Feminism

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1. Which criminologists have a theory on feminism?

  • Walter and Smart - Criminology only looks at male concerns, should look at womens instead
  • Smart and Cain - Criminology only looks at male concerns, should look at womens instead
  • Smart and Cain - Criminology only looks at female concerns, should look at mens instead
  • Cain and Abel - if they had been sisters they would not have died
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2. What do they believe about the division of labour in most societies?

  • Divided by class, middle and upper class jobs bring greater rewards than working class ones (Status, pay, power, etc)
  • Medic does the dishes, Soldier doesnt (TF2)
  • Divided by gender, men's jobs bring greater rewards than womens (Status, pay, power, etc)
  • Divided by gender, women's jobs bring greater rewards than mens (Status, pay, power, etc)

3. Who is a prominent Radical Feminist and what do they believe?

  • Kate Millett - Women almost seperate class as all exploited and oppressed by the male class
  • Dworkin - Women almost seperate class as all exploited and oppressed by the male class
  • Ansley - Women are a seperate class as all exploited and oppressed by the male class

4. What does Postmodern Feminism believe?

  • Women almost seperate class as all exploited and oppressed by the male class
  • Still a need for work in gender inequality, importance of language and symbols, women need protection from subtle media oppression
  • Men and women should have equal rights. They campaign for legislation changes, often successfully eg equal pay, maternity leave, etc
  • Postman Pat should be a female - 'Postwomen Pat'

5. 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

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