4) Marxist Feminist and Radical Feminist Perspectives

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Unlike Marxists, Feminists focus more on the emasculation of the women than the working class

Marxist Feminists – Believe that the emasculation of women comes originally from capitalism

Radical Feminists - Believe that it is patriarchy itself that emasculates women

Key points of the Feminists view of the Family 

The social reproduction of labour power – the family provides a place where children can be born and raided with security, this then provides capitalism with a good future workforce. It does this in 3 ways:

  • Women and the family provides a relaxing place,ensuring members of the workforce go to work with their ability renewed
  • Doing work for the family such as housework and looking after family which is unpaid, helping capitalism for no cost
  • By socializing children into the dominant ideology and making them good workers, for example socializing…


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