radical feminism

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what does radical feminism focus on and when did it develop?
it developed in the early 1970s and focuses it's attention on patriarchy and the role of men oppressing women.they believe that women are not just dominated in the public sphere, they are also oppressed in their private lives and relationships.
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what doesn't radical feminist want to introduce?
they dont want to introduce equal rights,, they want to free women from patriarchal control. they therefore endorse "separatism" where women cut themelves off from men.
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what idea does Adrienne Rich refer to?
rich refers to the idea of "compulsory sexuality"-women are forced into heterosexuality because this is the only socially accepted form of sexuality. sexual intercourse with men involves women colluding with their main enemy.
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what does firestone believe about childbearing?
she believes that chilldbearing is a burden, which has put women at disatvantage in the past. She believes that the new reproductive technology(test tube, fertilisation) will free women from dependence on, and contact with men.
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what did Delphy and leonard argue about?
they argued that women contribute much more work to family life than husbands. despite this they get fewer material benefits of family life than men. women provide "57 varieties of unpaid labour"
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they dont want to introduce equal rights,, they want to free women from patriarchal control. they therefore endorse "separatism" where women cut themelves off from men.

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