Feminism

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  • Feminism
    • Liberal Feminism
      • Focus on sex discrimination and campaign for equal rights and opportunities
      • Oppression is gradually being overcome
        • Changes in attitudes and laws
          • Sex Discrimination Act 1975
      • Men are doing more domestic labour
      • Socialisation is more equal
      • Too hopeful - will just changes in attitudes be enough?
      • Somerville - better access to divorce, job opportunities, control over fertility
    • Marxist Feminism
      • Men and women are still unequal in society
        • Capitalism is the main reason for inequality within the family
      • Women are there to benefit capitalism
        • Members of unpaid domestic labour
        • Soak up men's frustrations
          • 'Warm Bath Theory' - Parsons
          • 'Takers of shit' - Ansley
        • Reserve army of chear labour
      • Capitalism is the main reason for inequality within the family
      • Do not look at the variations in class and ethnicity
      • Exaggeate the harm of women
      • Why are there men's jobs and women's jobs
    • Radical Feminsim
      • Men are the enemy
        • Source of women's oppression and exploitation
      • Family and marriage benefit men
        • Unpaid domestic labour and  sexual services
      • Germaine Greer - single women are generally happier (divorce), wives are more likely to suffer domestic abuse
      • Firestone - male power is based upon natural biological strength, family benefits men, care provided by women
      • Already a lot of advancements
        • Somerville - better access to divorce, job opportunities, control over fertility
      • Ignore examples where men are victims of abuse
      • Exaggerate the exploitation of women

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