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Feminism Essay

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Feminists believe that women are treated unfairly due to their gender. They focus on gender inequalities in society, and believe women are subordinated by men. There are different types of feminists and each of them focus on particular topics. ‘Liberal feminism focuses on eqal right; radical feminism focus on the sex war and separitism 9they see patriarch as billt into the structure of society); marxist feminism focuses on the impact of capitalism’ (Bryant, 2010).
In the early 19th century parents found it unnecessary to educate their daughters as they were destined to become housewives in the future. Education was compulsory only until the age of 10 and women weren’t permitted to go to ...view middle of the document...

Feminists believe that religion is oppressive for women and suggest that women from strong religious cultures aren’t treated fairly and have fewer opportunities (Bryant, 2010). Julie burchill (2001) famously suggested the veil worn by Muslim women is a mobile prison and a symbol of oppression for Muslim women. However, Leila Ahmed (1992) argued that the veil is a symbol of liberation which allows Muslim women to mix in modern society whilst keeping their modesty and culture intact (Moore et al, 2009). 
Feminists argue that the family legitimises and recreates inequalities amongst men and women. They suggest the reason why women are oppressed is because they are socialised to be reliant on men, and disagree with the functionalists ‘march of progress view’ arguing that society remains unequal. Feminists believe marriage is patriarchal and that men benefit from wives. They use the unequal division of domestic labour as an example for this which suggests women undertake a ‘triple shift’ role within the home which consists of housework, paid...

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