Essay on Feminist Theories and Uttar Predash

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Feminist Theories and Uttar Predash
Sociology 100 McLaughlin

In the world, men and women are treated differently. Men and women have different roles and responsibilities, relations, and identities. Men are perceived as the dominant and in-charge person of the two. Men are usually the head of household and make the important decisions for the family. Women are perceived as the submissive person and are under-appreciated. Many women realized this and began to stand and fight against the stereotypical view of women. From this, the feminist theory derived. The feminist theory is a generalized, wide-ranging system of ideas about social life and human experience developed from a woman-center perspective. The feminist theory
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This theory believes gender differences exist due to the conforming of appropriate behavior. Gender inequality takes gender difference one step further, stating that women’s perspectives and experiences in situations are not only different from that of men, but are also unequal to that of men. Gender inequality can be broken down into the subgroups of liberal feminism and rational choice feminism. Liberal feminism argues that women are equal to men and that gender inequality exists because of the history of patriarchal rule and the sexist division of labor. Liberal feminists believe that gender inequality can be fixed if the division of labor is reconfigured. Rational choice feminism states that women make rational decisions, but who have more institutional constraints and more pressing opportunity costs than men. Gender oppression takes gender inequality one step further, stating that women not only have different perspectives of situations and that those perspectives are under-valued to that of men, but that women are repeatedly oppressed, restrained, subordinated, molded, used, and abused by men. Gender oppression is a result of patriarchy, the system that men use to subjugate women, and domination, the relationship where men (dominant party) succeed in making women the subordinate party. This leads to men using women as instruments and allowing men to believe

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