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  • Feminism Theory
    • Structural Theory
      • Structuralism is an idea based on the assumption that the actions of humans are structured by the social environment.
    • Conflict Theory
      • There is conflict in society due to the oppression of women by men.
      • Believes society is based on inequalities between men and women
    • Liberal Feminists
      • Liberal feminists aim for equality between the sexists.
      • Males are supposed to be masculine and females, feminine.
        • LF want to minimise this gap between masculine and feminine e.g. all females and males should be paid the same.
      • They argue that slow progression using legislation and social campaigns and changes. is the way forward to achieve equality.
      • LF seeks to improve women's positions within existing structures  of society,
        • Such as equal education and job opportunities, equal pay, freedom from discriminationand bodily autonomy.
      • A03
        • Liberal feminism has achieved a lot for women; gave women the right to vote in the 1930s/ fought for equal pay in the UK (Equal Pay Act 1970).
        • Liberal feminism seeks to resolve legal inequalities between men and women.
        • Legal changes do not ensure equality; for example, the gender pay gap still exists despite laws abolishing it.
        • Ethnocentric - as it does not consider the oppression of women of colour, WC women, and women belonging to other minority groups.
    • Post modernist feminism
      • PMF take an interactionist micro perspective and seeks to soften the emphasis on gender differences between men and women
      • Women are exploited by many different things in postmodern society because all women are very different and have very different identities.
      • AO3
        • They recognise diversity between women which the others do not
        • Ignore similaries between women
        • Too much division which make change more difficult
    • Intersectional feminism
      • The  patriarchy affects women in many different ways depending on race, culture, religion, social class, sexuality, and physical abilities.
      • It seeks to examine how different social structures interact affect different women  this way, general ideas about oppression and solutions for gender equality are avoided.
      • AO3
        • IF are likely to resonate with many women if they feel the feminist narrative includes them.
        • The rise of IF may make it more difficult to propose solutions for gender inequality as they may not be universally applicable.


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