Feminism

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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 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

3. What do 'Liberal Feminists' believe?

  • Men and women should live seperatley, too conflicting
  • Men and women should have equal rights. They campaign for legislation changes, often successfully eg equal pay, maternity leave, etc
  • That class also plays a part, capitalism is wrong

4. How do Marxist Feminists think that the emergence of capitalism alterted the relations between men and women?

  • 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
  • Didn't change anything as sexism persisted before capitalism
  • Everyone had to wear snapback caps!

5. What type of theory is Feminism?

  • Famine
  • Social Action Theory
  • Conflict
  • Consensus

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