Feminist Theories

Feminist Theories - The Feminist Position on Prostitution...

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Radical Socialist Marxist Liberal Existentialist Source of Women’s Oppression Degrading Effects Coercive Effects of Prostitution Role of the Woman as a Prostitute Position on Decriminalization Prostitution Should Be Eradicated Sexual and procreative prac- tices. Men are socialized to have sexual desires while women are socialized to be submissive. Source of op- pression cultural not bio- logical, therefore changing attitudes is desirable. Social and psychological sources including sexual and procreative practices. Changing social and eco- nomic structurings desirable to eradicate oppression. Class distinctions, corrup- tion of wage labor, and capi- talism. Inequality of social free- doms. Improving individual liberties and rights are de- sirable. Inequality of social free- doms. The need for educa- tion and reason to prevail as a solution. Improve society by promoting equal treat- ment between the sexes. Inequality of social free- doms. The need for educa- tion and reason to prevail as a solution. Improve society by promoting equal treat- ment between the sexes. Prostitution is equated to be on the level of rape. Prosti- tution is slavery. All women are affected by the coercive, exploitative, and oppressive inclinations of men towards women. Coercion has cul- tural derivations rather than bioligical ones. Women are coerced into de-
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