Feminism<br />LO: To assess the feminist perspectives of the family. (Radical, Liberal and Marxist).<br />
3 types of feminism<br />Radical 	- Society is based on gender conflict.<br />Liberal	- Society is improving in gender equ...
Liberal Feminism<br />Use your knowledge of the domestic divisions of labour and family types to write an explanation of t...
Marxist Feminists<br />Women reproduce the workforce!<br />Women have a ‘triple-work’ shift.<br />“Women are the takers of...
Women can provide a cheap and effective workforce when required.<br />Women are a reserve army of labour.<br />
It’s a woman’s job to comfort the hard working man!<br />What will my hard-working husband want for tea?<br />
Always remember . . .<br />Marxist Feminism is Marxist!<br />Their ideas are based upon class conflict and the role that w...
Radical Feminists<br />Society is patriarchal!<br />Men oppress women and exploit them.<br />Many radical feminists believ...
The Family – Radical Feminist<br />The Nuclear Family supports the patriarchal society.<br />Men are head of the household...
Activity!<br />On your current page write how each of the following could support the radical feminist argument.<br /><ul>...
Oakley (1974)
Ferri and Smith (1996)
Edgall (1980)
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  1. 1. Feminism<br />LO: To assess the feminist perspectives of the family. (Radical, Liberal and Marxist).<br />
  2. 2. 3 types of feminism<br />Radical - Society is based on gender conflict.<br />Liberal - Society is improving in gender equality.<br />Marxist - Society is based on class conflict. <br />
  3. 3. Liberal Feminism<br />Use your knowledge of the domestic divisions of labour and family types to write an explanation of the liberal feminist view of the family.<br />You should use the following:<br />Young and Willmott<br />March of Progress<br />Future Foundations (2002)<br />Silver (1987)<br />Schor (1993)<br />Pahl & Vogler<br />Equal Pay Act (1963)<br />Sex Discrimination Act (1975)<br />
  4. 4. Marxist Feminists<br />Women reproduce the workforce!<br />Women have a ‘triple-work’ shift.<br />“Women are the takers of shit” - Ansley (1972) <br />
  5. 5. Women can provide a cheap and effective workforce when required.<br />Women are a reserve army of labour.<br />
  6. 6. It’s a woman’s job to comfort the hard working man!<br />What will my hard-working husband want for tea?<br />
  7. 7. Always remember . . .<br />Marxist Feminism is Marxist!<br />Their ideas are based upon class conflict and the role that women play in society, not about male dominated societies. (Although they do agree that society is patriarchal)<br />
  8. 8. Radical Feminists<br />Society is patriarchal!<br />Men oppress women and exploit them.<br />Many radical feminists believe in ‘political lesbianism’ – not to trust any men.<br />Heterosexual relationships are ‘sleeping with the enemy’ and the only way to stop the patriarchal society is to live independently. <br />
  9. 9. The Family – Radical Feminist<br />The Nuclear Family supports the patriarchal society.<br />Men are head of the household (this is reflected in society).<br />The family benefits men through: free domestic labour, emotional work & sex!<br /> When are controlled in the family through domestic violence.<br />
  10. 10. Activity!<br />On your current page write how each of the following could support the radical feminist argument.<br /><ul><li>Warde and Hetherington (1993)
  11. 11. Oakley (1974)
  12. 12. Ferri and Smith (1996)
  13. 13. Edgall (1980)
  14. 14. Pahl and Vogler (1993)</li></li></ul><li>Criticisms of feminists theories!<br />Women’s roles are not the same in all families. (House husbands, extended families, cohabitation)<br />Women do have choices. Some women enjoy becoming housewives or pursuing a career – they have a choice.<br />More women have independent incomes.<br />70% of divorces are initiated by women, showing that they can leave ‘oppressive’ relationships.<br />
  15. 15. Criticisms continued...<br />Children have more status in families and are becoming Child Centred. It is not solely down to women to socialised children.<br />Somerville (2000) – women’s position in society have greatly improved! (Symmetrical family, Equal Pay Act (1963), Sexual Discrimination Act (1975), increase in divorce rates, protection for women). <br />
  16. 16. Fill in your next section on your A3 sheet.<br />The sub-heading should be Feminism. <br />Ensure you include Marxist and Radical together – conflict theories. <br />Activity<br />

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