Feminism


Different types of feminism:

• liberal feminism − sees individualism as the basis of gender equality

• socialist feminism − believes that gender inequality stems from economics and that capitalism creates patriarchy

• radical feminism − believes that the biggest problem facing society is gender inequality

• post-modern feminism – argues that patriarchy manifests in different ways depending on a woman’s race, class etc.

Key Terms

Public sphere Private sphere Essentialism Gender stereotypes

Discrimination Equality of opportunity Political equality Legal equality Reserve army of labour Gender equality Cultural feminism Reformist Otherness Equality and difference feminism Intersectionality