he says to me “Well you’re sexist!"I am an incredibly bright teenage girl talking to a boy of the same age who is definitely not what you would call a good student.It made me feel oppressed, like no matter what I did people would just ignore it and look down on me.
A coworker complained to my supervisor after I referred to myself as a dyke (my language of choice for my orientation) in the lunch room. I was told that this is unprofessional language by my supervisor.