Sociology: Reading Synopsis: The Gender Knot: Unraveling our Patriarchal legacy.
Allan Johnson’s (2006) question, ‘What Patriarchy?’ brings to light the many issues men face in a gender oriented culture. Precisely, this material is important because the expectations of traditional men are that they ought to be providers; efficient at what they do; effective role models; leaders in their social environment and enhancements to their wives. In emphasizing the point of how ‘patriarchy’ has condescended the author suggested that, perhaps, we ought to reflect on the idea as if it does not exist in order to perpetuate its functions (Johnson, 2006)
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