radical feminism theory

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  • radical feminism
    • they believe that patriarchy is universal
    • patriarchy is the most fundamental form if inequality and conflict
    • all men oppress women/ all men benefit from patriarchy
    • Firesmith argues that the roots of women's oppression lie the biological ability of women to have children
    • oppression takes place in the public sphere
    • sexuality as a biological urge outside the concept of sociology
    • patrarichy constructs sexualality to satifity mens desires
    • patriarchal power is exercised through personal relationships often through sexual/ physical violence
    • rich argues that man force women into s narrow and unsatisfying compulsory hetrosexuality
    • sexual politics must be transformed by separatism, consciousness
  • Firesmith argues that the roots of women's oppression lie the biological ability of women to have children

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