IJSRP, Volume 3, Issue 7, July 2013 Edition [ISSN 2250-3153]
Dr. Rekha Ojha
Women as a class are oppressed and subdued by the hegemony of social patriarchy. Gender concerns and discourses service within the development bureaucracies dominated by men. The continued male dominance in science and technology is due in large measure to the enduring symbolic association of masculinity and technology by which cultural images and representations of technology converge with prevailing images of masculinity and power. The use of technology is always discriminatory. Women in technical roles often feel that the skills and feedback they bring to their jobs are not valued technology and development, are considered gender-neutral. Women are forced to seek employment in other areas which may have no relationship with their original experience, expertise and interest within the Masculinity- technology association, one can discern a series of highly gendered dichotomies.