The Monthy Python's The Meaning Of Life

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In the Monthy Python’s ‘The Meaning of Life’ opening scene, after giving a birth, woman asks doctor: ‘A boy or a girl?’, ‘I think it's too early to start imposing roles on it, don't you think?’, doctor replies. However humorous, that quotation shows that gender still is one of major social divisions which to huge extent determines most aspects of our lives. Even nowadays women do not have equal opportunities, with an example of The United Kingdom, where ‘Only 12 per cent of vice chancellors are female, 9 per cent of national newspapers editors, 7 per cent of senior police officers,..., 18 per cent of MPs’ (Abbot in Payne 2006:91)'. Feminist thought raises important questions of why does situation occur and how can it be changed. This essay attempts to show how feminism have challenged mainstream, originally constructed from the men’s perspective, sociology and how does it try to change patriarchal society . To fully understand discussed topic, concept of feminism should be clarified. It might refer to social, cultural and political movements, theories and moral philosophies concerned with gender inequalities. Interestingly, feminism takes a form in a variety of disciplines, not necessarily related with social sciences. That include feminist history, feminist literally…show more content…
All of them look on a society on a macro scale, generalising their ideas about males and females relations with relation the entire society. However all of above approaches agree upon the patriarchal construction of society, they vary with its reasons and come out with different solutions. It is commonly assumed that among three main feminist theories are liberal feminism, Marxist feminism and radical
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