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Victoria Fillat Max Gallo Feminist Theory Question 7 Midterm Women have long been seen as second-class citizens living in a man’s  world. However different Feminist theories have evolved as way to answer  female’s cry of injustice. All of these theories offer valid ideas and approaches to  try and remedy women’s place in the world. But few theories keep the issue of  race and ethnicity in mind while theorizing. Specifically Marxist Feminism and  Multicultural Feminism neglect to address the problems women of color face if  these theories were to come to life.  For Marxist Feminist Theorists the underlying idea is that capitalism is  equivalent to power. In order for women to achieve any sort of equality,  America’s capitalistic ideology must change. According to Marxist the more  capital a person obtains the more powerful they become. Marxist Feminism also 
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draws attention to the linkage between capitalism and patriarchy, and for good  reason. Patriarchy has basically created two classes based on gender, the male  class and the female class. Women are statistically paid less than male counter  parts, ultimately making them the lower less powerful class. Men leave women  with jobs like teaching, nursing, and assisting that are extremely underpaid, when 
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