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This is Previous-Essay <== This-Essay ==> Following-Essay Click HERE on this line to find essays via Your-Key-Words. {Most frequent wordstarts of each essay will be put here.} ========================================================== %ELEMENT SOCIAL CULTURAL STRUCTURE ORDER CONTEXT 910419 Each society is characterized by elements which generate its particular kind of order; the kind of structure which orders the daily assumptions, thoughts, attitudes, behaviors and responses of members of the society. One of the common elements is the assumption that it is appropriate for males to exercise more overt control and power than it is appropriate for females to exercise. This assumption leads to thoughts, attitudes, behaviors and responses which perpetuate patriarchal cultures, the denial of justice to females and children whom they care for, dishonesty about such injustice, and the loss of creativity and insights which females and children might offer. Another common element is the assumption by many people that objective knowledge is more trust-worthy than is reflexive knowledge. This assumption leads to the dominance in some cultures of scientists and technocrats, and to dishonesty about the tragic consequences of the celebration and worship of technology; without giving due consideration to the occasions of alienation, misunderstanding and personal ignorance which are caused by the celebration and worship of technology. In many societies a common element is ignorance regarding, and embarrassment pertaining to, healthy sexuality. Sexuality is regarded as an aspect of life which must be controlled by rules, regulations, moral injunctions and ethical systems; which are in turn under the control of patriarchal males, and codependent females who support patriarchal males. This element encourages ignorance, embarrassment and silence regarding sexuality. It discourages honesty, openness and wisdom regarding real human sexuality; preferring abstract and theoretical discussions in which there is a preoccupation with control. Societies which are dominated by this element have many affectively frustrated and violent members who cannot be open and honest about themselves and their personal relationships. Societies which are preoccupied with issues pertaining to control are characterized by collusive games of mutual self deception which members deny exist; according to the tacit rules of the games which they may not quit playing, under the hidden rules of the games. Such societies disintegrate because they lack personal and communal integrity. (c) 2005 by Paul A. Smith in (On Being Yourself, Whole and Healthy) ==========================================================