Theories of the family feminism

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Feminists have critical views on the family.
They believe the family reinforces gender inequality and patriarchy.

Marxist feminists:
Suggest the nuclear family meets the needs of capitalism.
For the reproduction and maintenance of class and patriarchal institution benefits the powerful at the expense of working class and women.

Margaret Benston:
Nuclear family provides the basic comidity required for capitalism. Serves capitalism by reproducting and rearing the future work force for no cost. Maintains present workers physical and emotional fitness, also use women as a reserve army of…


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