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Feminism
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Themes in Feminist  Scholarship Centrality, normality, and value of women’s (and girls’)  experiences Gender is a basic organizing concept Social construction/exaggeration of differences Differences used to legitimize power relations between  women and men Attention to specific sociocultural and historical contexts Question the unitary notion of “the family”  Emphasis on social change Osmond & Thorne,1993
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Basic Tenants Gender/Sex is an organizing principle in society Meaning has been assigned to sex (social constructed =  gender) Men, as a group, have higher social status than do  women (Patriarchy) Individuals should work to change the power differentials  (Praxis) The crux of feminist theory is patriarchy
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Feminist Thought Starts with women’s experiences and recognition of and 
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