The Personal is Political (Social (Solutions (SR: Revolution within a…
The Personal is Political
The family is used by men to oppress women
CPG: Girls are 'socialised' by their parents and toys/clothing into certain gender roles. The cycle continues
Women must stay at home as mothers
Makes them financially dependent on their husbands. Sexual favours must be used as rewards
Denies women from entering the world of work. High positions are reserved for men and allow for them to dominate domestic life
Women take their husband's surnames and become nothing more than their property
CPG/KM: All-women communes and political lesbianism will allow for women to escape the sexual oppression caused by men.
Shulasmith Firestone: Androgyny. Reproduction without male intervention
Laws should be introduced to help encourage women out of the private sphere eg. all-women shortlists (Labour and Lib-Dem party)
Women remain at home to do unpaid housework so men can concentrate on work in the wider world.
CPG: The sexual assets of women must be used to please the man they are financially dependent on.
Marxist feminists: Women act as a 'reserve army of labour' to be exploited to keep profits high. Owners exploit the gender pay gap that exists due to the social belief that women are less capable than men.
SR: Sexism predates capitalism. But marriage resembles feudalism where wives are like feudal serfs/slaves.
SR: Revolution within a revolution
An end to social conditioning (gender roles, marriage)