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- Created on: 12-05-21 21:20
Core ideas and principles of feminism:
Sex and Gender:
- Sex: refers to the biological differences between men and women
- Gender: is used to explain the 'innate character' of men and women.
Feminists argue that whereas biological differences are clear, there is no evidence or justification for gender roles being ascribed to people. Arguing that gender is a social construct imposed to oppress women by the patriarchy.
Feminists argue that this is a key part of the way society seeks to keep women in a subordinate position.
For most feminists, the word patriarchy is used to describe a society that is dominated by men and run in the interests of men.
The personal is political:
Most feminists distinguish between the public and private sphere.
- Public sphere: the area in society where relationships are public, specifically, outside of the home such as society and work.
- Private sphere: the area in society where relationships are seen as private, specifically home and domestic life.