Feminism Key Words

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Gender
A social and cultural distinction between males and females.
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Sex
A biological distinction between males and females
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Radical Feminism
A form of feminism that holds gender divisions to be the most politically significant of social cleavages, and believes that they are rooted in the structures of domestic life.
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Patriarchy
Literally, rule by the father; often used more generally to describe the dominance of men and subordination of women in society at large
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Androgyny
The possession of both male and female characteristics; used to imply that human beings are sexless 'persons', in the sense that sex is irrelevant to their social role or political status
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Essentialism
The belief that biological factors are crucial in determining psychological and behavioural traits
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Consciousness raising
Strategies to remodel social identity and challenge cultural inferiority by an emphasis on pride, self-worth and assertion
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A biological distinction between males and females

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A form of feminism that holds gender divisions to be the most politically significant of social cleavages, and believes that they are rooted in the structures of domestic life.

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Literally, rule by the father; often used more generally to describe the dominance of men and subordination of women in society at large

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The possession of both male and female characteristics; used to imply that human beings are sexless 'persons', in the sense that sex is irrelevant to their social role or political status

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