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Hey,

I'm a 15 year old from England doing sociology coursework, and I really need a feminist opinion on socialization within the family, and how/if it causes gender inequality. If you could help me by giving me your opinion and full name or some websites I can look at, that would be great. Thanks for your time, keep up the inspirational work!!

Rach

Dear Rach,

I think the idea of socialism would go a long way toward eliminating gender inequalities, but I don't think that the reality has necessarily proven that to be true.

Many things that cause inequalities, like an imbalance in income, in responsibilities in the home, in access to resources, etc.. are eliminated or minimized by socialism. For instance, one of the contributing factors to gender inequality is that women often have two jobs -- one inside the home and one outside the home. With a socialized system child care is mandated, as are practices that encourage both parents to take a more active role in their children lives or their lives outside of work (like mandatory maximum work weeks, etc...) This takes the pressure off of women from having to do everything. But socialism certainly hasn't cured gender inequalities.

I hope this helps

-Amy

 

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