The Importance of Feminism in Society

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There are many definitions of feminism, but most importantly feminism should be considered as a tool to advocate for women's rights in politics, law, science and society in general. This is an important aspect of protection for women against inequality, insecurity and discrimination. Reasonable representations and arguments about women's ideology provide us a complete picture the nature of feminism. There are many stereotypes about feminism which describe feminism in a wrong way. So, what is feminism true meaning? Feminism reveals important aspects of feminism and women's perception of the quality and women’s ability to be equal to men and, even compete with them. Famous philosophers and feminists, Martha Nussbaum and Judith Butler suggest some feminist theories and explain the value of their theories.
Referring to Nussbaum’s theory about Objectification, in our “free” and “democratic” world, women still lack security and equality. There are still a lot of issues that needed to be studied and resolved about social perception of women. The paradox is that we are still facing racial intolerance, class struggle, sexual harassment and violence, but now they are more hidden. Following this statement’s concept we conclude that origin of women “inequality” has its roots in the distant past. It is impossible to find out about the original concept and causes of male dominance. Certainly, there might be some important reasons why men were always in charge; and those reasons were important for that time. For example, women could not survive long and hard hours of work on fields to grow food, and they were considered being housewives who should take care of their men and children. Hence, women needed men who could take care of them. On the ...

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... imprint on their behavior. Martha Nussbaum had studied men’s behavior concepts and she came up with a term “Objectification” which means consider a person not as an independent individual, but as on object.
Considering all the arguments of the essay we may conclude that feminism has very strong basis and I has to be seen as a tool for establishing the same political and legal norms for both, men and women. Referring the humans’ history, we see how many changes feminists implied to make the social culture change its attitudes towards women and how many feminists’ goals were achieved.

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Nussbaum, M. C. (1999). Sex and Social Justice. The New York Times.
Fitzgerald, L. F. (1993). Sexual harassment: Violence against women in the workplace. American Psychologist, 1070-1076.
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