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Why Women are Oppressed Anna G. Jónasdóttir

Why Women are Oppressed

Anna G. Jónasdóttir

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ISBN : 9781566391115
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298 pages
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Why Women are Oppressed offers a much-needed radical feminist perspective on the political conditions of sexual love. Recognizing that sexual life always exists in definite socioeconomic contexts, Anna G. Jónasdóttir develops a theory thatMoreWhy Women are Oppressed offers a much-needed radical feminist perspective on the political conditions of sexual love. Recognizing that sexual life always exists in definite socioeconomic contexts, Anna G. Jónasdóttir develops a theory that elucidates the question: Why does mens social and political power persist even in Western societies where women have socioeconomic equality? Throughout, Jónasdóttir gives empirical relevance to her theorizing. She cites situations in various spheres of society where men and women compete and where men come out as winners for no obvious reason other than their malehood. Her account of women as loving caretakers for men, rather than desiring, interested subjects in reciprocally erotic relations stirs debate about womens needs and interests.