Feminist views on the role of the family


A level


5m 50s
Feminists, like Marxists are critical of the family and so in this podcast we look at a range of different feminists’ views on why the family can be oppressive for women.

1. Listen carefully to the podcast and make careful notes of key concepts and any key thinkers. 

2. Why is feminism not a ‘unified perspective’.

3. Identify key differences between radical and liberal feminist views on the family.

4. How might a feminist argument be used to challenge functionalist perspectives on the role of the family?

5. Identify a problem with the feminist view of the family.

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