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This lesson first provides a general definition of feminism.
Then, four specific types of feminism are discussed and defined, including liberal feminism, socialist
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Radical feminists note that this traditional dichotomy maintains men as economically in power over women, and therefore, the traditional family structure should be rejected.

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Radical feminism is the most extreme form. The second type of feminism, called socialist

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feminism, is slightly less extreme but still calls for major social change. Socialist feminism is a movement that calls for an end to capitalism

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through a socialist reformation of our economy.
Basically, socialist feminism argues that capitalism

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strengthens and supports the sexist status quo because men are the ones who currently have

Socialist feminism calls for an end to capitalism

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power and money. Those men are more willing to share their power and money with other men, which

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means that women are continually given fewer opportunities and resources. This keeps women under the

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control of men.
In short, socialist feminism focuses on economics and politics. They might point out the fact that in the
United States women are typically paid only $0.70 for the exact same job that a man would be paid a

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dollar for. Why are women paid less than men for the same work? Socialist feminists point out that this difference is based on a capitalist system.
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