The Role And Role Of Patriarchy In The Nineteenth Century

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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. a society or community organized on patriarchal lines.
The Nineteenth Century is often called the Victorian Age. It was an age where the impact of the industrial revolution caused a sharp differentiation between the gender roles, especially of the upper and middle classes. Men and women were thought to have completely different natures, owing largely to Darwin 's work in biological determinism, and people saw those differences as dictating separate and different functions in society. Men were thought to have natures suited to the public world, women to the private. Men were supposed to be powerful,brave,rational, independent, tainted,able to resist temptation and women are supposed to
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