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1

What are segregated conjugal roles?

Roles of husband and wife are very different.
Husband = main breadwinner
Wife = housework and childcare

2

What are joint conjugal roles?

Men and women do some paid work and housework

3

What did YOUNG & WILLMOTT say about symmetrical families?

Claim joint conjugal roles were becoming more common in symmetrical family

Found move towards greater equality within marriage
(wives to work, husbands housework)

4

Who were YOUNG and WILLMOTT's view heavily criticised by and what did she say?

ANN OAKLEY
Evidence of husbands help not being symmetrical - 15%- housework
25% in child care

5

What did BOULTON say about childcare?

Who does which task doesn't represent burden of responsibility within household.

Even when men help with childcare, still mothers who take responsibility.

6

Power and decision making?
(HARDILL et AL.)

Power in dual-earner households.
Husbands= career took precedence in making decisions

7

What did DUNCOMBE & MARSDEN say about conjugal roles and emotion work?

Any measurement of inequality within households must take account of emotion work.

Women perform a triple shift: housework & childcare, paid work, emotion work.

8

What is emotion work?
(DUCOMBE and MARSDEN)

Thinking about the happiness and emotional well-being of others and acting in ways which will be of emotional benefit to others

9

What did DUNNE say about lesbian households?

Responsibility of children was equally shared.

Concluded- masc. and fem. roles in society tend to lead to hierarchical relationships and male dominance.

10

What is domestic violence?

Violence and abuse perpetrated by one adult partner against another.

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What is child abuse?

Violence and abuse perpetrated by adults against children.

12

2014-5 cases of domestic violence in England and Wales?

261,000 victims

13

What does feminist PIZZEY think are the explanations for domestic violence and abuse?

Result from patriarchy

Men use violence or threat of violence in order to control women.

Domestic violence is widely tolerated and often not seen as a serious crime.

14

What does feminist BROOKMAN think are the explanations for domestic violence and abuse?

Nature of masculinity is partly to blame.

Masculinity values control over others so men can resort to violence if they fell they're losing control over female partner

(CRTICISISM= no female to male domestic abuse)

15

Emotional intensity and family life?
(GIDDNES)

Nature of family life makes domestic violence quite common.

16

Dysfunctional families?

Domestic violence takes place in dysfunctional families.

Results from instability of families caused by increasing cohabitation and divorce.