Outline and evaluate the view that roles of men and women in the family are becoming more equal.

Roles of men and women in the family are becoming more equal. 

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Outline and evaluate the view that roles of men and women in the family are becoming more equal.

Functionalists like PARSONS saw segregated conjugal roles as normal and functional for
society, with males performing the instrumental role outside the home and women performing
the expressive role inside it. Feminists, on…

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According to SUE SHARPE, women who work part time fall under the `part-time trap' where the
women is still expected to do the domestic task because she is `only working part-time'. THIS
SHOWS THAT THE ROLES OF MEN AND WOMEN ARE NOT BECOMING MORE EQUAL.

2. In terms of Domestic…

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PURDY (1997) in `Babystrike' argued that motherhood disadvantages women: caring for
children is expensive, time consuming and exhausting. She said the only way for men to realise
how demanding childrearing is for women is for women to stop having children: have a
`babystrike' so men take women's' demand for equality…

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wngono

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A well written and well structured essay which will be helpful for answer planning and structure. Annotations throughout are excellent and extremely helpful. 

MrAj

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awesome

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