Sociology Theory - Feminism

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A brief history...
Inter war years ­ The suffragettes
19th Century ­ the main
having won the right to vote Post
all but
1978 ­ A period of
concern was equal rights
disappeared. There were ideological
strength and unity followed
for women, including rights
divisions in the feminist movement.
by division. This year also saw
in marriage, employment
`New feminists' concentrated on last women's liberation
the
and the right to vote
protective legislation and birth control conference.
movement
Early 20th Century ­ The suffragette 1960's ­ Saw the rise of
campaign, fighting for the vote for women. women's groups and the
The `Women's Social and political union' first conference of the
was founded in 1903 by Pankhurst. women's liberation
Protests were initially peaceful but turned movement.
violent as the women were prepared to go
to extremes to get what they wanted…read more

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What is patriarchy?
Private Patriarchy:
Opression that occurs in
the home, by the husband.
Public Patriarchy: Women
do have access to the
public sphere, such as
It included the family and education, work and
sexuality. Public patriarchy politics but they are
is about confining the subordinated and
women to the home, segregated.
excluding her from the
public sphere.
Patriarchy is a
combination of
social, economic
and cultural factors
that results in male
supremacy.
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Radical Feminism
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which they call sexual politics.…read more

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Radical Feminism
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societies.
· Jean Holme argues that heterosexual attraction
makes single sex families an unlikely replacement for
the nuclear family.…read more

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Liberal Feminism
· Liberal Feminists
feminists believe
criticisethat
functionalism
women can achieve
for its equality
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performing
gender,
the these
same currently
roles.
acting as a barrier to equality…read more

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