Gender and Hegemony
Gender is described as possession of attributes considered typical of a man and women mainly. For example, masculinity is a form of an attribute for men with social idealism, competitive, toughness, and women subordination. Masculine ideology started way back to the time of the industrial revolution in the US when survival forced men to leave their homes and work for industries to earn money while women stayed at home and took care of the family. Women didn’t have the choice to work because that time industrial labor was considered too physical and beyond the capacity of the female gender. This led to the social norm that men are superior to women, and they are mere subordinates who cannot do anything without men. After this women’s contribution never emerged in the spotlight for changing the society the way it is now. But changes were seen later during the depression era and WW2. Women stood against the all the social norms created by the society and went to work for the industry while the men of the of the house were fighting in the war.
The emergence of the 19th century led to extensive changes in American society. These few changes seen were prominent and influential part of the history. The progressive era, Women’s voluntary associations (WVA) in the second half of the 19th century, etc. These changes not only involved creating new roles for women in society but everything from establishing their role in daily lives apart from caretaking of the home to campaigning for women suffrage. in these many constraints women wanted to do more than just caretaking so they created organizations among themselves through which they formed social values and created social institutions, all of...