Feminism has grown greatly for the last 40 years. Feminist theory is only a small part of a very large feminism movement. This theory gives a perspective for better understanding human behavior in the social environment by centering women and problems that women faces in contemporary society. Feminist methodology seeks to assess knowledge-generating strategies in terms of their correctness for feminist research. Historically, feminist research developed the theories and objects of investigation to a focus on women.
It happened so that sociology has male construction and language refers to a world “man” instead of human and thus “mankind instead of humankind. That is why using “man” both for men and women perfectly shows who is active and who is controlled. According to social studies, most scholars define three types of feminism, liberal, socialist, and radical. Liberal fights for gender equality. Socialists identify capitalism as the main reason of gender inequality. Radical feminists consider gender inequality as the main divisive feature of all human societies. Feminists argue about the fact that families become a part of the political realm and thus affect the justice. Feminist consider families as neither pre-political nor non-political. But they take into consideration the fact the family affects the development of future citizens.
Feminists writing on the family and reproduction are versatile. Their methods force political philosophy to take into account the importance of the family for social justice. But at the same time they take another field. It is interesting that such practice as vitro fertilization, commercial surrogacy, and egg and gamete markets are rather unregulated. It happened historically that men affect women’s bodies, especially in the questions of reproduction. Adoption is also allowed in most cases only for full families. Feminism methodology is pointed to change such situation.
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