Subjugation Of Women

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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…show more content…
Men have always been given the central position in all walks of life be it family, society, religion, politics, economy, society, legal and art etc.and women have been marginalised . Men have been associated with all positive and power signifying qualities like active, dominating, adventurous, rational, and creative while women have been assigned the opposing traits like passive, acquiescent, timid, emotional, and conventional. The whole human civilization has been constructed, organised and conducted in such a manner so as to establish the male domination and subordination of women in all cultural spheres .Women have always seen anddefined in negative reference to the male as another who lacks the male organs or the male…show more content…
One who follows and sticks to her role as taught to her is seen as a perfect and ideal woman. She receives admiration and appreciation for her being so docile and her cooperation in continuing the trend of patriarchal dominance generation after generation. She is portrayed to epitomise the virtue of a true and a real women. Her acceptance of her subordination and her exploitation by male without any complain makes her desirable in society and community. She is compared to the idealized projection’s of men’s desire the Madonna, the Muses of the arts, Dante’s Beatrice, the pure and innocent virgil, the “Angel in the House” and so on. But on the other hand if one deviates from the roles assigned to her by the society and refuges to follow them and indeed decides for her own roles to be performed by her at various stages as well as at different walks of life , she is labelled as a rebellious as well as a fallen women. She is criticised for breaking the stereotype image of a woman and showing her power instead of following the expected submissive role assigned to her. She is seen as a threat to the patriarchal society who has the potential to upthrow the patriarchal dominance and finally bringing it to an end. She is thus subjected to various abandonment and banishment by the society. She is portrayed as a sinful woman and compared to the demonic projections of men’s sexual resentment and terrors the Eve and
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