Annie Lennox said, “We all fight over what the label ‘feminism’ means but for me it’s about empowerment. It’s not about being more powerful than men – it’s about having equal rights with protection, support, justice. It’s about very basic things.” This quote summarizes the true meaning of feminism. It also addresses the goals of feminism; not to be more powerful than men, but to be equals. According to Merriam Webster dictionary, feminism is “the theory of the political, economic, and social equality of the sexes.” However, feminism is more than equality between genders.
The feminist philosophy, on the other hand, preaches equality purely in legal and political rights. A number of conservative feminists believe the battle for equal rights was won when in 1928 women were enfranchised (British History Oxford, 2007). It caused social transformation in Britain and liberated women. This philosophy is relevant in modern society because it can be beneficial in any country where women experience hard ship due lack of legal equality. Further legislation aimed at improving equality in the UK needs to consider possible side effects, and should promote equality for all.
However, feminist women are sta... ... middle of paper ... ...and political equality for both sexes is a feminist. I surely believe all feminists are strong and need to speak out on their behalf to what they think in the world. Women should not be kept hidden due from man's masculinity. Works Cited Kim, Sandra. "Why Everyday Feminism Is For Everyone."
Women in the State The purpose of this paper is to define the different types of feminism and describe whether there is still potential for a unified consensus among the different feminist groups. The four main types of feminism can be separated into the following categories: liberal, radical, socialist and identity. These types of feminism may be easily divided academically, but there are many aspects that people consider from all angles to form their own opinion. The following is a description and general understanding of the movements mentioned. First, the idea of liberal feminism sees all people as equal; therefore there should be equality for all.
Feminism is the movement towards women’s equality. It fights for equal rights in the social, political, cultural and economical aspects for women. Feminism also fights for equal opportunity for women in employment and education. A feminist is someone who advocates their support for women’s rights but is not restricted to only women; anyone who supports women’s rights and equality are feminists, including men. Feminism is not only about the females, it fights for gender equality for all.
Feminist’s are pioneering the way for women’s rights, challenging long standing cultural beliefs, creating greater access to education and the political arenas, and initiating change for new ideals. (Golmbisky 90) Many of the once male dominated fields of the workforce now include women based upon the efforts of individuals and a plethora women’s groups and organizations. (Golombskiy 93). The benefits accomplished through feminism are based on a number of ideas that have been philosophically embraced. The motto of the many different types of feminism stem around the concept of gender equivalency and for feminists this has translated into seeking gender equality.
As said by Gloria Steinem, “A feminist is anyone who recognizes the equality and full humanity of women and men.” Throughout the ages, the question of the relevancy of feminism has come and gone. From women arguing for voting rights, to women burning bras in the 60s. With each advancement proponent and opponents argue the same basic points. With all the equality that todays world affords us is the feminist movement still relevant? In order to answer the question we will look into what feminism actually is, the history, women today in households and the workplace, feminism today and role models.
But, these scholars see women being potentially more effective than men due to a considerable amount of experience acquired through nurturing and human relations. Consequently, they posit that women could be more proficient in conflict resolution and decision making. On the other hand, liberal feminist rejects the position of difference feminists. This school of thought does not believe that there is any difference between the male and the female. They see everyone as equals hence; they seek for an inclusion of women in all spheres of the society, ranging from being state leaders to female soldiers and every other domain.
Since then, feminism has branched out into other categories. There is liberal feminism who sees everyone as equal and believes in equality for everyone, radical feminism who believe all forms of oppression stem from male dominance, socialist feminism who focuses on working class women, etc. (n/a, N.. N.p.. Web. 27 Mar 2014. http://www.angelfire.com/tx2/amazonsociety/feminism.html).
Feminism is a theory or philosophy whereby women are to be equal economically, socially, and politically to men. It is a philosophy where women and their values and contributions are valued. In addition, it can also be described as a revolution whereby, men and women are to be equal without any boundaries. Women want to be respected by men in the society, and given a chance to explore their potentiality without any limitation and conditions whatsoever. Feminists are people who view the world as being equal regardless of age, gender, class and economic status.