Patriarchy and Invisibility: An Asian American Woman’s Silencing

Racism exists within North America, but we must not forget that patriarchy is deeply embedded within the Asian and Asian American culture. Patriarchy has such deep roots that the editors of this Korean interest journal failed to raise any questions about my co-authorship of this article being overlooked. The patriarchal culture that permeates the Korean American community makes it all right to eliminate the voices of women. Women are subordinate and therefore their silence is acceptable and even welcomed.

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