Radical Feminism

Discipline: Political Science

Theory of the primacy of sexual division and oppression in human society.

The most widely found division of advantage, power, and material well-being is between men and women. This system of oppression, termed patriarchy, is not derived from other systems such as capitalism but is distinct from them.

In consequence, women should organize on their own for the overthrow and transformation of the existing order.

Source:
Maggie Humm, The Dictionary of Feminist Theory (London, 1989)

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