Tyrants and despots have never required justification for their actions. In the 17th century, as political philosophers began to reject the classic Catholic doctrines of politics and ethics, The Prince was viewed as more relevant: truths are more important than ideals.
All patriarchal organizations are inclined to express and honor masculine traits. Religious organizations are no exception. We rarely hear about Jesus Christ’s feminine traits although he manifested them and spoke of their importance often. Masculine traits are, indeed, to be honored, but they are only one-half of the whole.