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Class 10 SST: Gender ,Religion ,and Caste Cheat Sheet (DRAFT) by

Short and Easy to Understand Notes

This is a draft cheat sheet. It is a work in progress and is not finished yet.

Gender Division

-> form of hierar­chical social division
-> tends to be understood as natural and unchan­geable
-> However , it is not based on biology but on stereo­types and social expect­ations
Gender division is seen everyw­here, but is rarely recognised in the study of politics.

Public­/Pr­ivate Division

-> Boys and girls are brough tup to believe that the main respon­sib­ility of women is housework and bringing up children
->This is reflected in the Sexual Division of Labour in most families: women do all the work inside the home such as cooking, cleaning, washing, looking after children etc. and men do all the work outside the home
-> It is not that men cannot do housework ; they simply think that it is for women to attend to these things
-> When such jobs are paid for men are ready to take up the job. Most tailors and cooks at hotels are men .
Similarly its not that women dont work outside their homes