Interests of women and opposed to ones of men interests unite women to

Interests of women and opposed to ones of men

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Interests of women and opposed to ones of men -interests unite women to sisterhood -class and race differences -women should struggle together to achieve liberation Family and sexuality defined as major forms of pat. Domination Kate millet rad. Lib. fem. -relationships of family or tribe used to be a point of pat. Structures -main principle of pat. 1.male shall dominae female 2.male dominate young male -definies pat. As dominance of older male -as long as relations in family based on power, they will be political -pat and male dominance overrides class and race differentiations -e.g. class indienty might change, but will still be a woman in a pat. society -starts with childhood socialization, further enforced by education, religion and other societal mechanized -naturalized and normalized in society -women's unpaid home at work justified by “natural divisona and instincts” -use the idea that the woman loves her family so she feeds and cleans, the idea of enforced pat. Is hiding behind the ideal of love -pat. Rests upon economy and use of force Millet says we need to eliminate pat. -for liberation of women, male control needs to be eliminated -androgenous features, mix of masc and fem characteristics (solution) -family is a pat structure within a pat whole -socialization of pat starts at family -3 pat. Institutions : family, society and the state
-economic independence depends of possession of currency, a lot of work women do is unpaid or underpaid Pat. society in western world means that eve with “equality”, it is a society where women still have to be dependant on their male counterparts Radical Feminism Lecture Part 2 (Shoi): Firestone: reproductive role of women o Sexual/political subordination and male domination o Millet suggestion of freeing women of biological responsibilities are not sufficient Major biological/social revolution is needed Start from biology(reproduction), since started social subordination of women No need for women to send out signals for penetration Encourage mixture of masc. and fem. values o Androgyny: no way, women and men defined by patriarchy would not exist Millet o Androgyny: balance of best masc. and fem. qualities Radical Cultural (RC) feminists o Marilyn French Male domination main domination in society which leads to different -ism Nature domination =basic domination Natural constructs rather than social constructs (qualities of women) o Mary Dayle Refuses masc qualities 3 books, Beyond the God Father Focused on god as paradigm for all patriarchs Dethrone god or women can not be empowered as full persons Positive feminism values, must be separated from pathological excesses Must say no before starting the process of androgyny Gyn/Ecology Rejects androgyny Values are not independent from patriarchy, constructed by the system Wild female: beyond masc and female Abandon construct made by patriarchy; both masc and feminine Wild female: beyond masc and female Pure Lust Patriarchy has hidden the actual passions of women (joy, love, desire)

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