Topic 3 Μarxist feminist

As far as marxist-socialist feminism is concerned, this becomes apparent from the second feminist wave onwards. It claims that liberal feminist approaches seek to bring about change by working within the system, while the barriers to equality that women face are inherent in it. Gender inequality serves the ruling class and the status quo. A key reference point of marxist-socialist feminism is the social class. That is why it bases its educational analyses and claims in relation to gender on marxist analysis for the reproduction of social inequality and the division of labour. It studies the way in which the school legitimises and reproduces the hegemony of the bourgeoisie to the detriment of working-class children, as well as the patriarchal hegemony to the detriment of girls. Therefore, it was considered that either gender is fully integrated into the social order and therefore it is not studied separately, or that both patriarchy and capitalism are separate social structures with the same mechanisms of oppression (Frosi et al., 2001). Frosi et al. (2001, p. 8) used the term “capitalist patriarchy” to describe the situation in modern Western societies.