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1. What six interacting strucutres does Walby note as having patricarchial relations?

  • Jenga, Dominoes, card towers, sugar cube stacks, panda crackers stacks, mud-chip house
  • Domestic life, employment, state policies, male violence against women, sexuality, cultural insititutions (Eg education, media)
  • Childrens' games, employment, state policies, male violence against women, sexuality, cultural insititutions (Eg education, media)
  • Domestic life, employment, state policies, male violence against women, sexuality, sports
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2. How do Marxist Feminists think that the emergence of capitalism alterted the relations between men and women?

  • Didn't change anything as sexism persisted before capitalism
  • Men try to gain power over women, employers treat women as reserve army of labour, male workers exclude women from their trades and crafts, husbands exploit their wives' unpaid housework
  • Made relations more equal
  • Everyone had to wear snapback caps!

3. Do postmodern feminists believe women are a 'sisterhood'?

  • Maybe, more studies need to be done to draw conclusions...
  • No, the differences between women can be just as striking between women and men, everyone is freed from stereotyped gender roles allowing greater freedom to chose own lifestyle and identity
  • Yes, women all share an 'essence'
  • Yes, but many kinds - Nuns, travelling pants, ganstas, relatives?

4. How does Walby dissmiss criticisms and describe the shift in the main site of oppresion?

  • Haters goin' hate! Half Life blue shift
  • Can take into account race and class variations, recognises it changes over time, change in degree. Main site shifted from public home to private places of emplyoment, culture and the state
  • Can take into account race and class variations, recognises it changes over time, change in degree. Main site shifted from private home to public places of emplyoment, culture and the state
  • Every theory is flawed. Shift from inequality to equality

5. What do they believe is the main conflict in society?

  • The bourgoueisie exploiting the proletariat
  • The gender system benefiting men over women
  • The gender system benefiting women over men
  • Buffer face

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