Theories of Gender Oppression. Chapters 12 and 13.
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Chapters 12 and 13
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Given assumptions about rationality, the following propositions exist:
a) Neutral state exists so that it can control inevitable conflict that will occur due to rational people pursuing their best interest
b) Education ensures that people will act rationally rather than based on emotions (such as bias, racism, sexism, etc).
1) Marx and Historical Materialism
2) Marxism –
A) Assumptions of human nature
species being – given that production and reproduction are fundamental….
Class is relational
Capitalism causes: exploitation, alienation, false consciousness, hegemony
State and other institutions are tools of capitalists.
Hegemony is a tool capitalists use to maintain power.
C) Policy to end oppression: ?
D) Marx’s problem about other oppression besides class.
Men and women control women through:
Controlling Motherhood (and devalue it)
State helps in control by failing to write laws or writing laws that allow men to control women’s bodies and role in society.
C) Solutions -- Allow women to control motherhood and sexuality.