How can you explain the theory of Radical-Feminism?
Radical-Feminism has been a pivotal theory that has dived straight into the issues of domestic violence, specifically towards women. Radical-Feminists have argued that the nuclear family and all relationships between men and women are being ruled by patriarchy. They attack broadly the Liberal-Feminists over paid work due to the exploitation and employment not being “Liberating,” and this continues to impact women who face the dark side of the family life. According to Atkinson “… violence towards women accounts for a sixth of all violent crime within society wither reported or not, and nearly 1 in 4 women will experience this domestic abuse within the family home…”. Radical-Feminists such as Delphi and Leonard have done extensive research into the topic of domestic violence towards women and have labeled the family home as an economic base which has been dominated by men for personal needs and gains from women. They believe that a society with the patriarchy unit as its foundation is the fundamental tool that serves as a cause for the larger societal values and the shared consensus that the members of each family adopt to conform and reciprocate the norms and values that have been handed down by the generations with a male-dominated society. Delphy and Leonard believe that women are providing sexual services for the men of the household by procreating and raising their children while the men go out to work, and it is with this unpaid labor that has led them to believe that women are continuing to be abused domestically. With their subjective research, Delphi and Leonard have supported their arguments with case studies of families in French farming communities compared with modern working-class communities with the United Kingdom.