use patriarch in a sentence.
Oh, but he's part of the lore and the canon, so even though the sixth patriarch tells you to stare at the moon and not the fingers pointing the moon, on HN there's a lot of finger-worship going on.
The Latin word patria is feminine -- If that is the case,then riddle me this: Why are Kings referred to as patriarchs and Queens referred to as Matriarchs?
You're not supposed to like an ideology that's out to make your social model of a benevolent-patriarch-at-the-helm obsolete.
This would explain Card's unseemly rage at the author of the Ender-as-Hitler essay: she had effectively Godwin'd a revered patriarch of Card's religion.
I strongly disagree that the notion of patriarchy is inherently biased.
In fact, the reason it was called "patriarchy" in the first place was to draw an analogy between men who ruled entire nations and patriarchs who had no influence outside their own family - to treat them as though they shared in and benefitted from the exact same male-dominated power structures in the same ways, ignoring little details like some of them having far more downsides than benefits.
Merging the two ideas: if the government is collecting assets to prevent malinvestment in unworthy heirs after the proven patriarch dies, why shouldn't the government chose to confiscate the wealth of those who they deem to be making bad investments while they are alive?