Contemporary Conflict In Feminism

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A contemporary conflict is one in which focuses on social, political and material inequality between social groups. The contemporary conflict in which I have chosen to talk about is feminist theory. The feminist theory arises from the issues of social, political and economic imbalance between men and women and the struggle of equality for women in society. Gramsci’s concept of hegemony is that there is not one dominant class but a constant shifting and interrelation of different social classes. Gramsci views hegemony as a co-existing of two dominant classes, one who seeks and contain mannerism and behaviour within the subject and limits they set in accordance with their interest and then the second dominate group or subordinate group who seek…show more content…
The main concern of Gramsci is the possibility of a new culture, a new hegemony and a new civilisation. In order to re-establish hegemony it also means to re-settle our world. A new hegemony means making settlements that involve political, ethical, culturally and centrally economic and environmental. The contemporary conflict feminism which is a term that is most important yet most challenged in the culture analysis of feminism can be analysed against Gramscis concept of…show more content…
Feminism is a movement to end sexism, sexist exploration and oppression. The movement is not about being anti- male but a clear problem of sexism. It is not a system of giving women more rights but to alter the way society sees women and to bring an end to patriarchy and sexism. In our era, it is a time where different ideologies and groups struggle for domination which is very evident in the equality of women. Women struggled to fit into a ‘world of the male’ which was centrally domination, power and sexism. A vision of liberation for women was one which captured the public imagination as representing women as wanting what men had. For women to represent themselves as an activist feminist it was important for them to confront their own sexism towards other women and to be completely accepting of each other and this could help push towards the direction of feminist movement could shift to a focus on equality in the work force and confronting male domination and this is how gramscis defines hegemony as a process of domination. Whereby one set of ideas subverts or co-opts another (Gramsci, 1971) and this is what was happening in society, the male population exerts leadership over the female
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