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


Gender stereotypes 


Equality of opportunity 

Political equality 

Legal equality 

Reserve army of labour 

Gender equality 

Cultural feminism


Otherness Equality and difference feminism