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Liberal feminists: Betty Friedan and Anne Oakley

Liberal feminists: Betty Friedan and Anne Oakley In this super-quick video we explore Betty Friedman and Anne Oakley’s liberal feminists views of the familyWhat do Liberal Feminist Believe? In 1966, Betty Friedan established the National Organization for Women (NOW), gaining support primarily from college-educated women. Aligned with liberal feminism, they advocated for legislative changes without […]

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Woodhead’s Theory of Religious Feminism

Woodhead’s Theory of Religious Feminism Linda Woodhead is a British sociologist and theologian who has studied religion and gender extensively. Her research focuses on how religious beliefs can be used to promote women’s liberation, and she has contributed significantly to the understanding of religious feminism. In particular, her work has focused on the hijab, or […]

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Gender Differences in Crime – Chivalry Thesis

The Chivalry Thesis: Examining Gender Differences in Crime In 1950, sociologist Edmund Pollak coined the concept of the chivalry thesis —state that as most criminal justice agents like magistrates and judges and police officers are mainly men, they are also socialised to act in a chivalrous way towards women. While there is some evidence to support this thesis, […]

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Exploring the Concept of Toxic Masculinity: A-Level Sociology Explanations

Exploring the Concept of Toxic Masculinity The term ‘toxic masculinity‘ was first coined by sociologist Shepard Bliss in the late 1980s. It has since become a widely accepted concept, used to describe masculine behavior that is deemed harmful to society or individuals. In this blog post, we’ll explore what toxic masculinity is and why it […]

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Sociology of Childhood: A-Level Sociology Explanation

This A-Level sociology article explains the sociology of childhood. When it comes to understanding childhood, sociological perspectives can provide an insightful view into how we as a society shape and are shaped by the experiences of our youth. Let’s take a look at two prominent sociological perspectives – Berry Mayall’s “New Sociology of Childhood” and […]

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Theory of Moral Panic and Deviance Amplification with Stanford Cohen

​Exploring the Theory of Moral Panic and Deviance Amplification with Stanford Cohen In 1972, Stanford Cohen introduced the concept of the Theory of Moral Panic and deviance amplification in his book Folk Devils and Moral Panics. This theory argues that a certain group or type of behavior can receive disproportionate media attention, leading to widespread condemnation […]

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