I will first develop the term I call Proto-traditional feminism that combines protofeminism and traditional feminism. Protofeminism is a term that says any person that advocates for treating women equally to men prior to the establishment of feminism in the 20th century is a protofeminist (Oxford Dictionary, 2014). Traditional feminism is a term that means, to demand that everyone should have the same rights and liberties regardless of their gender (Oxford Dictionary, 2014). Thus a proto-traditional feminist is someone who advocated for, and encouraged others to advocate...
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...hat he does not endorse equity for women who are weaker than men, but the proto-traditional feminist would not reject him. All in all, Plato presents several forward-thinking pro feminist ideologies that promote equality between men and women. Nevertheless, Plato does not endorse equity, and so he would not be considered a modern feminist. Yet, his role in promoting women in non-stereotypical roles and advocating for equality between sexes, regardless of his motivations, is pro (proto-traditional) feminism.
(1) "Definition of Feminism in English:." Feminism: Definition of Feminism in Oxford Dictionary (British & World English). N.p., n.d. Web. 28 Mar. 2014.
(2) Brown, Eric. "Plato's Ethics and Politics in The Republic." Stanford University. Stanford University, 01 Apr. 2003. Web. 28 Mar. 2014.
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