I have long believed that the patriocentric culture is both created and propped up by women.  In fact, though men are taking center stage within this movement, I believe that it has not been initiated by them, but rather, the natural patriocentric man is flattered and his ego is stroked by being given the title of “prophet, priest, and king” of his home. Like the men of Stepford, I believe many of them are being manipulated and programmed as a reaction to our post-modern world, willing participants in building a culture of another time when “men were men and women were cherished and lovely.” (If you haven’t watched this whole film, be warned that these last two scenes are a spoiler.  I mainly want you to see segment 13 and through segment 14 and the final shot of Glenn Close.)

I recently came across an interesting blog that is linked to by some women who also adore the patriocentric lifestyle. Reading through it gave me a lot of insight into the methods used on the men in this movement in much the same way that reading Mormon writer Helen Andelin’s book Fascinating Womanhood did.  It has helped me understand why there is such an emphasis placed on phrases like “biblical womanhood” and “a woman’s role” rather than a serving one another, organic, mature fellowship of believers perspective on men and women relationships. Note the phrases like “Geisha” and “Southern woman” and “make him fall in love with me” and “feminine art.” It is all role playing with the desire to manipulate and control the outcome.

I look forward to your thoughts…..


Someone posed a great question to me which has turned into a suggestion and now a new blog thread. She wondered if there was or could be a “best of” quotes from patriocentrists for those who are overwhelmed at the huge amount of information online regarding the patriocentrists. (This blog alone has nearly 21,000 comments, many of which address this issue and it is only one of many commenting on the same topic.)

To that end, I am beginning a new thread on this blog that is for direct quotes only, along with links to the quote in context if online or a few lines surrounding the quote along with a reference if it is not available on line. I believe this idea is a good one. The most effective way to refute wrong teaching is with the real words of real patriocentrists.

Let’s also refrain from discussing those quotes on this thread and instead if you want to discuss them, bring your comments back over to the current running thread on here, listing the quote number you are talking about. I am in the process of going back through all the comments myself and will be posting quotes that fit the criteria. Please feel free to do likewise.

Another note:  I will be removing any attempts to discuss the comments on this thread and if there is an error, please drop me a note and I will correct the original post.  I want to make this as easy as possible for wanderers who want to understand all the uproar over patriocentricity!

Continuing here from thread 7.

Please note I also changed the dates so the new “best of” thread could remain at the top of the page.

Please continue discussion here!

Continuing from thread six…..

We continue our discussion of all thing patriocentric.  If you are new to this blog and are researching the patriarchy movement or any of those who are promoting it within homeschooling circles, there are many back threads given to this topic and, along with the nearly 20,000 comments, much information that will help you sort through the key issues.  Many of the comments also provide links.  Please e-mail the moderator of this forum if you have any questions at shesthatmom@gmail.com

This continues the discussion from the other threads on the same subject.

Carry on.