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1. 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 private home to public places of emplyoment, culture and the state
  • Every theory is flawed. Shift from inequality to equality
  • 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
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2. What do Radical feminists think about male domination and what to do about it?

  • Steal back the pizza, win at Dominoes!
  • It is inevitable, there are natural differences between the sexes - Seperatism is advised, women should leave socially and sexually from men
  • It is not inevitable, but there are natural differences between the sexes - Seperatism is advised, women should leave socially and sexually from men
  • There are no natural differences between the sexes - Seperatism is advised, women should leave socially and sexually from men

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

  • 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'
  • Maybe, more studies need to be done to draw conclusions...
  • Yes, but many kinds - Nuns, travelling pants, ganstas, relatives?

4. What does Postmodern Feminism believe?

  • Women almost seperate class as all exploited and oppressed by the male class
  • Postman Pat should be a female - 'Postwomen Pat'
  • 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

5. How do men dominate society?

  • By owning only the media as it is the most powerful tool
  • By beating them at Dominoes and eating ALL the Dominoes pizza!
  • Seize material goods, social privileges, harm women, control cultural attitudes
  • By oppressing the working class

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