marxist feminist theory on gender inequality

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marxist feminist theory

believe that capitalism is responsible for gender ineqaulity,
ray,
benston,
dual system theory,
triple system theory,
evaluation

ray

argued that capitalism created gender inequality because it benefits from keeping women at home as unpaid labourers

benston

capitalist ideologies justify treating women as there reserve army of labour hired and fired in times of economic growth and recession

dual systems theory - hakim

women are excluded from work which resulted in their dependency on men,
thus women have been forced to serve men,
through the role of a mother and the domestic role they are also serving capitalism providing free labour to maintain their exploited workers

triple systems theory - walby

women are restricted through the whole of society,
structure - oppression - exploitation,
she identifies the six structures of patriarchy as;
paid employment - household production - childcare - horizontal and vertical segregation - sexual double standards - acts of male violence - patriarchal laws passed

evaluation of marxist feminist theory

barrett,
reserve army of cheap labour theory doesnt explain why men and women do different jobs,
walby

barrett

believes that men as well as capitalism also benefit from the labour of their wives

walby

argues that women's inequality is not caused by roles in the family but by employers exploiting the work force as a whole through part time and full time labour organisation

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