Functions of the family - Feminists

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  • Moving towards greater equlaity
  • Womens opression is gradually being overcome - Laws against sex descrimination
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  • Women reproduce the labor force - Unpaid domestic work
  • Women = 'reserve army' for cheap labor
  • Women in the family are linked to the explotation of the working class
  • ANSLEY - Women absorb anger and are 'takers of ****"
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  • Men are the enemy
  • Family and marriages are key institutions to the patriarchal society
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  • They are all structred theories
  • They assume that the nuclear family is dominant
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