International Journal of Applied Research
Vol. 4, Issue 2, Part B (2018)
Gender and patriarchy
K Manimekalai and Dr. P Veeramani
Gender and Patriarchy in the Indian Context Patriarchies all over the world assign certain commonalities, such as the rule of the male elder over most women and some men; men’s legitimised control over women’s production, reproduction and sexuality. Indian society is rather a complex one, because of its construction of a hierarchical social order on the basis of class, caste and gender. The patriarchy leads the women to accept male control by father, brother, husband as the worth of their protection from aggression by other males. It hinders the independence and equality for most women that prevent them to achieve their full potential in personal life and position in society. The political and social system across the world favors the men to exercise their control and authority over the women. This article tried to explain how the society purposely suppressed women in all walks of her life through different institutions.
How to cite this article:
K Manimekalai and Dr. P Veeramani. Gender and patriarchy. International Journal of Applied Research. 2018; 4(2): 85-88.