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Feminism : Defining Radical Feminism

- ... The engagement of radical feminists with the state is seen as potentially futile as it is a large and public figure of male power and control. As said earlier, the family is another area where radical feminists see women are affected, as it is another area of male power and control. Traditional Ideologies or interpretations of romance and marriage are seen as tools used by patriarchy to support to heteronormativity and keep women under male control by keeping them reliant on men’s sexual attention and affection (Mandell, 2010: 22)....   [tags: Feminism, Feminist theory, Radical feminism]

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Feminism : Is Feminism Still Relevant?

- ... A student by the name of Britteny little stated in an article on feminism that “Many laws were passed in this period including Title IX, Women 's Educational Equity Act, the Pregnancy Discrimination Act of 1978, the criminalization of marital rape, and court decisions like Roe v. Wade. “ (Little, 2014) The third wave of feminism movement began in the 1990s and continues to this day. Many scholars and feminists have debated about what the definition and motives of the third wave are. Third wave of feminism is more global and multicultural, and include elements from many different movements such as anti-racism, womanism, and politics about transgender....   [tags: Feminism, Women's suffrage, Women's rights]

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Racism, Feminism, And Feminism

- ... Taylor accredited her change in opinion to her new friendship with HBO’s Girls writer, and star Lena Dunham. Lena Dunham is supposedly the powerful female voice of my generation, although she represents a very undiverse and narrow perspective on what it is to be a young female in Generation Y. Her television show Girls which was instantly praised by the media and has been called groundbreaking only represents privileged young white girls living in a very homogenized version of New York. New York City being one of the most diverse cities in the United States one would expect to see that displayed in a show that depicts what is supposed to be typical life there, but it took until season tw...   [tags: Gender, Transgender, Woman, Feminism]

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The Faults Of Feminism And Feminism

- ... Many women fail to realize that ingrained in men is a desire to protect and lead. By taking over men’s roles, they leave men not knowing exactly what should be done. Men make mistakes in leadership, that is not being argued, but when men are displaced from the position God has placed them in, they fall into sin and confusion. Likewise, women are meant to be the assistant. This role seems to be secondary, but it is just as necessary as the role of leader. To assist is not merely to follow blindly, as many women assume, it is to be an encourager and companion....   [tags: Feminism, Gender role, Gender, Women's suffrage]

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Feminism in "Top Girls" and "The Handmaid's Tale"

- Both Top Girls and The Handmaid’s Tale relate to contemporary political issues and feminism. Top Girls was written by Caryl Churchill, a political feminist playwright, as a response to Thatcher’s election as a first female British Prime Minister. Churchill was a British social feminist in opposition to Thatcherism. Top Girls was regarded as a unique play about the challenges working women face in the contemporary business world and society at large. Churchill once wrote: ‘Playwrights don’t give answers, they ask questions’, [6] and I think she is proving it in Top Girls: she brings up many tough questions over the course of the play, including what success is and if women’s progress in the w...   [tags: Feminism]

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Opposing Sides : Feminism And Anti Feminism

- Opposing Sides: Feminism and Anti-Feminism Throughout the twentieth century, there have been many drastic changes with regards to the political, vocational, and everyday lives of women. The woman’s overwhelming response to these changes formed two opposing forces known as the feminists and the anti-feminists. Feminists support the belief that women are equal to men in every facet of life and are not to be “brainwashed” into following a submissive housewife role. On the opposing side, anti-feminists believe that a woman’s responsibility is to be a homemaker and to take care of their children and families above other obligations....   [tags: Feminism, Gender, Gender role]

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Feminism And The Feminist Movement

- ... I understand many could relate their misunderstanding of the Feminist movements’ purpose to their background and family views, and everyone is influenced by the typically patriarchal mass media, yet feminism is for everybody and it is time to move past these roadblocks and gain support from all in the goal for equality. Since the Feminist movement began there has been conflict about what defines feminism and what groups of people feminism represents. During the second wave, Womanism developed because of a disappointment in feminism as it started to focus specifically on white, middle class woman....   [tags: Feminism, Feminist theory, Gender, Patriarchy]

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Feminism And The Feminist Movement

- ... We can see this trend in the Timeline of Legal History of Women in the United States, as only two Black women are mention at all. However despite its downfalls the feminist movement has outlasted many other social movements in history (Taylor et al). The piece "The Women 's Movement Persistence through Transformation" highlights how the changes within the movement and the reactions of society to feminism in general illustrate that we are advancing. The movement that has sustained various attacks continues to adapt and resurface, what some people refer to as 'new waves '....   [tags: Feminism, Feminist theory, Gender, Patriarchy]

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Feminism Is Not A Dirty Word

- ... However, radical feminism is not to be confused with misandry, which is the belief that women are superior to men, which in turn contradicts what feminism is all about.However, they are still working to make it a more leveled playing field. Finally a libertarian feminist, as said by the same source, “conceives of freedom as freedom from coercive interference. It holds that women, as well as men, have a right to such freedom due to their status as self-owners.” To me, libertarians are kinda a mix of the other two and is actually similar to liberal feminism....   [tags: Feminism, Feminist theory, Radical feminism]

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Feminism And The Feminist Movement

- ... “My head is badly organized file.” (9) The secretary demonstrated some depressed feelings; the poem was based on the body of the secretary who didn’t consider herself as a “Lady” but as a woman whose hands are like “rubber band”. Marge Piercy compared the secretary to the mindless piece of machinery. Marge Piercy influenced many young women to come forward and address the issue. One of them was, Carmen Cramer, who also supported the idea of women being neglected in the American Society, wrote secondary Source “Marge Piercy’s Fight in Woman on the Edge of Time”....   [tags: Charlotte Perkins Gilman, Feminism]

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Feminism And The Feminist Movement

- ... The result of the research indicated that people behaved according to their perceived gender stereotypes and they tend to exhibit negative attitudes toward female leaders. The existence of all these stereotypes revealed that feminism is still something that needs to be fought for. Nowadays, males still dominate the top positions in both political and business fields; for instance, most of the globalized company has male CEO (Smith, Smith, and Verner 2013). On the contrary, women are more concentrated in poorly paid occupation like office worker....   [tags: Gender, Feminism, Women's rights]

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How The English Languages Defines Feminism

- ... Pat Robertson, a firm anti-Feminist made, claims in her journal stating “The feminist agenda is not about equal rights for women. It is about a socialist, anti-family political movement that encourages women to leave their husbands, kill their children, practice witchcraft, destroy capitalism and become lesbians.” Word feminism began to evolve from this point. Words such as man hating patriarchy. Misogynist, femini-nazi thrived. The dictionary and connotative language of feminism is similar to when people speak about African Americans....   [tags: Feminism, Feminist theory, Radical feminism]

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Social Medi The Battleground For Feminism

- Social Media: The Battleground for Feminism If you thought that feminism died decades ago, think again. The F-word has been coming up a lot in social media in the past few years, which has led to conflict in surprising places in the movement. Not only has the movement run into issues with the freedom of being online but also with racial tensions between different groups of women. The Internet is now the battleground for racial issues that have been brought to the forefront in Feminism and shows no intentions of slowing down or cooling off....   [tags: Feminism, Third-wave feminism, Rhetoric]

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Feminism And The Feminist Movement

- ... The movement has provided women with political and economic gain as well as many other social advancements throughout history. However, as time progresses, social expectations of independence rise and more women conform into an independent mindset and turn away from feminism. The question remains is that if the feminist movement and those who associate themselves with it have managed to advance equality for America, why do Americans believe that feminism is insignificant in today’s society. Regardless if the information given is fact or fiction, it is difficult to change the perspective of an individual once they have grasped a particular point of view for any subject....   [tags: Feminism, Women's rights, Women's suffrage, Sexism]

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Differences Between Liberal And Radical Feminism

- ... Liberal and radical feminism both emerged during the second wave of feminism and focused on the oppression of women as a whole group by men as a whole group. This lacks an understanding of the role that race, socioeconomic class, and the status of an individual as transgender (radical feminism has been singularly criticized for this because of the production of what are known as TERFs or trans-exclusionary radical feminists). The major differences between liberal and radical feminists stem from their separate ideas about the differences between the genders that the framework that these ideologies are built upon....   [tags: Feminism, Feminist theory, Radical feminism]

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Feminism And The Feminist Theory

- Feminism is the advocacy of women’s rights with the support of men and women to obtain gender equality. It is where the feminist theory originates. Feminist theory explains the role of women in society throughout history and today, socially, economically, and politically. Those who advocate and support this movement are feminist. The goal is to gain equality for men and women, but the approach to obtain this is different. To understand this theory, I will break down the history and ideology of feminism, as it is the root to feminist theory....   [tags: Feminism, Gender, Women's rights, Women's suffrage]

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Sociological Perspectives Of Functionalism And Feminism

- This essay will critically discuss the key sociological perspectives of Functionalism, Marxism and Feminism and how they relate to the way relationships are structured within society. In addition to this it will aim to discover which of the three perspectives have the most relevance in modern life. Functionalists believe that all people share the same values and norms, a value consensus and this leads to the achievement of social solidarity, a sense of unity. Functionalism suggests that society needs to be thought of as a whole and in order for it to function all of the parts, social institutions need to work together....   [tags: Sociology, Feminism, Feminist theory, Marxism]

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Feminism And The Category Of Women

- ... Yet as suggested by its misleadingly benign title, along the way this work tracks the parallel social construction of women’s identity and Feminism’s unfailing (although at times ‘precariously erected’ [112]) responsive politics, and in turn exposes both the relationship between institutions and individuals and the instability of the structure of identity. These, she argues, are not exclusive. This work is rift with examples of this ongoing call-and-response for dueling identity claims of women....   [tags: Feminism, Gender, Gender role, Radical feminism]

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Essay : Eliminating Misconceptions Of Feminism

- ... This makes sustaining unfair lifestyles subconscious by create such lopsided relationships within society. Yvette P. Franklin is an educator whom focuses on the “asymmetrical” relationship between student and teacher. “As an educator I aspire to teach using the tools of critical pedagogy, multiculturalism, and feminism to develop a consciousness as a way to begin to perceive, to be sensitive, and to be critical through transactional relationships with others.” The bare essence of education through feminism....   [tags: Feminism, Sociology, Sexism, Patriarchy]

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Fight Club and Feminism

- The issue at the heart of the David Fincher film, Fight Club, is not that of man’s rebellion against a society of “men raised by women”. This is a film that outwardly exhibits itself as promoting the resurrection of the ‘ultra-male’, surreptitiously holding women accountable for the decay of manhood. However, the underlying truth of the film is not of resisting the force of destruction that is ‘woman’, or of resisting the corruption of manhood at her hand, but of penetrating the apathy needed to survive in an environment ruled by commercial desire, not need....   [tags: Feminism]

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The First Wave Of Feminism

- ... The second wave feminism come to the bow again in the late 1960’s.Feminism since this time has become a major influence to all women worldwide including third world countries. According to (Evans, 1995) there were extreme power differences between males and females mainly in regards to class. Women became seen as own by men through marriage being seen as their private property. Although feminism was widely influential to most, women still found themselves kept by male activists to a traditional role....   [tags: Feminism, Women's suffrage, Third-wave feminism]

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Feminism Is Equal Opportunities And Rights

- ... Kentucky is regarded a southern state and southern living can strongly dictate what women’s roles should be. Much of what the author wrote regarding women’s relationship roles and identity replicate what I see within my own environment. To better explain why this post resonated with me, I’d like to share a couple personal experiences relatable to this post. Like many in my community, my entire family came together every Sunday to eat and every meal the men always ate first. After preparing the meal, my grandmother, mother, and aunts would wait in the living room until the men finished their meal before eating themselves....   [tags: Pregnancy, Family, Abortion, Feminism]

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Feminism Is The Dominant And True Form

- ... The literal aim of feminism is unknown my many people, whether they detest or support the movement. This leads to misconceptions about what feminists are striving to achieve and creates a bad image of the movement. Its actual definition, stated by the oxford dictionary, is: “The advocacy of women’s rights on the ground of the equality of the sexes.” Notice the phrase ‘equality of the sexes’ in the definition stated above, defining the goal of feminism as to strive to achieve the same level of opportunities and rights for both women and men....   [tags: Feminism, Gender, Feminist theory, Gender role]

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The Genesis of Feminism in Literature

- Feminism is a theory that all sexes should have political, economic, and social equality. Hawthorne was a writer during the Romantic Era in literature; one of the many individuals fired by their ideals sought to tell the world about them through their works (e.g. art, literature, music). Hawthorne was raised by his spouseless mother, which probably led him to believe women could be equal to men. Hawthorne grew up with “his mother became overly protective and pushed him toward relatively isolated pursuits” (Grade Saver 1)....   [tags: nathaniel hawthorne, puritanism, feminism]

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Feminism And The First And Second Wave Movement

- ... They openly rallied against the essentialist idea that domesticity was natural to femininity and that presence in public spaces was designed for only men who, unlike women, were the “natural proprietors of religion, ritual, politics, and other realms of cultural thought” (Ortner 1996, 33). This push for female equality made Australia the second country in the world to provide women the right to vote (however, this is with the notable exception of indigenous women, which will be examined further on)....   [tags: Feminism, Gender, Third-wave feminism]

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Feminism in the Awakening by Kate Chopin

- Kate Chopin boldly uncovered an attitude of feminism to an unknowing society in her novel The Awakening. Her excellent work of fiction was not acknowledged at the time she wrote it because feminism had not yet come to be widespread. Chopin rebelled against societal norms (just like Edna) of her time era and composed the novel, The Awakening, using attitudes of characters in favor to gender, variations in the main character, descriptions and Edna's suicide to show her feminist situation. Society during Chopin's time era alleged women to be a feeble, dependent gender whose place laid nothing above mothering and housekeeping....   [tags: gender, society, suicide, feminism]

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Feminism : A Modern Culture For Minorities

- ... Suzanne Lacy made it very clear that Feminist Art 's goal was to ' Influence cultural attitudes and transform stereotypes. ' Feminist artists didn 't use one particular medium either, their work was about concept and meaning and putting their views across in any way they could; Such as Conceptual art, Body Art, and video art. Feminist artist also used other 'weird materials ' using fabrics, fibre and performance as these materials did not have the same male dominance that painting and sculpture Barrie, and by doing so expanded the definition of fine art to have a wider variety of media artistic perspectives....   [tags: Feminism, Gender, Feminist theory, Women's rights]

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The Continued Necessity of Feminism

- On August 18, 1920, women were granted the right to vote in the United States. Many people believe that this right means that feminism has outlived its purpose, but that simply is not true. The right to vote does not mean equality between genders, and feminism is just as important now as it was before that day in August. Even now, the inequalities that separate men and women are many, and these inequalities are hurting our society. The examples of inequality between genders are nearly infinite, but there are several which are more prominent than others....   [tags: womens suffrage, equality, feminism]

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Feminism And The Social Media

- ... Given this clear fact, why do so many of us still not identify with being a feminist. Many of us believe in gender/racial equality but do not like to be labelled as one with “feminist” ideals because of the negative connotation that has come from the word itself. We as a society tend to describe feminism as a whole in negative terms, such as “extremist” and “radical” and “man-hating” and “female superiority” and “male oppression”. What we, as a society, fail to realize is “radical feminism” (or anything of the sort) doesn 't exist....   [tags: Gender, Feminism, Women's rights, Racism]

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Feminism And Social, Political And Economic Equality Of The Sexes

- ... In addition, a major criticism of liberal feminism is that liberal feminists are racist and classist, as their concern only focuses on middle-and upper-class white women. They preach equality yet not equity. However, current liberal feminists claim that their viewpoint now answers these critiques and though liberal feminism at one point was criticized to be racist and classist, it has since overcome such problems (Ruffcorn 2016). Socialist feminists associate the domination of women to Socialist and Marxist theory philosophies regarding misuse, abuse and the work of women....   [tags: Feminism, Feminist theory, Radical feminism]

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The Issues Facing the Third Wave Feminism Movement

- As Third Wave feminism is currently unfolding before us, and its aims encompass a wide array of complex issues, it is often hard to describe what Third Wave feminism is. The feminist theories, mainly associated with First and Second Wave feminism attempt to describe the power imbalances that are found in society, and while doing so expose other oppressions, such as discrimination based on race or sexual orientation. As this essay attempts to place a clear definition to Third Wave feminism, feminists are concurrently trying to deconstruct old definitions and open it up for women to determine what feminism means to them....   [tags: third wave feminism, feminism,]

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Cracking The Code Of Feminism

- ... Ever. In fact, suicide is the single biggest killer of men aged 20-45 in the UK, according to the Campaign Against Living Miserably. This is an epidemic of catastrophic proportions - and we need to do something to stop it. The thing is, suicide is undeniably an issue of gender, as social constraints prevent men from seeking help when they need it most because asking for help is a stereotypically feminine trait. A 'real man ' isn 't defined by his machismo. Feminism helps because it shows that even at your weakest moment, you are not a failure of a man for expressing how you feel....   [tags: Gender, Feminism, Gender role, Woman]

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Feminism, By Anne Wollenberg

- ... Hodgson also quotes that feminism entails an “all women good, all men bad” mentality (Hodgson 1). Feminism is no longer an honorable thing to be fighting over, it has become an issue that has started to get more and more negative attention. As the definition clearly states, the term feminism is the belief that men and women should have equal rights and opportunities. Which is true, they should. Women and men should be able to do the exact same things. But feminists in today’s culture are beginning to hold men to a double standard....   [tags: Gender, Discrimination, Feminism, Sexism]

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Feminism : Women 's Rights

- ... The military draft that was all male was now unconstitutional. Before the law was passed, there were groups that were protesting against it. The leader of the “Stop ERA Campaign” was a business woman named Phyllis Schlafly. Even though she had a law degree, she saw past her privileges feminist had gained for her and glorified the traditional roles of American women. She would open her speeches with, “I’d like to thank my husband for letting me be here tonight”, just to taunt the feminists that were listening....   [tags: Feminism, Women's rights, Women's suffrage]

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Feminism And Revolutionary Struggles Of China

- ... The Industrial Revolution had introduced a time of development and Western nations requested that China opened up as a business opportunity for the products of its manufacturing products and factories as source of raw materials (Jayawardena, 1986, p.167). The British pursued the first war animosity on China; once the Chinese were defeated the British took over Shanghai. Once new rules and regulations were forced and agreed by the Chinese; the colonizers was still not satisfied attacking the Chinese again....   [tags: Feminism, Women's rights, Women's suffrage]

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The First Wave Of Feminism

- ... Despite how small this may seem, it marked a big step in the equal rights of women and a huge victory for feminists. Supreme court cases began to make way on the issue of birth control and abortion in the 1960’s and 70’s. One important landmark case in 1973, known as Roe v. Wade, extended the right of women’s privacy to include abortions. In Roe v. Wade, the Supreme Court struck down federal and state laws banning abortion. The court argued that its decision did not create a new law, but simply overturned laws that were unconstitutional....   [tags: Feminism, Gender, National Organization for Women]

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The First Wave Of Feminism

- ... It seems that there were conditions put on them working. The work was only temporary and they still had to uphold the gender roles of the time. Eventually, the men would come back from war and they would resume their normal lives, women could then go back to being homemakers. That was mostly the case, after World War II men and women settled back into their traditional roles, it was not until the 1960s when we saw a rise in female employment again. After women working became more normalized the fight for equal pay and treatment in the workplace began....   [tags: Feminism, Women's suffrage, Gender role]

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Feminism And The 20th Century

- ... However, without the cult of domesticity, men would not have been able to attain the wealth they have. “Gilman stated that the labor of women in the house, certainly, enables men to produce more wealth that they otherwise could; and in this way women are economic factors in society” (Gilman 13). Men’s authoritative attitudes however, hinder women’s opportunity to receive economic independence. As a result, Gilman emphasized that women who are seen as property of men and obliged to perform domestic duties without getting paid for it, must be economically independent....   [tags: Feminism, Women's suffrage, Woodrow Wilson]

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Women 's Studies As A Concept Of Feminism

- ... As a result, students are encouraged to participate in service activities such as critical discussions, research studies, and to challenge issues such as, sexism, inequality, and racism in one’s social sphere. Based on the readings we have discussed, the authors explained issues, theories, and causes of feminism in their opinion and briefly described ways of unraveling them in today’s society. Many women believed that domination, sexism and racism played a vicious role in feminism, while others believed that, educating women would be a wise investment for everyone and would end a lingering patriarchal domination (Gilmore 1992, 31)....   [tags: Feminism, Feminist theory, Sociology, Gender]

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Plato’s Republic: Proto-traditional Feminism and Modern Feminism

- In book five of Plato’s Republic, Socrates argues that in the ideal city of Kallipolis, both men and women will serve as guardians and auxiliaries. Consequently, Plato appears to endorse feminist ideologies. Firs,t I will define proto-traditional feminism, and modern feminism. I will then argue that Plato presents Socrates, and thereby himself, as an advocate for feminism. However, I will show that Plato is only a feminist under the proto-traditional definition of feminism. He fails to fit the modern definition of feminism, as this definition is contingent on equality and equity....   [tags: Feminism, Plato, proto-traditional]

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Feminism : A Critical Thinking

- ... Men support to be anger and dominate but women should be cooperate with men and support them. About hundreds years ago and even right now, women were discriminated based on their sex, and some women were considered product for enjoyment or serve as reproductive purpose. Feminism is beneficial to female in both individually and socially because it is allowing most women to achieve their goal and pay the same amount of salaries as men without discrimination, and it is also let women to gain equal power with men in a family....   [tags: Feminism, Women's rights, Gender, Women's suffrage]

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Alien ( 1979 ) : Feminism

- ... With the assumption of Ripley—a woman—to the role of leader and eventual hero, it 's easy to see why so many critics have deemed Alien a feminist film. James H. Kavanagh highlights the ease of her transition to the hero role as he states: The woman 's right to assume authority is not even an issue; authority and power are ceded to persons irrespective of sex, solely in regard to their position and function. The way the film takes for granted Ripley 's assumption of command, her right to order and even shove the men around, registers strongly as the absence of an unexpected problematic....   [tags: Feminism, Gender, Sigourney Weaver, Ridley Scott]

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Feminism : A Feminist And What Effect Does It Have On Fashion?

- ... As women were doing a lot more physical jobs they needed to be able to move with ease, because of this fashion began to change. Dress codes became more relaxed with shorter skirts and less fitted silhouettes. Land workers started to wear trousers, however it was decades before women wearing trousers became acceptable. Coco Chanel had a big impact on women’s fashion during the war, her practical designs suited the needs of women doing physical work. Her convenient clothes enabled women to work with ease....   [tags: Feminism, Gender, Women's suffrage]

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Feminism Is Not The Empowerment Of Women

- ... He would never understand…It was too late; the shore was far behind her, and her strength was gone” (Chopin, Kate). Edna chooses to leave behind her confinements from being a woman as she drowns in the ocean. Her final action signifies her rebellion, her refusal to accept the roles that other women during her time were forced to adopt. Edna believed that she had the same abilities as a man, and her suicide demonstrates how she was able to live her life on her own terms. The Awakening served as the first work of openly feminist literature, inspiring future novels to embrace the same resilient spirit that Edna fostered....   [tags: Feminism, Gender, Women's suffrage, Gender role]

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Feminism Is Based On Culture And Personal Experiences

- ... Therefore, I will argue that feminism starts at a young age and is constructed through our social media use and friendships. In the topic of feminism, social media and television are technology advancements that people use nowadays to enhance their knowledge on this topic. In the music video, Anaconda by Nicki Minaj, she advertises herself through her body and might lower self-confidence in young teenagers. In today 's leading world, there are feminist moments in popular culture as well as with celebrities....   [tags: Gender, Feminism, Sexism, Culture]

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Feminism Is An Important Aspect Of Our Society

- ... The campaign is ignorant and spreads a negative message without understanding feminism. Emma Watson along with the UN launched a campaign called HeForShe to promote what is now coined ‘modern feminism.’ The HeForShe campaign promotes the importance of equality. The mission states “HeForShe is inviting people people around the world to stand together and create a bold, visible force for gender equality” (HeForShe Organization). This is what feminism is about. Calling out the entirety of feminism because of just one or two women who say they hate men or want women to be a superior gender is ignorant and pathetic....   [tags: Feminism, Gender, Women's rights, Feminist theory]

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Feminism Is Relevant Today?

- ... From the march in New York City in 1915 to the ratifying of the nineteenth amendment in 1920, the foundation was laid for women all over the world to create opportunities for the future (Book). Those 25,000 women who marched up Fifth Avenue were heroes to many. Violence was common during these protests and often started by the police. Females took that chance risking their reputation and family’s safety. Without their bravery, our society would be even further behind than it is today. This was only the first wave of feminism....   [tags: Feminism, Women's suffrage, Domestic violence]

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Feminism : Women And Society

- ... Being considered less to men, gave men the power to believe that they are both superior and more dominant than women. The idea that the characterization of women and the usefulness to men, gave men the sense of power that they can show women off as possessions rather than a human being they are proud of who they are. Women being considered less then men, is a topic feminist have explained in many types of ways including texts. For example, in the short story “The Yellow Wallpaper” by Charlotte Perkins Gilman, in the text Gilman shows how the woman in the story is set to be because of how men and society wants her to be, “nobody would believe what an effort it is to do what little I am ab...   [tags: Feminism, Charlotte Perkins Gilman, Gender role]

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Feminism : Women 's Rights

- ... Women were rising in employment and their educational opportunities were expanding. (Imbornoni) The movement’s organization had state-by-state campaigns in order to obtain voting rights for women. (Imbornoni) Colorado becomes the first state to adapt an amendment granting women the right to vote in 1893 and more states followed soon after. Racism was a big issue in the 1890s so the National Association of Colored Women formed to fight against it. The association brought together more than one hundred black women’s club and included leaders Josephine St....   [tags: Women's suffrage, Feminism, Elizabeth Cady Stanton]

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Second Wave Feminism And Its Attitude Toward Women

- ... (Gray and Boddy 369-375). This notion developed beyond the empowerment of women, however, and became the standard expectation of a feminist woman. Housewives were expected to reject patriarchal standards and encouraged to become educated and enter the workforce. Radical feminists saw women as sharing this desire, and used it as the building blocks for a united movement (Snyder-Hall 257). Radical feminists pushed for the rejection of gendered roles, the rejection of heterosexuality, and the rejection of men as an entirety....   [tags: Feminism, Gender, Feminist theory]

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Radical Feminism on Lana Del Rey

- ... The main issues of radical feminism are women's liberation, patriarchy, gender equality and sexual politics. The progress in which feminists occur to achieve is set back daily by the media and individuals such as Lana Del Rey. Within the album Born to Die, there are several songs with lyrics that display a meaning which defeats the purpose of what radical feminists are attempting to achieve in todays day and age. The lyrics on Lana Del Rey's album present self destructive behaviour which shows a lack of self respect....   [tags: social and liberal feminism]

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Feminism, The Advocacy Of Women 's Rights On The Grounds Of The Sexes

- ... However, some of the issues associated with liberal feminism are that the economic grounds of the women are not questioned in relation to their political rights. A well-known example of a liberal feminist is Mary Wollstonecraft, who was of the opinion that for the most part, women will still be satisfied only taking part in domestic works and that only a small minority of women would actually become successful in professional careers. This indicates that from a liberal feminist point of view, it is up to the individual to seek out equality in a male dominated work place such as politics in order to gain some form of equality, otherwise they would just fall into a stereotypical domestic r...   [tags: Feminism, Gender, Feminist theory]

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Feminism : A Movement That Promotes The Equality Of All Women

- ... While such suggestions might succeed in freeing white women from the constraints of the patriarchal society, they fail to improve the lives of women of color. Due to the vast differences in education and economic welfare between the races, women of color commonly step in for working women. These women are in effect, enslaved further, while white women walk free. Friedan’s emphasis on achieving freedom through work is still stressed today in the belief that women must “have it all.” Omissions like Friedan’s show that if we try to treat all women the same, we risk making things worse for the women already living in dire circumstances....   [tags: Feminism, Feminist theory, Gender]

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Equity Feminism for the Next Generation

- Still Enduring: Equity Feminism for the Next Generation Webster defines feminism as both "the theory of the political, economic, and social equality of the sexes" and "organized activity on the behalf of women's rights and interests" (Webster 418). Equality of the sexes (in terms of rights) and the furthering of women's rights are seemingly positive aspirations; yet people tend to describe feminism using negative terms, and feminism today has acquired a bad reputation. "Radical" and "extremists" are adjectives commonly applied to feminism as a whole, when, in truth, feminists who adopt extreme positions constitute the minority....   [tags: Feminism Feminist]

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Analysis : Us Third World Feminism : Differential Social Movement

- ... Each branch is limited in what Alcoff coins as essentialism and nominalism, respectively, in her analysis. “We cannot resolve this predicament by ignoring one half of it or by attempting to embrace it (Alcoff, 1988).” She concludes by proposing a new theory in order to restructure women and feminist identity alike in our social surroundings. US Third World Feminism: Differential Social Movement written by Chela Sandoval takes a different approach to her writing than Alcoff. Sandoval theory is influential within second wave feminism....   [tags: Feminism, Feminist theory, Radical feminism]

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Feminism Of The Modern Women 's Movement

- ... Successfully leading the drafting of the Declaration of Sentiments, together the Convention made the “first formal demand for women’s suffrage in America” (MacNamara). The first wave came with success in voting rights across borders, including the United Kingdom, Netherlands, and others. With the second wave rolling in there was a much more radical standpoint in feminism. This wave stood for the fight of women’s right to abortion, divorce, and against sexism. Many consider this time period of the late 1960s and early 1970s, the women’s liberation movement....   [tags: Women's suffrage, Feminism, Women's rights]

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The Tainted Legacy Of First Wave Feminism

- ... Stanton and Anthony were the founders of the National Woman Suffrage Association (NWSA), one of the first women’s suffrage groups, formed in 1869. The group actively excluded black women from joining and participating in demonstrations and the like. Over forty years later, in 1913, black activist Ida Wells-Barnett desired to march in a parade in Washington organized by suffragist Alice Paul, but Paul told Well-Barnett that she could only march in the back of the line. These racist sentiments persisted throughout the entirety of the first wave, and later influenced the formation and goals of feminist groups in the second wave....   [tags: Feminism, Women's suffrage, White people]

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A Raisin Of The Sun : Feminism And The Sexual Revolution

- ... She’s always worried, but she keeps trying, not letting herself go or letting herself die off. Mama is more sure of herself, and of what she wants than any of the characters in this play. Mama has a closer relationship with oppression than any of the characters because of slavery. She cares for her children, although Ruth tries to offer Mama comfort, Mama is able to handle situations by herself. This displays Mama’s independence. BENEATHA: “I said that that individual in that room is no brother of mine.” MAMA: “That’s what I thought you said....   [tags: Gender, Gender role, Woman, Feminism]

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The Ethics of Feminism

- The Ethics of Feminism Just seeing more of life, just recognizing that there are an awful lot of things that are common among people. There are certain things that you come to learn promote a better life and better relationships and more personal fulfillment than other things that in general tend to do the opposite, and the things that promote these things, you would call them morally right.[1] The normative questions that come to fill one’s life, in this woman’s account, presume goals and methods that are inseparable from the history that creates a person as s/he is....   [tags: Ethics Morality Feminism Feminist Essays]

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The Necessity Of Establishing A Universal Intersectional Definition For Feminism

- ... Although feminism is in its essence a statement for gender equality, it is critical to expand beyond the basic argument that women should have the same rights as men. Many view feminism from a binary lens, assuming that social inequalities can be solved by addressing only the accepted genders of “man” and “woman.” In doing so, non-binary genders are excluded. Although the notion of one’s gender being somewhere on a spectrum rather than fitting neatly into a standardized box may appear to be common sense, it is a concept that plenty of people – self-proclaimed feminists included – are not aware of or choose to disregard....   [tags: Feminism, Gender, Sexism, Sociology]

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Pornography and Feminism

- Pornography and Feminism It is constantly surrounding us. It cannot be evaded. Pornography is an initial part of the entertainment mainstream. Whether it is in magazines, or in music, pornography is gender-prejudiced. The word pornography can be defined as the depiction of erotic behavior intended to cause sexual excitement. Degrasion towards women is its only accomplishment. The poses they take and the acts they perform are all part of the discrimination that women face . The only thing pornography offers is negative effects on women....   [tags: Feminism Feminist Women Criticism]

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Vision of Feminism in the Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood

- Feminism in the novel The Handmaid’s Tale written by Margaret Atwood is a prominent theme. This novel represents the morals and horrors of a vision of feminism, which is sometimes taken to the extremes. Women’s rights have been downgraded and as a result of this women are used to bear children and are constantly watched by the eye. The Handmaids are considered powerful figures in the novels’ society while living in a dystopia of cultural feminism, which cause them to be degraded women with a loss of identity....   [tags: cultural, rights, identity, feminism]

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The Difficulty with Defining Feminism

- The Difficulty with Defining Feminism In Feminist Theory: from margin to center, bell hook states on the first page what she believes to be the problem with feminism. In her opinion the biggest problem with feminism is that there is no real definition of what feminism is. The definition many people have formulated for feminism is having the goal of making woman socially equal to men. hook’s problem with this is the fact that all men are not socially equal. If women are to be the social equals to men then another question would be which men women will be socially equal to....   [tags: Definition Feminism Feminist Essays]

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Feminism in John Steinbeck's The Chrysanthemums

- Feminism in John Steinbeck’s The Chrysanthemums   At first glance John Steinbeck’s "The Chrysanthemums" seems to be a story about a woman whose niche is in the garden. Upon deeper inspection the story has strong notes of feminism in the central character Elisa Allen.  Elisa’s actions and feelings reflect her struggle as a woman trying and failing to emasculate herself in a male dominated society. Elisa is at her strongest and most proud in the garden and becomes weak when placed in feminine positions such as going out to dinner with her husband....   [tags: Feminism Feminist Women Criticism]

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Feminism, Womanhood, and The Yellow Wallpaper

- Feminism, Womanhood, and The Yellow Wallpaper       The Victorian period in American history spawned a certain view of women that in many ways has become a central part of gender myths still alive today, although in a diluted way. In this essay, some characteristics of this view of women, often called "The Cult of True Womanhood", will be explored with reference to Thomas R. Dew "Dissertation on the Characteristic Differences Between the Sexes (1835). Some of the feminist developments arising in conflict with this ideal will also be traced....   [tags: Feminism Feminist Women Criticism]

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Feminism In The Handmaid's Tale

- Feminism In The Handmaid's Tale       Feminism as we know it began in the mid 1960's as the Women's Liberation Movement. Among its chief tenants is the idea of women's empowerment, the idea that women are capable of doing and should be allowed to do anything men can do. Feminists believe that neither sex is naturally superior. They stand behind the idea that women are inherently just as strong and intelligent as the so-called stronger sex. Many writers have taken up the cause of feminism in their work....   [tags: Feminism Feminist Women Criticism]

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Feminism in Medea by Euripides

- Feminism in Medea by Euripides The play Medea by Euripides challenges the dominant views of femininity in the patriarchal society of the Greeks. While pursuing her ambition Medea disregards many of the feminine stereotypes/ characteristics of the patriarchal Greek society. She questions the inequality of women in a patriarchal society, contradicts Jason?s chauvinist beliefs, challenges the stereotype that women are weak and passive and completely disregards the feminine role of motherhood....   [tags: Feminism Euripides]

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Feminism in William Gibson's Neuromancer

- Feminism in Neuromancer Neuromancer is an amazingly complex novel. Being one of the first of its kind, Gibson tells a chilling tale of a world where computers, and a thing called " the matrix," become more "real" than reality. The story, set in the not-so-distant future, has our hero, Henry Dorsett Case, embarking on an adventure that stretches the limits of the reader's imagination. But even though Case is our main character, there are others with as much or more power and influence. Women play a significant role in aiding Case throughout his mission....   [tags: Feminism Feminist Women Criticism]

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Anthropological Feminism in The Piano

- Anthropological Feminism in The Piano   There is a moment in The Piano when the crazed husband takes an axe and chops off his wife's finger. We do not see the awful blow, but both times I watched the film the audience gasped and a few women hurried from the theater. It is a disturbing but crucial scene, the culmination of a sado-masochistic screenplay which has been condemned by some as harmful to women and welcomed by others as an important feminist work. Critics have been more nearly unanimous in their praise for The Piano, and for writer and director Jane Campion....   [tags: Feminism Feminist Women Criticism]

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Feminism And Religion

- Introduction It is a perceptible phenomenon that modern ideas and transnational interaction between people brings about so many changes that they come into conflict with the existing norms and belief systems of a society. In fact, the ability to assimilate productive changes and the capacity to discard beliefs that are detrimental to the interest of the society are the essential qualities of a good social order. If a society allows itself to be dominated by beliefs that are not in tune with the needs and aspirations of the changing times, one cannot ascribe it as a progressive society....   [tags: Islam Feminism Religion]

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Feminism Is The Act Of Fighting For Women 's Rights

- ... It becomes a problem when the world’s most powerful women become an object of sexism because our media is tearing them apart based on their looks. In the news, people will judged based on what they are wearing instead of the laws they are passing. These things are what the feminist are worried about daily. If people can’t respect the most powerful women in the world, what makes you think they would respect ordinary women. If the media is telling women that their mind and opinions are not as important as their bodies and appearance, what left do they have to believe....   [tags: Feminism, Women's suffrage, Gender, Woman]

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Feminism, The Social, Political, And Economic Equality Of The Sexes

- ... Setting up what might turn into a typical subject all through much women 's activist written work, Wollstonecraft directs her investigate on two fronts: from one viewpoint, she reprimands patriarchal society (as it would later be called) for the unreasonable way it restrains ladies ' rights, and also their chance for instruction, self-expression, and financial autonomy; while then again, she scrutinizes ladies for becoming tied up femininity which, in her perspective, transforms ladies into unimportant "spaniels" and 'toys '....   [tags: Feminism, Women's rights, Women's suffrage]

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Pragmatism, Perfectionism, and Feminism

- Pragmatism, Perfectionism, and Feminism ABSTRACT: I consider the revision of pragmatism by three leading neopragmatists: Richard Rorty, Richard Bernstein, and Cornel West. I argue that their vision of pragmatism lacks a teleology, though a teleology is suggested by Bernstein's description of a pragmatic ethos. I appeal to Stanley Cavell's notion of 'moral perfectionism' to suggest a kind of teleology that is available to pragmatism. Finally, I find the weakness of pragmatism done without teleology well exemplified in the exchange between Rorty and Nancy Frazer at Rorty's 1990 Tanner Lecture....   [tags: Feminist Feminism Pragmatism Essays]

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Feminism And Women 's Rights On The Grounds Of Political, Social, And Economic Equality

- ... Another book written by French writer Simone de Beauvoir called The Second Sex also influenced the second wave to the feminist movement. She explains in her book the mysteries of female oppression by males. She discusses how men dominate women mentally and biologically. Beauvoir influenced her readers by proving to them that they were living in a male-oriented society. Another influential pieces of feministic literature that shaped the minds of feminists today are Sexual Politics by Kate Millet....   [tags: Feminism, Feminist theory, Women's suffrage]

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Feminism in Braided Lives

- Feminism in Braided Lives Marge Piercy is well known for her feminist views and attitudes throughout her novels. Braided Lives is no exception. The novel follows Piercy's pattern of feminist writing. The characters in the novel are victims of society's crimes towards women. The protagonist, Jill, deals with many issues including rape and abortion. Due to her own experiences with these issues, it becomes her passion to help others in the same situation. Jill constantly strives to be in control of her own life; this struggle is another facet of the feminist movement....   [tags: Feminism Feminist Women Criticism]

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Feminism And Women 's Rights On The Grounds Of Political, Social, And Economic Equality

- ... To actually make a difference everyone needs to realize that women are not the only ones being oppressed due to their sex. By stating this we can move on to improve both and all of the sexes to full equality. For example, a woman may get a job over a man because she is a woman and there is a quota to be filled. To many this looks to be a privilege of a woman but oppression of a male. I see it as oppression of both sexes, I do not want a job because I am a female, I want a job because I am more qualified than my opponents no matter what sex....   [tags: Gender, Feminism, Female, Male]

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The Harmful Effect of Feminism

- The Harmful Effect of Feminism Feminism is defined as the theory of the political, economic, and social equality of the sexes. It began as an organized activity on behalf of women?s rights and interests. This concept was developed to help women earn a place in a predominantly male society. Unfortunately over the years, the intentions of feminism have become distorted, not only by anti-feminists, but also by the feminists themselves. The principle of equality for women and men has turned into a fight in which feminists wish to be better than men....   [tags: Papers Feminism Argumentative Essays]

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The Complex Relationship Between Multiculturalism and Feminism

- The Complex Relationship Between Multiculturalism and Feminism These days, it seems that multiculturalism is generally an assumed good. Increased acknowledgement of diversity and cultural sensitivity seem to be steps toward leveling the playing field for all human beings. And that is the goal of much scholarship and activism, right--to secure and ensure human rights across the board. That is one of global feminism’s aims, so it would seem that multiculturalism would help, not hinder, feminist work to better the situation of women....   [tags: Feminist Feminism Essays]

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Feminism in Sophocles' Antigone and Shakespeare's Othello

- Feminism in Antigone and Othello          Feminism has been one of the most important forces in shaping our modern-day society. Thanks to the women's rights movement, females today enjoy rights and freedoms that are unprecedented in the history of Western civilization. However, it was not always this way. Whereas modern literature that contains feminist messages barely gets a second thought, readers in our time are intrigued and impressed by feminist works coming from a decidedly male-biased past....   [tags: Feminism Feminist Women Criticism]

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Feminism Movement Towards Women 's Equality

- ... The Declaration of Sentiments was based off of the Declaration of Independence and was signed by one-third of the total attendees of the convention. About one-third of all the signers were men. Its sentiments were most of the things that men in general has been doing that violates what was felt as basic human rights for the women. It was basically a list of what “he” denies, deprives, monopolizes and withholds from “her.” This document opened the eyes of many attendees to what truly was happening....   [tags: Feminism, Women's rights, Women's suffrage, Law]

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