Domestic labour gender roles and the family

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  • Domestic Labour and Gender roles in the family
    • Wilmot and Young
      • The 'Symmetrical family', becoming equal in London equal unpaid + paid
        • however, doesn't mean equal tasks ie. men DIY
      • Feminists oppose the idea family symmetrical
        • Radical feminist Oakley
          • Interviews household tasks done by women. 40 married women
            • MC symmetrical  WC traditional gen indentity
        • Helen Couprie- 2000 people, women alone 10 hours together 15
    • Feminists oppose the idea family symmetrical
      • Radical feminist Oakley
        • Interviews household tasks done by women. 40 married women
          • MC symmetrical  WC traditional gen indentity
      • Helen Couprie- 2000 people, women alone 10 hours together 15
    • British Social Attitudes Survey more people sharing task
      • Sullivan 25 yr period equality men done more womens task
      • Post modernist Giddens recent decades equality couple can choose themselves
      • Boulton men help child care mainly women
    • Ferri + Smith women more responsibility in childcare
    • Decision making and power
      • Edgell men make most financial decisions compared to women who make decisions over child rearing
      • Pahl each partners income effects decision making 'pooling' joint bank = more decisions BUT men made finance decisions
    • Explanations for inequality
      • funct- diff tasks = run smoothly
      • Marx- diff roles/power/ control for cap + unpaid labour
      • Fem- inequality patriarchy
    • Women and Emotion work
      • Diana bell "economy of emotion" women run fam like book keeping 'emotion budget'
      • Duncombe + Mardenden triple shift + emotion work gendered
      • Dunne Lesbian households more equality
    • Domestic Violence power
      • NF fail to reflect reality
      • BCS 1/6 crime
      • Barnon 2005 abused women 5x more likely commit suicide
      • 1 women every 16 seconds affected DV
      • Lack income= high stress=conflict = DV
    • Theoretical explanations
      • Functionalists natural division ie. parsons
      • Lib Fem improved over time ie. sex discrimination act continued improvement
        • However... Ellitt says fem fail to explain female violence + why not all men act this way
          • Rad feminist patriarchy = division
            • Dobash + Dobash cultural support believe right to discipline partners womeb too dependent
      • Leach too much expectation of marriage, need to move away nuc fam emotional overload
        • However... Ellitt says fem fail to explain female violence + why not all men act this way
          • Rad feminist patriarchy = division
            • Dobash + Dobash cultural support believe right to discipline partners womeb too dependent
      • Marx Feminists inequalities serve capitalism, reproduction work force etc...

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