Role Of Androcentrism In Society

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The aim of this study was to discuss the androcentric nature that is present in our society. In this patriarchal society main focus is male’s perspective because of male dominance. These societies focus less on female’s point of view. Males tend to place females one step behind from them in every walk of life because they can’t bear females’ success. In this research female students were selected as sample and the population was Fatimah Jinnah women universities’ students. We get their opinions about androcentrism which is common in most societies, the reason behind which is male dominance and patriarchal nature of men which subordinates women in every aspect of life.

Androcentrism is the practice of placing males or masculine point of view at the center of one’s world view, culture and history. The term “Androcentrism” was introduced by Charlotte Perkins Stetson; she was an American sociologist, feminist, novelist, writer of short stories, poetry and lecturer of social reforms. Androcentrism can be understood as a societal fixation on masculinity whereby all things originate. Masculinity is normative and all things outside of masculinity are defined as “others”. Sociologists use the term “Androcentrism” to refer to a new kind of sexism, one that replaces the favoring of men over women with the favoring of masculinity over femininity. According to the rules of androcentrism, men and women alike are rewarded only if they are masculine for example if they play
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