Tikkun Winter 2019 (34.1) - Page 11

How has the LGBTQ movement enhanced our vision of what may be possible beyond patriarchy’s proscribed gender roles? What are short-term and long-term goals in the struggle against and beyond patriarchy? How do we heal the wounds of the legacy of patriarchal trauma and avoid the tendency to fear, blame, and dehumanize others? We looked for perspectives that explored these questions in ways that advanced the pursuit of tikkun olam—social justice and repair of a broken world—in new, creative, imaginative and thoughtful ways. The issue you have before you represents the respons- es we got to our questions. The authors were given wide berth in interpreting and ad- dressing the issues as the wished. VOL. 34, NO. 1 Interestingly, while we hoped to receive expansive visions for how we might get there and what it might look like, it was not as easy for some of our authors to envision that future. This is not surprising given how hard it is, when you are so deeply embedded in a system, to lift your head above the waters in which you are treading (or perhaps drown- ing) and see a possibility beyond that which is. We are excited to share these thought provoking, inspiring pieces. We hope you enjoy them as much as we have. Finally, this issue is a beginning exploration into a vision “beyond patriarchy.” In a desire to keep this important conversation going, we invite you to send us articles that capture your vision of a world beyond patriarchy. Please be sure to include your full name and email so we can reach out to you if we are interested in posting your piece on our website. You can email your pieces to maga- zine@tikkun.org, please put in the subject heading—Beyond Patriarchy. MARTHA SONNENBERG, guest co-editor of this issue CAT ZAVIS, co-editor of Tikkun magazine © 2019 TIKKUN MAGAZINE 11