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On account of cultural influences, gender roles are institutionalized and enacted at the levels of the family, community and society. Culture makes gender roles meet certain inescapable beliefs, assumptions, expectations, and obligations. Cultural practices are treasures of a social group as they are a mark of their identity and assertion. Moreover, certain cultural practices are gender specific and are mandatorymarks of a particular gender. Moreover, there is a lot of meandering in the name of culture that goes into the making of women by patriarchy,as "One is not born, but rather becomes, a woman" (Beauvoir 295).
Competing narratives of the ‘bad’, evil monstrosity, versus the ‘mad’, pathological women will be analysed in relation to in reinforcing gender stereotypes. This essay will argue that gender is the lens through which female criminal may be, judged, persecuted and alienated from woman hood and humanity all together. The profound significance of gender i... ... middle of paper ... ...x, M. (1996). Telling Stories Of Women Who Kill. Social and Legal Studies.
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The subjective diversity among women is duty-bound through gender, social status, and transnationally. Gender is the theoretical influence in society. The influential concept has become the crucial focal point through which a hypothetical approach d... ... middle of paper ... ...l treaties and standards leaving superior ground to transform. However, upon the global commitment to women’s rights as human rights conveyed a new resonation in feminist theories amid the local and national levels. Therefore, the transnational connections became operational where support for a particular demand exists locally; however, the manifestation is constrained in states that are either indifferent or oppressive towards women (p. 75).