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A society or system which is dominated by men and in which the male sex is thought superior.
- ‘It is worth checking out Eva Keuls' work on female ritual resistance to the phallocracy back in Ancient Greece.’
- ‘Feminists imply that due to phallocracy rape was never seriously punished before they began to intervene.’
- ‘Dealing with the end of the Periclean age, specifically in and around 415 BCE, Keuls charts the 'phallocracy' underlying Athenian society.’
1970s: from Greek phallos ‘phallus’ + -cracy.
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