This diagram is to show how the ‘homosociality’ of men excludes my mum.
My brother is represented as ‘P’ here, and he will be called PB-Pete in the upcoming book.
This is obviously a very simplified drawing. There are supposedly ‘feminine’ traits that my brother and I have picked up from our mum. She has taught us to care about people, and not to leave the down-trodden behind.
I’m only just starting to unpick the way patriarchal socialisation has caused me to overlook my mother’s extremely high and yet invisible contribution to my psyche.
(Note: the lack of Photoshop on this laptop means I have to use MS Paint hahah, it kinda gives these diagrams a ~retro feel~).