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Culture Clash Culturally and Politically As I sit here on my bed and wonder how women have been subordinated for so long in the world I am reminded of why we are The phrase The personal is political from Virginia Woolfs book A Room Of Ones Own is a key idea to why we are The reason for my attempt to talk on this topic is based on the world and my own experiences Women are controlled by the systems of government family culture and gender and especially marriage I know that in the Indian culture where I am originally from women are put down in many aspects by the people around them both politically and culturally In India there is so much poverty and overpopulation Women are not allowed to have the personal freedom they want because the family and the country expects certain values to be followed and if they are not followed we are socially and politically looked down upon This curtails a womans opportunity to attain the achievements men are able to make The reason for this being that women of lower and middle classes are rarely educated the males are controlling health issues are a concern and women are expected to get arranged marriages based on status wealth religion and language Families who have even moved to the United States from India follow many of the traditional values that they have been so accustomed to In the US it is politically looked down upon an Indian woman of a traditional family to have an interracial marriage or relationship and divorce rarely happens for an Indian couple in the US or in India When a woman is married she is supposed to leave her house to go lead a new life with her husband and his family This life is what is expected of an Indian woman however we must remember that there is still the upper class of
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