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Q Critically analyse the effects of a patriarchal welfare state on womenA The struggle for women to become politically economically and socially equivalent to men has been an active dispute for centuries Sociologists understand patriarchal as a form of social organization in which a male is head of the family kinship and title are traced through the male line Another overwhelming strain both males and females experience is unequal and deprived health care education employment and social security these issues were first highlighted in the 1942 Beveridge Report Sir William Beveridge BBC 2003 presented the Beveridge Report to the British parliament in November 1942 It proposed a summary of necessary ideologies that would attempt to banish the five leading giants ignorance idleness want sickness and squalor which Beveridge believed subdued individuals from a healthy lifestyle The paper offered a system of social security to be implemented in order to challenge and overcome the five giants This system became the origin of the Welfare State in which the State amended and created the systems policies overtime in attempt to further improve the peoples welfare Currently the State has revised UKs welfare budget allowances the 2010 budget and Comprehensive Spending Review causing severe cuts in benefits child benefits and housing benefits Such cuts have caused controversy by suggesting the amendments are a gendered attack on women as they rely greatly on the additional funds Considering both the political and the sociological argument will help examine to what extent both males and females have been affected by the recent cuts to welfare in terms of benefits child benefits and housing benefitsGeorge Osborne MP is a leading British Conservative politician in the movement towards benefit cuts George Osborne the guardian 2013 believes that it is necessary for politicians to weaponise policy At a Conservative conference in 2012 Osborne made distinctions between strivers and shirkers shirkers being the people who stay at home while others go out to
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