Difference Between Sexism And Marxism

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Another theory is Marxism. Marxism is concerned with capitalism and approaches to power are distinctive in focusing on its relation to class domination in capitalist societies. Power is linked to class relations in economics, politics, and ideology (Jessop, 2004). Marxism is also concerned with “the motor in a capitalist society, the mode of production that provides for material needs...the key aspect of this sphere, the private ownership of the means of production that pivots around the exploitation of productive labour” (Smith & Riley, 2011). According to Smith and Riley (2011) this is a materialist understanding of society for it sees the division between the owners and workers as necessary to generate wealth and income. This means that there has to be a division in which exploitation operates. Marx sought the answers to questions such ‘Why some are rich and others poor?’, ‘Does things have to ve this way in our society?’, by trying to …show more content…
The power of dominance of male is making the female poplulation to suffer and their human rights are being oppresed. This inequality was shown with the data regarding how many women are being victimized by men in workplace. Marxism is also present in a hierarchical context, between those who own and who labour. This shows how women with lower status than men are very easy to be targeted by the dominant group which is the male population because these men think that they somehow own women because they work for them. Mitchell (1971) suggests that the position of women in the society under capitalist conditions is combined in a unit, which is family, and structures such sexuality, reproduction, and socialization are combined all together to be defined as the “woman’s world” while the structure of production defines the “man’s

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