Gender Oppression In A Temporary Matter

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This gender bias is not just limited to theoretical level, but it prevails in every aspect of society women are seen and treated as subordinate to men. Women's place in family, the basic institution of society, is always seen as secondary and marginalized. Traditional family institutions set men as head of the family whereas women are designed to play secondary roles of house-keeping and child rearing. As it happens in most of the Hindu culture where men are always entitled to authority and allowed to dominate over the women of the family and in the most cases it is hereditary in nature. This patriarchal subordination and oppression has often compelled women to be trapped within this system and which continues to stay with them and they cannot free themselves from it even when they are far away from their homeland. …show more content…

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