Feminism/Radical Feminism

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Radical feminism is a form of feminism that views systematic male privilege (known as patriarchy) as the foremost form of oppression, and as a wide-ranging problem at the root of society that requires appropriately radical (from latin radix, root) solutions. Radical feminists do not see rape as a one-off occurrence but as a shockingly commonplace event manifesting the overall dominance of men over women. Radical feminists reject prostitution and pornography as turning women into mere objects for male pleasure.