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Feminism : Defining Radical Feminism

- Introduction: As written by Bell Hooks (2000:1) “Simply put, feminism is a movement to end sexism, sexist exploitation, and oppression”, this essay contains a few on my views on feminism and a summary of radical feminism and borders or boundaries that challenge feminism as explained in the textbook in chapter 1: pages 21-25 and chapter 2: pages 48-57 respectively. Radical Feminism: Defining Radical Feminism. The author Nancy Mandell starts by trying to put a face and a form of familiarity to radical feminism as seen in a part of the first sentence which goes “Have you ever wondered when women started to ‘Take Back the Night’, Although no straight cut definition is provided by Mandell in thi...   [tags: Feminism, Feminist theory, Radical feminism]

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Feminism : Is Feminism Still Relevant?

- Feminism We live in a world where feminism exist. It has existed for many years now. The questions at hand are “Is feminism still relevant?” and “How do young women view feminism?” In order to answer these questions you first have to define the word feminism. I am sure there are many different opinions and facts on the topic. As a young women myself, I plan to explain how I view feminism versus other young women today. With that being said I will give you my opinions and state some facts further along in the essay....   [tags: Feminism, Women's suffrage, Women's rights]

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Racism, Feminism, And Feminism

- To combat the presence of sexism third wave feminism has begun to make its way back into our media. The word feminism has often been treated as a sort of swear word by celebrities not many willing to claim the word because it still has a negative connotation attached to it. Feminism at it’s roots is the belief that regardless of gender, race, ability, or sexual orientation, we are all equal and deserve to be treated as such. The feminism that has made it’s way to the forefront of our media is feminism at isn’t intersectional but white feminism....   [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

- There is no denying that Feminism had been a rising topic of conversation in the past years, yet it is difficult to find a conversation about it without heavy controversy. One question from a recent poll shows that only a mere 18 percent of Americans consider themselves Feminists, yet when prompted again, 85 percent of Americans responded that they believe in equality for all women (New York Times/ Women in the World). The responses to these two questions show the confusion surrounding the term and the movement in general....   [tags: Feminism, Feminist theory, Gender, Patriarchy]

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Feminism And The Feminist Movement

- This weeks readings explored the historical changes of throughout the feminist movement. By looking at the history of the movement the current state of feminism become clearer. As we have studied the theme of intersectionality was not an element of previous feminist movements. This means that the first and second 'waves ' of feminism were not movements where all women, regardless of race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, sex, or class, felt included and supported (González). bell hooks writes in her book Feminism is for Everyone that feminism is an ideology and movement that everyone can understand (Introduction)....   [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

- Imagine feeling the tension between the shoulders of a person who has to work endless hours for pennies on the dollar to support their family, only to miss their children’s lives pass by them. Imagine being a person who has a passion to better their country, but cannot run for a political office because of their gender. Imagine coming to a new land with hopes and dreams for success and a new start, but reprehended by natives due to appearance and language barriers. These images may appear to be fictitious, but without our predecessors who fought for equality, the struggles they dealt with would be our reality....   [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

- Maricruz De La Torre Professor Marquel English 101 March 4, 2015 Eliminating Misconceptions of Feminism in Hopes of Clarity There are existing forces that are preventing societies to flourish to their maximum potential, we are being cut short when it comes to accomplishing what we as human beings are capable of. To some people being oppressed, harassed, and mistreated happens on their daily basis. This bring me to the conclusion that we have long ways to go in regards to human rights. We have come long ways into a modern technological time, it is said that we are an advanced kind, but I believe that it is critical to question these statements....   [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

- Feminism can simply be defined as a range of movements and ideologies in which share a common ground in terms of defining, establishing and achieving equal opportunities to that of males, in regards to economic, cultural and social rights. It is a critique of male supremacy with efforts in changing this to end the social oppression of women. (Hooks, 2000) The first wave of feminism is more commonly known as the women’s liberation or women’s suffrage movement. First wave feminist’s main concern was in political power especially in terms of the right to vote, having a voice....   [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

- How Has Feminism Art Helped Develop Post Modern Culture For Minorities. Feminism developed in four different sections, starting in the 1900 's. Women fought for acknowledgement of their suffering and gender equality. The second focused on 'emancipation and the body ' between the 1960 's up to the 70 's. Then the third celebrates differences rather than equality (1980 's to the 1990 's), But in the present day Artists draw from all three of these developments to further into post-feminism. Throughout this essay I hope to illustrate how the development of Feminism was shown through art into Post Feminism and how feminism not only gave rights to women but to other 'Minorities ', I also pl...   [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

- Feminism: the term that has been talked about more and more frequently today than it has ever been in the past. Feminism can be described as the belief that men and women should have equal rights and opportunities. But are feminists today really fighting for equal rights with men or are they fighting for some sort of female dominance. Anne Wollenberg, a writer for the Guardian newspaper agrees as she states that “if a man … says he hates women, he 's being sexist. But some women have no qualms about pigeonholing all men into one category of violent, abhorrent brutes and calling it feminism....   [tags: Gender, Discrimination, Feminism, Sexism]

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Feminism : Women 's Rights

- Throughout the 19th century, feminism played a huge role in society and women’s everyday lifestyle. Women had been living in a very restrictive society, and soon became tired of being told how they could and couldn’t live their lives. Soon, they all realized that they didn’t have to take it anymore, and as a whole they had enough power to make a change. That is when feminism started to change women’s roles in society. Before, women had little to no rights, while men, on the other hand, had all the rights....   [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

- Krystal Subillaga CH 203 section 3007 Dr. Engrid Barnett Essay #2 10 May 2015 Feminism in the 20th Century Achieving roles for women that are as equal as men, before and during the twentieth century, appeared to be inevitable in the United States. Women were limited to domesticity, performing duties that only serve their families as wives, mothers, and diligent daughters. Women were absorbed and accustomed to these standards, oblivious to their worth and capabilities that are above and beyond their set domestic duties....   [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

- Yixin Chen Critical Thinking Words count: 1015 Feminism In the 19th century, man, who was the center of the family; they make money and the most decision for the family. It was more important for married women to stay at home to do the housing work, and they were not allowed to go to work. Therefore, in the 20 century, women complained about the inequality between men and women in both socially and politically. For many years, women have struggled gaining the equal right with men because their opportunity and basic rights were taken when they were born....   [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

- Feminism, arguably one of the most controversial topics this year has been plagued with stereotypes, assumptions, and prejudice. When I first learned of feminism, I was indoctrinated with the idea that it symbolizes a movement for women who hate men, bras, and anything that lessens the power of women. My lack of knowledge on the subject led me to assume that the ideas that feminism presents are doing more harm than good to relationships between men and women. Now with a deeper understanding of the subject, I have confidence in the words that Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie said in her Ted Talk: “We should all be feminists” (Adichie, Chimamanda N)....   [tags: Feminism, Gender, Women's suffrage, Gender role]

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Feminism Is Based On Culture And Personal Experiences

- Feminism can be defined in multiple ways from different perspectives. Feminism is based on culture and personal experiences. I have different experiences with feminism, and believe that feminism exists more in women than in men in today 's society. From a younga age, I would identify myself as a straight young boy raised in California, with an Indian culture. Throughout my life, I have seen the many differences between marriages, family and gender in America. In India, I have seen more gender stererotypes in women and how in schools, boys and girls socialize differently....   [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?

- For the first time in history women all over the world are being heard as one voice demanding their basic rights no matter what their country, color, or race (Hosken). Feminism has been an ongoing problem in every country for hundreds of years. Lack of education and violence toward progress has crushed many advancements for change. Women do not ask to be stronger or better than men. Many women just ask to be equal and known for their ideas and accomplishments. It is not about women working individually, but it is about what women are able to do together with other men and women....   [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

- Kathleen Hanna stated: “There are just as many different kinds of feminism as there are women in the world.” This could not be truer. With different types of women, you have different types of feminism, all differing in levels of activism however enveloping around the same purpose. The most popular definition of the term feminism is “the doctrine for advocating social, political, and all other rights of women equal to those of men” (Dictionary). These would include perception of appearance and attitude, equal pay for equal work – constitutional equality, reproductive rights, ending violence against women, and more....   [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

- The play, A Raisin in the Sun, has a very strong view of feminism in the 1960’s. The way that the females are portrayed and talked to in this play is not only an example of how the relationship between a man and a woman in society is unequal, but reflects a particular patriarchal ideology. Throughout this play, as the characters strive to achieve their dreams, the relationships that we see can be seen as feminist and as sexual stereotypes. Feminism is a perspective that views gender as one of the most important bases of the structure and organization of the social world....   [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

- The definition of feminism is the advocacy of women 's rights on the grounds of political, social, and economic equality to men. This term is often confused with the term misandry; which is the hatred or dislike of men. Feminism is all about equality for all, not about hating and discriminating one gender. Feminism is all about getting rid of gender roles, stereotypes and to put a stop to objectifying women. Feminism tries to give women the same treatment as men and it gives them the power to move forward in society today....   [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

- Feminism. What does it actually mean. Many categorize feminists as hairy, bra burners that hate men, but are they. Does feminism actually comply with its stereotypes or are there a rotten few that spoil it for the rest. By google definition feminism means "the advocacy of woman 's rights on the grounds of political, social, and economic equality to men". I personally find this definition to be flawed in the way that it includes the word "men". To convince individuals of the real definition of feminism, they need to know it is not about the women or the men, it is about the equality....   [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

- 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 movements, or Women’s movements, campaign for reforms in household issues with domestic violence, political issues with equal pay, employment and maternity leave, and reproduction rights....   [tags: Feminism, Women's rights, Women's suffrage, Law]

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