Feminism

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

  • Maybe, more studies need to be done to draw conclusions...
  • Yes, but many kinds - Nuns, travelling pants, ganstas, relatives?
  • 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'
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2. Who is a prominent Radical Feminist and what do they believe?

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

3. What are the two criticisms of feminism?

  • Criticism Cricket says... "There are none!"
  • Ignore other factors (age, class, etc), Over-emphaisise differences between women
  • Ignore other factors (age, class, etc), and that they generalise about all women with different experiences (age, ethnicity, etc)
  • They generalise about all women with different experiences (age, ethnicity, etc), lacks imperical evidence

4. What does Postmodern Feminism believe?

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

5. What do Radical feminists think about male domination and what to do about it?

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

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