Liberal Feminists perspectives of the Family. By Saima and Reem
Political, Legal and social changes. • Vote • Equal pay • Sexual discrimination • Rights and Inheritance • Rape • Domestic violence • Childcare • Quality of family.
How far do Liberal Feminists agree that each of the previous changes has been significant in improving women's lives?
Criticisms of Liberal Feminism: • Husbands and fathers still not greatly involved in housework. • ‘Cosy view’ of liberal feminism. • Women's earnings.
One last important point….. Overall, liberal feminists reject the notion that family life are reflections of the economic structure of society. They believe that the cultural and social aspects of male/female inequality are central to an understanding of the issues.