Project Unspoken: Patriarchy


Emory University’s “Project Unspoken” is asking tough questions and getting raw and honest answers.

The goal of Project Unspoken is to end the silence surrounding rape, sexual assault and relationship violence. They have been working on a series of videos that ask students and staff questions about rape culture, victim blaming, oppression, gender identity, power struggles, patriarchy and more. The answers are raw. You can sense the difficulty the responders have in answering many of the questions. Still, each response pushes important conversations forward in ways new and unexpected. Below is their recent video on patriarchy. It’s the fifth in the series. Check it out:

Video 1: I am tired of the silence.

Video 2: You’re not just a victim. You’re a survivor.

Video 3: Victim Blaming.

Video 4: Rape Culture.

Note: Project Unspoken is looking for members to join their team. Email ProjectUnspoken(at) to get involved. You can follow them @ProjectUnspoken and here on Facebook.

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About Cameron Conaway

Cameron Conaway is a former MMA fighter, an award-winning poet and the 2014 Emerging Writer-in-Residence at Penn State Altoona. He is the author of Caged: Memoirs of a Cage-Fighting Poet, Bonemeal: Poems, Until You Make the Shore and Malaria, Poems. Conaway is also on the Editorial Board at Slavery Today. Follow him on Google+ and on Twitter: @CameronConaway.


  1. Random_Stranger says:

    “Can you tell me about the one time you were most discouraged to do something or act a certain way, b/c you were not doing what males were supposed to be doing?”

    Yeah, this question is a kind of false equivalency with the kind of gender oppression women experience. True, there are things that men are not supposed to do like wear a dress, play the flute, care for children, ect. but discouragement or imposed non-action is not, in the main, the problem men experience under matriarchy. Instead men are required to act; his measure of value is directly a function of his agency. The problem men face is that the action demanded of him is often completely contradictory to what is in his self-interest or self-preservation. Man as glorious sacrifice is the equal opposite to woman as coveted virgin.

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