To begin, the history of the waves of feminism all began with the first wave. The first wave of feminism took place within the late 1800s and the early 1900s and, focused primarily on women’s legal rights along with women’s suffrage or, the right to vote. This first wave had two prominent women leaders; Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony. The second wave of feminism took place from the 1960s to the early1990s and focused primarily on the view as women as a minority group and, sexuality and reproductive rights were prominent issues at this time (Rampton, 2014). This wave is most commonly referred to as the women’s liberation movement and formed multiple feminist groups. For instance, the second wave of feminism gave birth to the radical femin...
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The great challenge of this conference is to give voice to women everywhere whose experiences go unnoticed, whose words go unheard. Women comprise more than half the world’s population, 70% of the world’s poor, and two-thirds of those who are not taught to read and write. We are the primary caretakers for most of the world’s children and elderly.
Clinton communicates with the media and established members of the United Nations eloquently and forms true believers of the movement. The speech given by Clinton helped women realize the empowerment they deserve and need.
The third leader within the third wave of feminism is a group who identify themselves as “grrls”. “’Grrls" of the third wave have stepped onto the stage as strong and empowered, eschewing victimization and defining feminine beauty for themselves as subjects, not as objects of a sexist patriarchy”
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