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The Logic of Power Differentials: Heirarchy and Dialogue — 4 Comments

  1. So enlightening. I grew up in a Master/Slave home, where my mother who was very nurturing, the main disciplinarian, and a dialogued with me. My dad was a passive/ aggressive master, in that he joked and teased to control me. I believe it scared him, when as a boy and I cried for whatever reason, would attempt to change my feelings and attitude. In his way, he was showing me show how a man should be or act, but there was no dialogue, he would tease me into anger and make light of my feelings in that moment. I never trusted him completely as a result. I learned that crying for a boy was a bad thing, that getting angry instead was to show masculinity. I’ve carried that with me throughout my adult life in work, in marriage, and in other relationships where I denied myself dialogue to “go along to get along”, which generally resulted in the empty feeling of unworthiness that ultimately lead to outward anger and self defense where my Master Talk became a justifiable answer for me to force my point of view after the fact. I find now in my 63 years of life that dialogue and respectful communication is the best way toward solution. Great paper!

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