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How do feminists view society?

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When was the first wave of feminism?

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3

What do feminists mean by 'malestream' sociology?

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From what viewpoint do feminists examine society?

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What are liberals concerned with?

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What is reformism?

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Briefly explain the following type of change proposed by liberal feminists:
- Laws and policies

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Briefly explain the following type of change proposed by liberal feminists:
- Cultural change

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9

Define sex.

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Define gender.

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Briefly explain the ways in which gender can vary between cultures and over time. Use an example to illustrate your answer.

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12

According to liberal feminists, how are sexists attitudes and stereotypical beliefs transmitted?

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What are the two ways through which liberal feminists believe society will progress towards gender equality?

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14

Briefly outline instrumental roles.

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Briefly outline expressive roles.

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16

According to Parsons, which 'roles' are the domain of men and which of women?

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In what way do liberal feminists disagree with Parsons' view of gender roles?

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18

Why might liberal feminism be seen as a consensus approach?

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What aspects of society have liberal feminists highlighted in their research?

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20

Why are liberal feminists accused of being over-optimistic?

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21

Define patriarchy.

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22

Briefly explain the three claims made by radical feminists.

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What do radical feminists mean by sexual politics?

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24

How does the example of women not going out alone at night illustrate patriarchal power?

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25

According to radical feminists, in what way does patriarchy construct sexuality? Give an example to illustrate your answer.

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26

Briefly outline the following solution to women's oppression proposed by radical feminists:
- Separatism

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27

Briefly outline the following solution to women's oppression proposed by radical feminists:
- Consciousness-raising

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28

Briefly outline the following solution to women's oppression proposed by radical feminists:
- Political lesbianism

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29

Why do Marxists criticise radical feminists?

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30

What other social factors does radical feminism ignore?

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