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Unformatted text preview: Gender Oppression Women are oppressed , not just different from or unequal to, but actively restrained, subordinated, molded, and used and abused by men Psychoanalytic feminism Radical feminism Gender Oppression Domination Any relationship in which one party (individual or collective) - the dominant - succeeds in making the other party (individual or collective) - the subordinate - an instrument of the dominant's will, and refuses to recognize the subordinate's independent subjectivity Patriarchy A system in which men subjugate women. It is universal, pervasive in its social organization, durable over time and space, and triumphantly maintained in the face of occasional challenge Psychoanalytic Feminism An effort to explain patriarchy through the use of reformulated theories of Freud and his successors in psychoanalytic theory Mens Fear of Death Drives men to produce things that will outlast them -- e.g., art, wealth, weapons and science And to attempt to control the reproductive process by dominating women The Tension Between Individuation and Recognition In Early Childhood Development Males Attempt to resolve this tension by separating from their mothers too rapidly The result is an over individuated personality which can only achieve recognition of others through acts of control and domination Females...
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