Men were given privilege in society and were seen as the ideal figure. Woman rights and involvement in education and key aspects in society was very limited. As previous stated laws of society and common law were restricted to woman and added more to the dominance of men. This was especially seen in the legality of woman. It was necessary for woman to be followed by men at all costs and have a male guard.
In colonial America gender roles were very strict because everything functioned through the nuclear family unit. Girls learned their strict gender roles from their mothers, and a book called The Primer ultimately outlined what actions were good and bad for them to do. The girls were expected to do everything that the adult women did at the age of thirteen. This was possible because the women did not get any sort of education, they were expected to stay home and maintain order by taking care of the children, buying and preparing food, directing the servants or slaves, and they did most of the chores. The women were also expected to pass faith down to their children and to be obedient to her father or her husband.
This system in society conceited women to take care of the house while the men took care of harder things. Women were not allowed outside without a male escort. Women were treated like slaves while taking care of housework. However, women are still facing gender roles through society today. Gender roles
Though some women were treated better than others, most of those women were from wealthy families or were relatives of emperors. Women who weren’t from noble families, which was majority of the population, were required to follow a set of strict, unfair rules and look a certain way. They hardly had any say in who they married, and they were forced to marry at a very young age. The Han women were neglected of their education, and in the situations where wealthy women could, their received a different education than men. They learned about how to be good mothers and wives instead of learning skills for jobs, which completely restricted them from outside job opportunities.
This rigid pattern of socialization of the children does not always followed as issues of cultural differences, ethnicity and the composition of the family, will affect the way this process is carried out. But in most societies work within the domestic environment is divided among gender lines with female being constrained to jobs on the inside while the male is allowed to explore outdoor frontiers. This process of socialization where the female is called on to be discipline and diligent in her household chores while the male is allowed cavalier in his duties comes later to affect issues of male marginalization as proposed by Figueroa (1996). - Male must not be maama man i.e. he must not be domesticated.
The wives and commanders can be seen as the Brahmins, the maids and angels represent the Kshartyia in the Indian society, the handmaids and guardians are the equivalent of the Indian Viasya caste, and finally the econowives and econohusbans are the untouchables of the society. In The Handmaid’s Tale, like in the caste system of India, each caste is treated differently and worse and worse as it goes down the list. The divisions of the society are easily noticeable by what each color the class of society is forced to wear. In the novel, the wives wear blue, the handmaids wear red, the husbands wear black and so on. Another novel that shows an aspect of the Indian Caste system is A Brave New World.
Abstract:Women have been facing gender inequality since the inception of civilisation. The society has always been patriarchal propagating ideologies that is conducive to the making of the feminine, a suppressed and subordinate creature to men,reducing women to the marginalised status in all walks of life. In this paper the author has tried to present how the subjugation of women leads their down trodden and fallen state and how the sufferings and suppressions eventually give way to their new awakened conscious and inner strength leading to the emergence of a new awakened woman who confronts with the patriarchal society and refuges to be a mere follower of the roles assigned to her by the society but indeed discovers her own identity, asserts
He also disliked the caste system. The caste system is a system that shows how high ranked you are as an individual. You were only allowed to marry and be within your own caste. Siddhartha was born as a wealthy prince but left that all behind to find the true meaning of the world. He tried many different Hindu beliefs but eventually formed a belief system of his own and taught many others this way of believing.
In the Bible, women are seen as unequal. While yes they had jobs, men were suppose to be the providers and protectors of the family while women bore the children and took care of the house. If needed women would work in the fields but most of the time that was because their men where else-where. This ideology is one of the main reasons I think that we are still a patriarchal society. Even up until the late 20th and 21th women were seen as being caregivers and homemakers.