Radical Feminism In Organizations

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Introduction Organization today are seen as systems, that is a collection of interdependent parts. Move one part and you somehow influence all the other parts. Feminism is a sociological approach that views inequality in gender as central to all behaviour in organization, it clearly focuses on one aspect of inequality. Some radical feminist theories however, view the oppression of women as inevitable in all male dominated societies whether in capitalist, socialist or communist system (Irefin, Ifah, Bwala.2012:8). Organizational Studies and feminist theories were detached due to their distinctive areas. Organizational literature has been dominated by male academics to solve problems of male managers while feminist studies dealt mostly…show more content…
The feminist critique, rooted in critical theory, is well-suited to undertake such a discourse, particularly because much of the work in the human service is gendered (Patti, 2009:73). Woman constitute the majority of human services workers and yet men are more likely to assume the key administrative…show more content…
Radical feminism, its building on the notion of gender domination and repression, it has a distinctive conception of the organization and offers an alternative organizational form. As a results it has attracted particular attention in social welfare administration. Acker (1990) proposed that organizations are inherently gendered. They produce male domination through, (a) division along gender lines, (b) construction of symbols and images that explain and reinforce these division, (c) interaction between men and women including patterns of dominance, (d) production of gendered components of personal identity and expression in ongoing social
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