The world has been transformed by neoliberalism. Many liberal thinkers now believe that from the workplace to the home, society is converging on equality. In this course, Beatrix Campbell attacks this pervasive myth, arguing that violence, power hierarchies and inequality are inevitable in the emerging sexual settlement. Neoliberalism and neopatriarchy dominate our culture, but they are not absolute. Are there alternatives?
By the end of the course, you will have learned:
- the conditions of women being allowed into the world of work
- how the patriarchy responded to the equal pay act
- the evidence that modern men are more progressive
- the impact of the Murdoch media empire on equality
- the common thread between page three models and the burka
- what the emerging economies tell us about the future of equality
- why violence is a strategic resource for masculinity
- how violence reigns supreme in the new democracies of South America
- the fate of justice and equality in a neoliberal society.
As part of the course there are in-video quiz questions to consolidate your learning, discussion boards to have your say and suggested further readings set by Beatrix Campbell to stimulate a deeper exploration of the topic.