- Words: 2880
- Length: 10 Pages
- Topic: Family and Marriage
- Paper #: 68499946
Women and Patriarchy
Across the world, the secondary position of women in society remains a virtual constant. This preferential treatment for men is embedded in social and political structures in various countries and societies.
This paper examines how patriarchal structures remain in three important social structures - marriage, household and family life, and in the economy.
The first part of the paper compares the marriage practices among the Yanomamo Indians in northern Brazil,