The article is also suggestive of the fact that art is not a free independent activity by a hyper-endowed person, impacted by former artists and more superficially and vaguely by social forces but rather is a product of a social condition and emerges as a crucial component of social framework and is determined and mediated by definable and specific social institutions.
“Theories of Gender Hierarchy for an Introductory Women’s Studies Class”(2008) is a literary presentation by Nancy W. Jabbra. The significance of the underlying context of Pollock’s excerpt may be derived from the reflection of Jabbra’s perspective on gender hierarchy on academic discipline. The article exclaims that there is no definitive feminist hegemonic notion. It rejects the traditional concept of the politically marked concept of ‘feminists’ as unfeminine haters of man willing to be superior to men. Its content complies with Pollock’s viewpoint of women studies being not only about women but the social norms, which place men as superior to women. However, response to this superiority is not implemented by a desire to redesign social norms in a reverse order but in an order that is complemented by equality in the rights, status and respects granted to both women and men.