An article found in New York Times title remixing Ireland’s Gender Blend summarized that how Ireland’s political party are filled with male and had introduced legislation to shift this around. Right now it is requiring the parties to have at least 30% of women in the parties. Men were dominating the society in Ireland.
The way I see how the article is related to Taming of the Shrew is men are more powerful and are the one making the decision. In act 2 scene 1 Petruchio is proposing to Katharina and what’s coming out of Katharina did not wanted to marry Petruchio “Call you me daughter? Now, I promise you You have show’d a tender fatherly regard, To wish me wed to one half lunatic.” Bapista whose Katharina’s father just agreed to Petruchio’s propose then they are married later. This showed women had no right to make their own decision, their life were controlled by the superior. Even though Katharina is in a rich class in the society, and an angry woman, she later become soft and has to pray to her husband Petruchio for food.
In the article even though the new legislation is passed regarding having more population of women in the political parties but in the society of Ireland, they remained unwelcome in the parties. “Yet male politicians have been reluctant to change family-unfriendly hours that discourage women from politics.” This still could prevent many women gaining the power over men in Ireland. So similarly in both society men tend to be the one dominating.