Analysis Of The Feminist Movement

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“Imagine living in a world where there is no domination, where females and males are not alike or even always equal, but where a vision of mutuality is the ethos shaping our interaction. Imagine living in a world where we can all be who we are, a world of peace and possibility.” (Feminism is for everybody, page 8). This particular quote from the assigned reading really spoke to me. How amazing would it be to live in a world where no one group dominates another, or more importantly no one group discriminates one another. Obviously, just as bell hooks’ said following this quote, the feminist movement cannot do all of this alone. There are so many other things going on in the world that need attention as well, such as racism, class exclusivity, and imperialism. Over the past few years I have become more informed on the feminist movement and the assigned reading only heightened my…show more content…
This makes me think back on the movie we watched last week, Iron Jawed Angels and when Ida Wells-Barnett asked Alice Paul if the colored women could walk with the white women during the parade. In this scene in the movie Alice was unsure on whether to let them walk along side them because they were already fighting one fight and didn’t want to make it more complicated I suppose. Watkins also included that although many black women were active feminist movement at its start, they did not attract a lot of attention in the media solely because they were black. I find this bothersome, a person should not be considered any less of a person no matter the color of their skin or their gender. Of all the groups of people to understand this, I would have thought that the white women involved in the feminist movement would have protested along side the black women. We are all searching for the same thing, equality. That is why feminism is for
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