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Marxist feminist theory

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Marxist feminist theory

  1. 1. Marxist Feminist theory
  2. 2. Feminism • Feminism is a social / political movement concerned with women’s rights, aiming to point out and condemn their suffrage • It believes that all of society’s powers are based on patriarchy (patriarchy is a system in which men hold all positions of power and authority) • Feminism believes that in a patriarchal world, women have no rights or powers
  3. 3. What Is Marxist Feminism? • Marxist feminism is a sub-type of feminist ideology which focuses on the dismantling of capitalism as a way to liberate women. • Marxist feminism states that economic inequality, dependence, political confusion and ultimately unhealthy social relations between men and women are the root of women's oppression in the current social context. • This idea was laid by Engels.
  4. 4. Marxist feminism • Marxism claims that individuals are under the oppression of a dominant power structure • Marxist feminism points out the roll of capitalism in the oppression of women
  5. 5. Marxism: Economic structure Feminism: Women's rights EQUALITY

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