Introduction Patriarchy describes the current society characterised by current and historic unequal power relations between women and men whereby women belong to the u nderprevileged and disadvantageous strata of society and face oppression and many a times molestation and harassment. Patriarchy is a part of every sphere of life but is particularly noticeable in women’s under-representation in state institutions, in decision-making positions , in employment and industrial sector. Male violence against women is the most primal and vital key feature of patriarchy. It is a system of society where the father or eldest male is head of the family and descent is reckoned through the male line. a system of society or government in which men hold the power and women are largely excluded from it.
The feminist theory obviously tries to find out the main principle of domestic abuse, and in doing so they see the root causes of domestic violence as the consequence of the outcome of us living in a society that aggressive behaviors are perpetrated by men, while the belief that women are socializing to be non-violent(Pence & Paymar, 1993). Proponents of the feminist theory do acknowledge that women can be violent in relationships with men; however they do not see that it can also be an issue of women abusing men in domestic violence cases, so it does not warrant the same amount of
At all, the mafiosi refers themselves as businessman to conceal their hideous and violent acts from the general people around them. They tend to use euphemisms like “family business” and “an offer he can’t refuse” while speaking among themselves. Their manipulated acts are well orchestrated so as to convince the policeman, judges and congressman that they are legitimate businessman. It also serves as a reassurance for
Language has been historically man-made with the male forms reflecting the male’s position in the society and the female forms perceived as deviant. Various lexical markings have also prevented women from expressing and raising consciousness about their own experience as legitimately human by preventing women from speaking with their own voice. One of the most common examples of gender bias in language is the use of pronouns, such as ‘he’ or ‘him’ to something related to both men and women. Another great example is that of master vs. mistress. There are unusual connotations surrounding the two terms and detriment to the female.
“Being born a woman is my awful tragedy. From the moment I was conceived to have my whole circle of action, thought and feeling rigidly circumscribed by my inescapable feminity.” – Sylvia Plath From Elizabethan society in Othello to mid-20th century in the Bell Jar, just as stated from Plath, patriarchy in the form of social convention and expectation defines the life of women with feminity. I. The oppressive patriarchal society in Othello In the patriarchal society of Othello, men have authority and superiority in domesticity and marriage. Women are often treated as possessions of men that blind obedience is required.
At this rate, even the few men that seek support will have to leave with no place to live. Yet again, another form of sexism targeted at men. The historical, stereotypical thought that men are always the perpetrator in most DVA cases has led people to believe the definition of DVA is violence against women. Despite the fact that the government’s definition includes the phrases "regardless of gender." If the government accepts that male can be victims of DVA too, then why don't we?
RESEARCH PAPER I. INTRODUCTION Patriarchy denotes a system of social structures and practices in which men dominate, oppress and exploit women. This circumstance of male dominance is reflected in the correlative inequities throughout the society, the foremost being in the family domain where the father or the eldest male is considered as the ‘patriarch’ or the ‘head of the family’. Patriarchal norms are maintained through a variety of ways which includes upbringing(reflecting the expectations of parents, peers, self), discrimination( in hiring, promotions, giving credit, giving opportunities, etc), social arrangements( family, hierarchical occupations, gender devision of labour, etc), force( rape, battering, harassment), lack of facilities(for
However, male children have to separate from their mothers and identify with their fathers in order to be socialised according to their masculinity. They develop strong ego boundaries and a capability for independent action, objectivity and rational thinking to suit the patriarchal culture. Women are a threat to their independence and male sexuality. Girls are then socialised according to what women are supposed to be seen as, and so they reproduce the same nature that reproduces a male dominance. It is these qualities that make them potentially good mothers, and keep them open to the emotional needs of men.
The social stigma that women are housekeepers and should be confined to the four walls of the house is perhaps a viable cause of gender disparity. They should not raise their voice regarding their fortune for the sake of the prestige of the family. In patriarchal society a lot of weightage is given to men.” The root cause of gender inequality in Indian society lies in its patriarchy system. According to the famous sociologists Sylvia Walby, patriarchy is “a system of social structure and practices in which men dominate, oppress and exploit women”. Women’s exploitation is an age old cultural phenomenon of Indian society.
It reflects the savage mentality of the society dominated by man folk. It is the true manifestation of gender subordination and gender inequality. Due to patriarchy in the family system, the family does not give equal importance to all members, as role, power and status are strictly determined by age and gender. Firstly, the essay will give an overview of the Indian scenario of violence against women in its society with specific contemporary incidences. The essay will critically discuss the cycle of violence with respect to Indian women.