The responibilties in the family are allocated to their sex gender. Evaluation of the Liberal Feminist Perspective on the Family Sommerville recognises that significant progress has been made in both public and private life for women It is more appealing to a wider range of women than radical ideas It is more practical — the system is more likely to accept small policy changes, while it would resist revolutionary change Difference Feminists argue that this is an ethnocentric view — it reflects the experiences of mainly white, middle class women.
The traditional mindset of the public in countries like India and Nepal is ever resilient, even among the ones with high influencing powers; policy makers and employers.
Evaluations — To what extent are gender roles becoming more equal? She hurriedly gets into her work clothes skimming through the notes to the presentation she is supposed to deliver at work today.
Somerville argues that many young women do not feel entirely sympathetic towards feminism yet still feel some sense of grievance. This changed the lives and roles of each gender, for good and bad. As more and more women enter the professional world, they are not only exposed to the same work environment as men, but also to unique pressure created by the multiple roles and conflicting gender norms of the society.
After waking them up, helping them get ready and finally seeing them off, she again returns to the kitchen to prepare coffee and another set of breakfast for her husband and herself. This means that gender roles are learnt rather than determined by biology, and the most significant institution where we are socialised into our appropriate roles and norms of behaviour is the family.