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Patriarchy
Liberation Otherness
Core
Value
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Equality
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Patriarchy
A system of discrimination against women by men
Male domination
In positions of power in workplace
In marriage
Women take their husband's surname
In the Home
Kate Millet
Sexual and psychological discrimination
Objectification
Essentialism
Ben are biologically stronger
Conservatives
Organic society: everyone has their place
Post-feminism
Patriarchy has ceased to exist…read more

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Otherness
Women have a separate role as a result of their
biological differences
Men can never understand this
The biological role of women has been assigned
an inferior role in society
Women are not just inferior in the eyes of men, but
in their own eyes too
Liberals
Women should have a choice: whether they want to
be a housewife or not
When they gain equality, the sense of inferiority
will go away
Radicals
Women need to set up a counter-culture to…read more

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Gender
Difference between sex and gender:
Gender: The male and female roles
Sex: The biological differences between men and
women
Radical feminists want to abolish gender and
gender consciousness (similar to race
consciousness?)
Want to:
Abolish stereotypical roles (like household chores)
Abolish stereotypical aspirational roles (nurses/doctors)
Abolish stereotypical family roles (men go fishing, girls play
with barbies)
Want to completely rebuild the female culture
Liberals
Women should be given the choice to determine their
own gender role
Conservatives/ Anti-feminists
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Equality
Very important for liberal feminists, but causes
some problems for radical feminists
While there are differences in sex, there should
be no difference in gender
Liberals
Equality means full political, social, legal and
economic rights for women
Total equality of opportunity
Women should have equal access to educational
opportunity, public offices and all positions within the
economic structure
Radicals
Equality is an essential goal, but it is a limited
aspiration
Some believe women are essentially superior and seek a…read more

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