One things that's really caught my eye in recent years is the feminist movement: probably one of the most misinterpreted ideas in modern society. Perhaps it is best observed from this man's opinion: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V_jKNxM65Nw
Of course, what he thinks also reflects the majority of American's thoughts.
But what he doesn't know is that MOST of the things he talks about are things feminists are ALSO fighting to counter-act.
For example: "Why can only a guy ask out a girl?"
This IS a feminist point, but he seems to think that it's something feminists ignore.
Similarly, he seems to think that all feminists are women. That's a chauvinist statement in and of itself!
Feminism is deeply rooted in psychology, because it plays on the subconscious norms that most people blindly swallow. Take, for example, the power-house Disney. It's chauvinistic agenda with its Princess movies and its affects on children are earth-shattering.
Of course, to be fair, not ALL Disney movies are this way. In terms of the feminist movement, basically all the Disney Princess movies fall prey to this principle.
But other movies, such as Pirates of the Caribbean or My Neighbor Totoro ,don't apply as much to this principle.
As a patriarchal society, we must be careful to observe who we are discriminating against, and to what degree.
The evidence for the negative psychological effects in a suppressive patriarchy are self-evident:
Feminist literary criticism