Accomplishments

Patriarchal Values, Women’s Empowerment and General Wellbeing


  • Details
  • Share
Category
Articles
Authors
Publisher
Vikalpa
Publishing Date
01-Apr-2014
volume
39
Issue
2
Pages
43-56
  • Abstract

This paper highlights that depowerment of women is linked to the belief and practice of patriarchy which subjugates women at various levels — political, economic, social, and cultural. Patriarchy is a social and ideological construct which considers men (who are the patriarchs) as superior to women. Patriarchy imposes masculinity and femininity character stereotypes in society which strengthen the iniquitous power relations between men and women.