Feminist View of the Family

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  • Feminist View of the Family
    • Liberal
      • Somerville suggests that their has been progress for women as they have more choice about their family and work however she argues that there are still inequalities within family life.
      • Ann Oakley identified 4 ways in which children were socialised into their gender roles. Those were; Manipulation, Canalisation, Verbal Appelation and Differentiated Activities
      • Duncombe and Marsden argued that women perform,the 'triple shift'- emotional, house and paid work
    • Radical
      • Delphy and Leonard argued that the family is structured so that men dominate.
        • Also argued that besides housework and paid work, women also performed 'sexual and reproductive work'.
          • Duncombe and Marsden argued that women perform,the 'triple shift'- emotional, house and paid work
      • Kate Millett argued that interactions between men and women, especially those around family relations, were inherently patriarchal, and benefitted men’s power in the household over women
      • S. Firestone argued that women are exploited for sexual and reproductive reason, as a result women become financially independent on men. She argued that the only way to be equal was for the emancipation of the family
    • Marxist
      • Ansley argued that wives acted as an 'safety valve- where they absorbed their husbands
      • Benston argues that women act as reproduction of next labour force who will work for the capitalist system. Women are also a 'reserve army of cheap labour' in time of labour shortage.
      • Supporting Ansley, Bernard argued that marriage benefit men more than woman: married women have a higher level of morbidity than unmarried women or married men.
    • Overall ideas
      • Gender is socially constructed
      • Learn gender via primary socialisation- the family enforces this.
      • We live in a patriarchal society which teaches women to be subservient to men.
    • Evidence to support them
      • Elizabeth Stanko's research found that 1 in 4 women and 1 in 7 men, experience domestic violence in their lifetime. Furthermore, 10% of women experience abuse in any given year.
        • Could also use Women's Aid
          • James Nazroo's research found that men's violence was intently to cause harm whereas women's was often is self-defense. Also men's violence was often intimidating and threatening.
      • James Nazroo's research found that men's violence was intently to cause harm whereas women's was often is self-defense. Also men's violence was often intimidating and threatening.
      • Could use examples of segregated conjugal roles such as Lader's research and Edgell's finding on decision making.
    • CONFLICT THEORY

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