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