The shift into the new millennium established the growth of post-feminism, assuming feminism redundant and no longer locally relevant (Dosekun 2015, p. 967). After discussing feminism, its history and achievements, and the growth of post-feminism, this essay will argue that feminism remains relevant in the 21st century. In identifying that there is yet to be a universal construct of feminism, which supports the needs and experiences of all women globally, and that different forms of gender inequality still exists in countries worldwide, this essay will prove the continuing relevance of feminism in the 21st century, as an ever evolving aspect essential in contemporary times.
Feminism emerged at the turn of the 20th century, having a profound impact upon the world (Eyadat 2013, p.360) as a political and social movement advocating legal and socio-economic equality for all women (Makofane 2003, p.109). Feminism offered a framework for developing a worldview reg...
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...he 21st century while women still experience different forms of inequalities and will continue to be relevant until no person is coerced by gender inequalities (Winston et al. 2012, p.266).
In conclusion, feminism, while a presently contradicted concept, is and continues to be relevant in 21st century society. Gender inequality and patriarchal oppression remain significant contemporary issues experienced by women globally, with feminism activism necessary as a preventative measure. Feminism evolves to address contemporary needs and is relevant in the 21st century while inequalities remain unaddressed and will remain relevant as men and women strive for intersectional inclusivity, establishing a universal feminism (suiting diverse global needs), and continue uniting forces with other social movements to promote equality, liberation and improved opportunities for all.
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