Sherry Ortner

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Sherry Ortner’s article talks about the inferiority of women in a patriarchal society. She discussed the reasons as to why women, being in a nature position, are considered less superior than men who are in culture position. The biological reproductive structure of women, their social roles like in the domestic circle, and their psychic structure make them lean more on nature. According to her, the very role of culture is to include and surpass nature, and for that reason, since men are associated with culture then women will naturally be subordinated. However, Ortner also mentioned that women are not totally leaning on the nature side. They can also be part of the culture side. One example Ortner used is the ability of women to bring up their

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