fem of the family

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  • feminist theories of the family
    • feminist theory is
      • macro
      • conflict
      • structural
    • feminists regard society as
      • patriarchal
      • unequal
      • gendered
    • feminist see the family as
      • the main site of women's oppression
      • reproducing
      • functional
    • feminist theories
      • liberal feminism
        • gender inequality
        • key sociologists
          • Somerville march of progress
            • women can choose
            • men do more and child care
            • most women still value marriage/ motherhood
            • crit: is there choices for all women
      • marxist feminism
        • capitalism
        • key sociologists
          • Benston domestic labour
            • wives used to produce cheap labour
            • free child care maintain their husbands
          • Ansley alienated husbands takers of shit
            • wives suffer as a result of the frustration experienced by their husbands
          • crit: women also in alienating paid work
      • radical feminism
        • patriarchy
        • key sociologists
          • D/D violence against wives
            • domestic violence in the family inevitable outcome of patriarchy
            • reflected/ reinforces mens patriarchal power
          • Greer unhappy wives
            • wives still subservient
            • single women happier then mariied women
            • likely to suffer physical abuse
            • daughters often victims of sexual abuse
            • crit: women also perpetrators of violence
      • difference feminism
        • racism
        • key sociologists
          • Nicholson family diversity
            • women better off outside trad families
            • all family types should socially accepted
          • Calhoun lesbian families
            • women can not be exploited by men in lesbian families
            • increased choice in family life
            • Gay lesbian families examples of chosen families
            • Crit: FD/ families of choice doe not mean pat has disappeared
  • difference feminism
    • racism
    • key sociologists
      • Nicholson family diversity
        • women better off outside trad families
        • all family types should socially accepted
      • Calhoun lesbian families
        • women can not be exploited by men in lesbian families
        • increased choice in family life
        • Gay lesbian families examples of chosen families
        • Crit: FD/ families of choice doe not mean pat has disappeared

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