Sylvia Wallby in her book” Theorizing Patriarchal” mentions about the four different forms of feminism


Sylvia Wallby in her book” Theorizing Patriarchal” mentions about the four different forms of feminism. Liberal feminism argues that they share same rational human nature as men so they demand of equal right to women education and employment, and change in the sexist attitudes which are traditional and unresponsive to react change. They argue on equal emphasize of opportunities deserving chance for developing women’s rational and moral potentialities. Radical feminism is the analysis of gender inequality in which men as a group dominate female as another group where men are benefited of the subordination of women. Radicalism refers this system as patriarchy and is not the product of capitalism. Sexual practice is seen to be socially constructed around male’s desire and is a major site of male domination over women; through which male impose his notion of feminist on women. Male violence is seen as a part of system of controlling women. Marxism feminism considers gender inequality derived from capitalism and to be constituted as an independent system of patriarchal. Men’s domination over women is the byproduct of capital’s domination over labor. The class relation and economic exploitation of one class by other central features of social structures and these determines the nature of gender relationship. Dual systems theory is the synthesis of radical feminist and Marxist theory which analyzes the contemporary gender inequality as a result of the structure as a capital and patriarchal. Patriarchy provides a system of control and law and order while capitalism provides a system of economy in the pursuit of profit (3-5). She argues that paid work, patriarchal relations within the household, Patriarchal culture, sexuality, male violence towards women and the state are the six patriarchal structures to restrict women and help to maintain male domination.