Feminist Theories (A2)

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Which feminist theorists views the family in an optimistic way?
Liberal Feminists
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What do Liberal feminists focus on?
Equality that exists
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What do Liberal Feminists believe men take a more active role in?
Housework, Childcare
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How does Liberal Feminists think equality can be brought about?
Equal reform
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Liberal Feminists believe many couples today see relationship on ...
Equal terms
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How does Radical Feminists view society?
Patriarchal, biased towards men
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Which feminist group disagrees that lobbying will bring equality?
Radical Feminists
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What do Radical Feminists support?
Diversity
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Give an example of diversity which Radical Feminists support.
Divorce
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What do Radical Feminists view marriage as?
Prison
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According to Radical Feminists, how does a man maintain their dominant position?
Aggression
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Who believes divorce can be an escape route from a violent marriage?
Radical Feminists
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Marxist Feminists combined what key concepts?
Patriarchy with Marxism
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Women's opression is a symptom of what?
Capitalism
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Beneston states...
women are slaves of wage slaves
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Give one example of how capitalists exploit women in society.
Gives birth to next generation of workers
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According to Marxist Feminists; what gives men property rights over women?
Marriage
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What do Black Feminists believe black women face?
Dual oppression
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What is dual oppression according to Black Feminists?
Racism, patriarchy
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What do Black Feminists argue against other Feminists?
White feminists have ignored the position of black women
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Which ethnic group is more likely to have single parent families?
Afro Caribbean
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Give an example of how black women may face dual oppression?
Arranged Marriages
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Which Postmodern Feminists rejects the notion of feminity as a 'catch-all'?
Butler
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What does Butler argue?
Range of different femininities
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How does the traditional feminist approach fails to account all womens oppression?
Different experiences
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The New Right argues that equality is not always a good thing because...
Working mothers have to juggle time with home and children and are doing more than 'just being a housewife'
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"Views are outdated as there is now eqal pay and equal job opportunities" However feminists argue...
class ceiling
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Feminist Methodology
Feminism has also made important contributuons to the way in which research is conducted
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Ann Oakley "From here to Maternity"
Small sample, in-depth interviews, built up a relationship of trust ith these women, increased the validity of her research
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Soft-feminist methodology
Quantitative-positivist methodology
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Jayarathe (soft-feminist methodology)
large-scale survey research should be made as gender neutral as possible
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Hard-feminist methodology
Collaborative approach; conducting unstructured interviews in which the interviewer and interviewee is more informal
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One example of how a researcher could apply a collaborative approach?
Giving participants co-authorship of finished research papers
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