What Is The Social Construction Of Gender Inequality

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Gender inequalities blind a doctor to the voice of a patient, creating a relationship of unequal power. This constructed inequity within social relations grants power to anyone in an authoritative position. For instance, in “The Yellow Wallpaper,” Charlotte Gilman assesses the male physician’s, John, role in enforcing the rest cure, where the woman’s opinions are not considered. John draws power from his status as a husband and a doctor to impose the treatment. Likewise, in Just Fine, Elizabeth Primamore criticizes the physician implementing the chemotherapy, where he dismisses Diana’s opposing view. The doctor, even including the police officers, have more authoritative power over Diana due to their elevated position. From the doctors’ viewpoint,
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