Androcentrism describes behaviors, societies, or situations that focus, empathize, and are controlled by a male perspective. Androcentric societies don't include a female perspective or place importance on female contributions. If females are acknowledged it is in a minimized and reduced capacity. Androcentrism can be conscious (the individuals are aware they are behaving this way) or unconscious. Some cultures can be seen as androcentric when their history only includes the male perspective and minimizes the importance and contributions of women.