Feminism sees society as being dominated by men. Feminists think that men have always dominated society. This is known as PATRIARCHY. Feminists try to identify the ways in which PATRIARCHY operates in modern society and look at ways of making society more equal. Feminists argue that even sociology is dominated by patriarchy and that a lot of early sociologists ignored women and their lives.


Frances Heidensohn argues that women appear to commit less crime than men because they are controlled in three ways:                                                                                                             

  • At home, because they are socialised into the role of housewives and mothers.                     
  • In public, because they fear being victims of crime or seen as being “bad” for being out in public.             …


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