Radical Feminism

Radical feminism opposes patriarchy, not men. Patriarchy is defined as a social system in which the father is the head of the family and men have authority over women and children. Radical feminists believe that patriarchy is used to oppress women. They oppose existing political and social organization in general because most of them started from patriarchy. They support cultural change that undermines patriarchy."Radical" meaning "going to the root" is used to describe this type of feminism because they believe that patriarchy is the root of the problem.