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Feminists believe that women are treated unfairly due to their gender. They focus on gender inequalities in society, and believe women are subordinated by men. There are different types of feminists and each of them focus on particular topics. ‘Liberal feminism focuses on eqal right; radical feminism focus on the sex war and separitism 9they see patriarch as billt into the structure of society); marxist feminism focuses on the impact of capitalism’ (Bryant, 2010).
In the early 19th century parents found it unnecessary to educate their daughters as they were destined to become housewives in the future. Education was compulsory only until the age of 10 and women weren’t permitted to go to university but feminists fought for their admission and eventually the University of London began accepting women from 1878 (Fulcher and Scott, 2003) . This was a great achievement for feminists.
Gender affects subject choice and directs individuals towards different careers. After the national curriculum was introduced in the 1980’s gender difference reduced as boys and girls were given the same curriculum up until the age of 16. However, this didn’t get rid of gender issues from the curriculum because at A-level traditional gender differences resurfaced.
As shown in the statistics on my poster (Storey, 2010), girls are now performing better in GCSE’s than boys. This could be due to the creation of programmes such as GIST (girls into science and technology), or the increasing awareness of gender issues in school could have made an impact (Fulcher and Scott, 2003). In addition to this, the increasing employment of women has helped to encourage parents to educate their girls and have raised girl’s expectancy’s. But the decline of old-fashioned male jobs has made many boys lose interest in education (Fulcher and Scott, 2003).
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