OCR AS Sociology Feminism and Gender inequality

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  • Radical feminists
    • Millet (1970) argues that men originally had domination over women due to biological differences but technology such as contraception means they can no longer legitimize their domination.
    • Johnson (1995) argues that the concept of patriarchal terrorism can be used to explain violence and that is the result of patriarchal traditions of men's rights to control ''their'' wife.
    • Firestone argues that women are physically dependent on men due to their capability to child bear as women are seen as fitter to look after babies


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