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Liberal feminism

What is the solution to gender inequality?

Changes to policies
Changes to socialisation (role models and education)

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Liberal feminism

Sexism

Sexist attitudes and beliefs are culturally constructed

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Liberal feminism

Evaluation

Their work has helped highlight that gender inequality is learnt

Criticised for over-optimism
Don't recognise patriarchy or capitalism as a cause for inequality

4

Radical feminism

Patriarchy

Claim patriarchy is universal
Primary cause for inequality
ALL men oppress women

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Radical feminism

Firestone

Origins of patriarchy lie in women's ability to bear and care for babies

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Radical feminism

Brownmiller

The fear of rape is a powerful deterrent against women going out alone at night

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Radical feminism

Separatism

Men's oppression of women is exercised through intimate domestic and sexual relations

Living apart will stop this

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Radical feminism

Political lesbianism

Stop 'sleeping with the enemy'

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Radical feminism

Evaluation

Draw attention to domestic violence, rape and porn

No explanation for WHY women are in their position
Ignore race/ class oppression
Ignore good men/ good marriage
Solutions are unrealistic

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Marxism feminism

Capitalism

Woman are a source of cheap labour

Women are a reserve army of labour

Women reproduce the labour force

Women absorb anger

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Marxism feminism

Barrett

Must give more emphasis to women's consciousness and motivation

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Marxist feminism

Evaluation

Show greater understanding of structural factors than other feminists

Fails to explain women's positions in non-capital societies