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      • Domestic violence against women
      • Unequal division of labour
      • Gender inequality created by society (not natural or inevitable)
      • Oppresses women
      • Critical view of the family
        • Main problem is capitalism
          • Absorb anger - Fran Ansley 1972 stated women are the "takers of shit" - which explains the domestic violence for Marxist feminists
          • Women to reproduce the labour force - unpaid domestic work, socialisation of the next generation of workers, maintaining and servicing the current generation of workers
          • Women are "the reserve army of cheap labour" - taken on when extra workers are needed and when no loner needed can return to their primary role of unpaid domestic labour
        • For criticisms, please see Marxist mindmap
        • Campaign against sexual discrimination and for equal rights and opportunities for women
          • Believe we are moving toward greater equality --> full equality depends on further reforms and changes in the attitudes and socialisation patterns of both sexes
          • Argue women's oppression is gradually being overcome through changes in attitudes and changes in the law e.g. Sex Discrimination Act 1975 - which outlaws discrimination in employment
          • Men are doing more manual labour
          • Gradual progress
          • Way parents socialise their sons and daughters is more equal than in the past --> similar aspirations
        • CRITICISM
          • Fail to challenge the underlying causes of women's oppression and for believing that changes in the law or attitudes will be enough to bring equality --> deep rooted social structure changes are needed
        • VIEWS
          • The patriarchal system needs to be overturned, particularly the family
            • They argue the only way to do this is through separation - women live independently from men
          • Many radical feminists argue for "political lesbianism"
            • The idea that heterosexual relationships are like sleeping with the enemy
          • The key division in society is between men and women
            • The family and marriage are the key institutions
              • They dominate women through domestic and sexual violence or the threat of it
              • Men benefit from women's unpaid domestic labour and their sexual services
            • Men are the enemy - the source of women's oppression
          • Germaine Greer 2000
            • Creation of all female households
          • Argue that all societies have been founded on patriarchy
        • CRITICISM
          • Liberal feminist Jenny Somerville 2000
            • Separatism is unlikely to work
              • Heterosexual attraction
            • Radical feminists fail to recognise that women's position has improved greatly
              • Better access to divorce, job opportunities, control over fertility, ability to choose whether to marry or cohabitate
            • She does recognise that women have yet to achieve full equality
      • Black feminists see the family as a source of support and resistance against racism
      • Black feminists argue that by looking at the family mainly as a source of oppression, white feminists neglect black racial oppression
      • Other feminists argue that women still experience a greater risk of sexual violence and low pay
      • These argue that every individual, and every woman has a different experience of the family
      • They are all structural theories
        • Sociologists influenced by the social action view and postmodernism reject this view - ignore that we have this choice
        • Assume families and their members are simply passive puppets manipulated by the structure of society
      • They all assume the traditional nuclear family is the dominant family type



Fab summary of feminism.

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