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date: 17 June 2024

liberal feminism 

A Dictionary of Gender Studies

Gabriele Griffin

One of the strands of *feminism that emerged as a political position named liberal feminism in the 1970s and 1980s, though it has prior antecedents. Liberal feminism centres on equality in the public sphere between women and men, to be achieved through legal changes. Its primary aim is to enable equal access for women to education, health provision, and the workplace. Issues concerned with the private sphere are less focused on here. Liberal feminists have been critiqued for their heteronormative investment and lack of challenge to patriarchy as an institution.... ...

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