Critical Feminism In Social Work

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Critical feminism in social work was developed in the 1970’s as a response to emerging radical social movements of the time. ‘The core mission of critical social work is to promote social justice through social work practice and policy-making” (Healy, 2001). Critical feminism is a practice theory that prioritises the analysis of social structures and promotes collective action against injustice. Critical feminism challenges modern policy-making and welfare practice, as critical social workers ‘question liberal humanist notions of rationality, individual agency and operation of power’ (Healy, 2014).

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