1. Functionalist/Conservative Solutions to the Problem of Gender Inequality
a. Although women and men have different gender roles, this does not
necessarily mean that gender inequality exist.
b. In daytoday life gender differences can contribute to the problems that at
least some women face.
c. The primary solution to problems arising from gender differences is to be
found in better education and in the strengthening of existing.
2. Conflict/Liberal Solutions to the Problem of Gender Inequality
a. Conflict based theorists view elimination of all genderbased
discrimination as the primary solution for gender inequality.
i. They strongly disagree with functionalist/conservative ideas.
b. They use a Marxist approach state that gender equality will come only
when capitalism and patriarchy are abolished.
i. Capitalism exploits women in the workplace.