The Women’s Liberation Movement did not proceed unopposed and received many critics in Australian society. The movement was criticised because it was perceived as an ideological movement that depicts history as story of male oppression and that the role of women in the family as a housewife was one of the causes of the oppression. Oppositions of the movement portray women liberationists as selfish, aggressive and solely motivated by their desire to revolutionise society the way they want.
Surprisingly, criticism of Women’s Liberation Movement was not solely from men. Young women were prepared to question the feminist cause, even though they demanded equality with men. Other opponents claimed the success of the Women’s Liberation Movement disadvantaged men.