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Beyond loyalty, the patriarchal system enshrined gender roles as a sacred duty.
People in power were morally superior and deserved their higher status because of it (Slote & De Vos. Anyone who spoke against these compartment roles spoke out against the sacred.
But what of those men who do not fit into the social role?
What exactly is the social role of men in Japanese society?
Many trees have died to research the effects of Japan’s patriarchal society on women. Surprisingly, not as much research has been done on men.
Patriarchal societies may appear to be a man’s paradise, but these societies place a heavy burden on men, perhaps even heavier than on women.
Another factor is the idea that men must be wholly dedicated to their work.
Society pressures men to conform to expectations just as much as it does women.
Men are expected to shoulder authority, even when he would rather share it with his wife.
They also reported lower satisfaction when wives were forced (or wanted) to work.
Egalitarian-minded men reported the opposite, higher life satisfaction when the wife also worked and lower when she did not.
Bae (2010) conducted a study about gender role division.