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Marxist Feminismrejects the ideas and beliefs of liberal feminist. Three womenby the name of Elizabeth Moulds, Nicole Rafter and Eleena Natalizia developedan association controversy that basically claimed women were receivingpreferential treatment within the criminal justice system (Moyer p.251). Thistheory came about in the late 1960’s in response to the masculine bias in theMarxist social theory. Moulds felt that the subordinate and oppressed positions ofwomen are the results of chivalry. The chivalry concept came about during theMiddle Ages; the women were the beneficiaries of the practice of chivalry. Inturn, Moulds feels this is where the oppression of women began, as well as therole the male is dominated. Moulds went on to say women have had to pay a highprice for this “chivalry”, as far as being treated unequal and unjust as it relates tocareers all the way to crimes committed. According to these women, the criminaljustice system has failed to meet there needs. They feel as though the criminaljustice system oppresses women through its failure to respond to issues thatpertain to women; issues such as, wife abuse, incest, rape amongst other things.Radical Feminismsees male power and privilege as the root cause of all socialrelations, inequality and crime. Radical feminist in criminology have beenconcerned with the victimization of women and male violence. A lady by thename of Elizabeth Stanko was one of the strongest advocates for this way ofthinking. Stanko states because women aren’t able to predict when a man will

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