Nature and role of family in society - Feminism
Family exploits and oppresses women.
Marxist feminists - exploitation of women essential to capitalism. Reproduces and cares for next generation of workers. Housework unpaid. Benston - housework, minimum wage, damage to capitalist system. Ansley - men, frustration, women, challenging capitalist system.
Radical Feminists - housework exploitation of women, not fault of capitalist sysem. Domination of men. Delphy & Leonard - women most work, men benefit
Liberal feminists - sexist supports mainstream culture. Social change possible. Pressure on institutions to change laws and social policies which discriminate against women
Criticisms - portraying women as too passive. Power may be shared within family. Households without male and females. Black feminists - diff ethnic backgrounds have diff life experiences