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Feminist Theory: A Summary

Introduction – The Basics Inequality between men and women is universal and the most significant form of inequality Gender norms are socially constructed not determined by biology and can thus be changed. Patriarchy is the main cause of gender inequality … Continue reading

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Theory and Methods for A Level Sociology: The Basics

An overview of theory and methods for second year A level sociology – a very brief overview covering the bare-bones of (1) Positivism and Interpretivism, (2) Is sociology a sicence?, (3) Sociology and value freedom, (4) Functionalism, (5) Marxism, (6) … Continue reading

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Sylvia Walby’s Six Structures of Patiarchy

To Sylvia Walby, the concept of Patriarchy must remain central to a feminist understanding of society. She argues that there are six patriarchal structures which restrict women and maintain male domination – the existence of these structures restricts women’s freedom … Continue reading

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Yummy Mummies – A Sociological Explanation

Yummy Mummies may think they’re expressing their individuality, but they’re really just a product of our neoliberal society according to one recent piece of Analysis: The rise of the ‘yummy mummy’: popular conservatism and the neoliberal maternal in contemporary British … Continue reading

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Is Kim Kardashian a Feminist Icon?

Just a brief post to get you thinking about different types of Feminism – is Kim Kardashian a Suitable Role Model? Feminist and Labour MP Harriet Harman recently revealed that she was a fan of Kim Kardashian on Good Morning … Continue reading

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The Feminist Perspective on Education (UK Focus)

The Feminist perspective on Education Liberal Feminists celebrate the progress made so far in improving girls’ achievement. They essentially believe that the ‘Future is now Female’ and now that girls are outperforming boys in education, it is only a matter … Continue reading

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Marxist Feminist Perspectives on Family Life

Marxist Feminist Perspectives on Family Life Marxists such as Engels and Zaretsky acknowledge that women are exploited in marriage and family life, but they emphasise the relationship between capitalism and the family, rather than the family’s effects on women. Marxist … Continue reading

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The Liberal Feminist Perspective on the Family

The Liberal Feminist Perspective on the Family Scroll down for links to Feminism (an overview), Marxist, Radical and Difference Feminist Perspectives (forthcoming) Jennifer Somerville (2000) provides a less radical critique of the family than Marxist or Radical Feminists and suggests proposals … Continue reading

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Are men and women equal in relationships?

Most Sociological theorising has stressed the fact that gender roles in family life have become increasingly equal since the 1950s The 1950s – The Traditional Nuclear Family and Segregated Conjugal Roles In the 1950s, Sociologists such as Talcott Parson’s (1955) … Continue reading

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Explaining the increase in family and household diversity (part 2/3)

4. Feminism: Changing Gender Roles Liberal Feminists and Late Modernists would point to the increasing number of women going into work as one of the most important underlying structural shifts in Late Modern Society. Rather than needing to depend on … Continue reading

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