Patriarchy as a Conceptual Trap

1982: Patriarchy as a Conceptual Trap. In the early 1970s, Gray “worked out for herself a feminist critique of our male-dominated culture.”  This book condemns what since the Middle Ages Christian theology has called the Great Chain of Being—the cosmic hierarchy which she finds rooted in the patriarchal “ranking of diversity” which begins with men ranking men above women. Ranking diversity is the conceptual trap.