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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

- The Faults in Feminism The term “feminism” tends to have a negative connotation in today’s culture. Feminism is now focusing on female dominance and male disrespect. Women are fighting for equality, yet using personal bias to define equality, claiming identical rights for all will produce an equal culture. The mainstream feminist movement is using this corrupted view of equality to force rights of women. Contrary to popular belief, true feminism fights for true equality for women, as well as other people groups....   [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

- “Feminism is not a dirty word. It does not mean you hate men, it does not mean you hate girls with nice legs and a tan, and it does not mean you are a bitch or a dyke, it means that you believe in equality.” - Kate Nash Feminism is a very controversial topic that most people try to just skirt around in hopes that you don’t offend. It’s so controversial because there are more lies than truths about feminism and most believe the lies. Feminism is so controversial because there are stereotypes and there is a lack of information....   [tags: Feminism, Feminist theory, Radical feminism]

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Feminism And The Feminist Movement

- For hundreds of years, women are fighting a war of inequality in the male dominated society. Heather Savigny addressed a very important question in her article, what is Feminism. By definition, “Feminism” is a moment started by women to end inequality in all fields of society. Women in the society started this protest to gain rights that were deprived by the males in the society. A feminist can be a normal person who fights against the discrimination on based on sex, age and gender. The feminist movement is very important in our society, to protect women for sexual harassment and violence....   [tags: Charlotte Perkins Gilman, Feminism]

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Feminism And The Feminist Movement

- Feminism is a movement promoting the equality of women and men in all spheres of society. The feminist movement was aimed to fight for gender equality in the society. There are countless issues on gender inequalities on different settings such as classroom and workplace. Generally, women of all ages and races experience a certain degree of discrimination throughout their life courses. Therefore, feminists argued that male and female should have equal rights in political, economic and social issues (Giddens, Duneier, Appelbaum and Carr 2014)....   [tags: Gender, Feminism, Women's rights]

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How The English Languages Defines Feminism

- How the English Languages Defines Feminism According to the New World Encyclopedia, there is no single idea of feminism. The word feminism encompasses “the social,cultural and political movements, theories and moral philosophies concerned with gender inequalities and equal rights for women.” Unfortunately this is the same word that many people, especially women, do not associate themselves with. The reason why so few women do label themselves is because the English language has misinterpret and misconstrued the central idea of feminism....   [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

- The combination of liberal and radical feminism is not one that often comes to the mind, but it can be useful to consult various viewpoints when tackling complex issues. Despite drastic differences between them, these two views of feminism do hold some similarities with each other by virtue of their common goal (when that goal is simplified to simply equality of the genders). In this paper I will be outlining some of the basic similarities and differences between these two ideologies of feminism and I may not cover all of the connections and gaps between the two for the sake of length....   [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

- “Am I that name?”: Feminism and the Category of ’Women’ in History, By Denise Riley. Minneapolis, MN: University of Minnesota Press, 1988 At first blush, this deceptively short work by Denise Riley (currently a A.D. White Professor-at-large at Cornell ) may come across as a simple linear historical rendering of Anglo-American (more of the Anglo, though) feminism - which it succeeds in doing and very well. Yet Riley, who is both philosopher and poet with her PhD in Poetry and the History of Ideas – will not let us off with a mere chronology, as fascinating as that may be to an American readership....   [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

- Merriam-Webster defines feminism as equal opportunities and rights regardless of gender and as organized activity advocating women’s interests and rights (Merriam-Webster, 2015). Though this simple definition gives a broad understanding of what the word feminism aggregates, what feminism means to each individual is far more multifarious. In this short reflection I will explore what feminism means to me by considering two feminist postings, one that resonates with me and another that challenges my beliefs....   [tags: Pregnancy, Family, Abortion, Feminism]

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Feminism Is The Dominant And True Form

- Misandrists. Extremists. Radical Feminists. These are all forms of extreme feminists, associating themselves with the movement when they are the ones responsible for creating a negative and unfair image of ‘Feminism’. The mere word attracts raised eyebrows and queer looks - the only reason being that its true definition has been buried by women who take it too far. Many people are ignorant of the movement, but they aren’t aware that gender inequality is an on-going issue. Without a doubt, this movement needs to be given more significance as women’s oppression exists to this day....   [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

- Since the late 19th century, the feminist movements have taken great strides towards gender equality. The struggles of first and second wave feminism have provided Western white women with the ability to vote, as well as the ability to venture outside the private realm into culture, politics and the workforce. These freedoms gained by these movements have reached a point where many young women today believe that equality has been achieved and feminism is no longer needed. This essay will discuss how third wave feminists are believed to be undoing the efforts of the mothers of feminism and how, although freer than women of the past, the extensive freedoms afforded to women today does not equa...   [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

- Feminist movements have been taking place for hundreds of thousands of years, even if participants didn’t (or don’t) associate themselves with the word. When and where did the word feminism even come about. The word “feminism” comes from the French term “feminisme”, in association to fighting for the equal legal and political rights for women. I had a friend last year with whom I was conversing about women’s rights. The conversation boiled down to me asking if he considered feminism a vice or a virtue to our society....   [tags: Gender, Feminism, Women's rights, Racism]

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Feminism And Social, Political And Economic Equality Of The Sexes

- “A feminist is one who believes in the social, political and economic equality of the sexes” (Adichie, 2013). Feminism is not the belief that one’s sexual orientation or one’s power is superior over another. The very meaning of feminism demonstrates a complete resistance to this belief. Throughout the years, a range of categories of feminism philosophy have developed. They consist of goals in objectives, methodologies, and affiliations. Many feminists distinguish themselves with many branches of women 's activist thought....   [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

- Cracking the Code of Feminism Anyone who says they are not a feminist is clearly uneducated. If one looked up the word ‘feminism’ in the dictionary, they would find the following: “the advocacy of women 's rights on the grounds of political, social, and economic equality to men.” The key word in this sentence is equality. Feminists don’t wish for women to be greater than men - they simply wish for women to be treated equal to men. Feminism is incredibly important in order for peace and equality to exist between all genders, regardless of what gender a person identifies as and regardless of where a person lives....   [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 article “Feminism and Revolutionary Struggles in China” explores that many ways that china was colonialized and faced gender inequality. Women should be treated just like any other man but they have a lower status in society; and they will never have full equality in the society. China develops a case study that tries to associate feminism and socialism during the revolutionary change Jayawardena, 1986, p. 167). An investigation of the advancement of woman 's rights and women 's activist action in China in which the Chinese experience diverges from that of different nations gives numerous lessons and knowledge to those intrigued in the examination of such issues as the impediments of...   [tags: Feminism, Women's rights, Women's suffrage]

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The First Wave Of Feminism

- Even after the “first wave of feminism” movement in the early twentieth century, women demanded a change in their roles in American society. Suffragists fought for the passage of The 19th Amendment, which gave women the right to vote in 1920, but later generations still sought for more. These women, who were the decedents of the original suffragists, would go on to create the “second wave of feminism” throughout the 1960’s and 70’s. This wave would go on to not only gain more equality for women, but shifted gender roles dramatically, in areas including the government, the workforce, and popular culture....   [tags: Feminism, Gender, National Organization for Women]

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The First Wave Of Feminism

- It is a common belief that feminism has come in waves. The first wave of feminism began with the women’s suffrage movement in the 1800s. The second wave came with the Women’s Liberation Movement in the 60s and 70s. Currently, we are at the center of the third wave of feminism. One would hope that with each wave the feminist movement would have evolved, but has it. The American suffrage movement officially commenced at the Seneca Falls Convention in 1848. One of the figureheads of the movement was and still is Elizabeth Cady Stanton....   [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

- How Do The Authors Describe Women Studies As Well As The Concept Of Feminism. In What Ways Have Your Previous Ideas of Feminism Been Transformed or Enhanced By the Readings. Women’s Studies may be described as courses that were often viewed as irrelevant to academic institutions during the nineteenth century, due to the tremendous amount of one’s personal life being discussed (hooks 1989, 52). Women Studies started to show a prodigious improvement during the early 1970s, where it started becoming an integrated field in tertiary education (Hunter College Women 's Studies Collective 2014, 9)....   [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

- Alien (1979): Feminism In the thirty years since its release, Alien has become a film of various debates amongst film theorists. Academic analyses of the film draw attention to many differing themes, most popularly with feminism. Most critiques, academic and otherwise, ultimately conclude that Alien is a feminist film because of its representation of the workplace as a home to equality and a place where traditional gender roles have been obliterated. What is ultimately revealed by Alien is the anxiety of men during the era of second-wave feminism in which the film was produced....   [tags: Feminism, Gender, Sigourney Weaver, Ridley Scott]

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

- What does it mean to be a feminist and what effect does it have on fashion. Being a feminist means that you believe everyone is entitled to freedom and equality and that gender doesn’t define who you are. There have been three waves of the feminist movement, all which have played a part in women gaining more rights and lead to the decrease of restrictions on women’s clothing. People often believe that being a feminist means you are against men but this is not the case. Neither men or women have the benefit of equality....   [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

- Feminism. It is a word that creates empowerment, controversy, caution, and encouragement all at the same time. Feminism is an important aspect of our society but, unfortunately, is always taken in a negative tone. In recent times, feminism has become a hot topic, especially after Emma Watson’s famous speech at the UN headquarters. Feminism is also often referred to as ‘modern feminism.’ A new trend and organization that is being introduced into the media as of recently are an organization called “Women Against Feminism”....   [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

- Jacqueline Sanchez Mrs. Kehrmeyer AP. English, Per.1 5 November 2015 Feminism Women for many years have been stereotypically characterized by men and society for the way they are. To them women are considered objects with no value, in many ways trying to show that men are wanting to be superior to women. For many years, many people have focused on the idea of feminism in how men have continuously overpower women in any cultural and social aspect. Feminism is the belief that men and women should have equal rights and opportunities....   [tags: Feminism, Charlotte Perkins Gilman, Gender role]

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Feminism : Women 's Rights

- Many people think that Feminism is a 21st century invention, when it has actually been around since the 1800s.The common misconception of Feminism is that its purpose is that women are better than men, when it’s completely far from it. Feminism is actually the advocacy of women’s rights on the grounds of political, social, and economic equality to men. (Feminism) Feminism first started by just trying to get women the right to vote but now it has developed immensely but we still have a long way to go....   [tags: Women's suffrage, Feminism, Elizabeth Cady Stanton]

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Second Wave Feminism And Its Attitude Toward Women

- In this essay I will discuss second-wave feminism and its attitude toward women in the household, and the sex/gender binary. I will aim to explain the basis of second-wave feminism and how it undermined women’s ability to define themselves. In contrast to this I will explore third-wave feminism and it’s attempt to reconcile the mistakes of second-wave by being intersectional, without definition and non-judgemental. I will further discuss how gender is defined by the self, but also by society, and how third-wave feminisms fall victim to defining women....   [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

- Feminism is defined as “the advocacy of women’s rights on the grounds of the equality of the sexes.” (Oxford English Dictionary) Politics has generally been seen as a mainly male dominated area, feminists have challenged this in recent years as women are stepping out of the stigmatic domestic roles and assuming roles in areas such as politics. Since the end of the 19th century, feminists have represented collective movement; liberal feminism on the other hand gears more towards the individual “rather than advocating wholesale revolutionary change.” (Browning, Gary K....   [tags: Feminism, Gender, Feminist theory]

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Feminism : A Movement That Promotes The Equality Of All Women

- In this essay, I argue that in order for feminism to succeed as a movement that promotes the equality of all women, we must use the differences between women as an essential feminist tool in creating new feminist ideologies. Although it might be tempting to group all women together in order to fight the existing patriarchal system, this actually creates more discord and antagonism within our movement at large. While my focus will be on promoting the inclusion of American women of color with particular emphasis on Black women, these women are by no means the only group that has been ignored within the larger feminist movement....   [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

- For this critical analysis two readings, US Third World Feminism: Differential Social Movement by Chela Sandoval and Cultural Feminism versus Poststructuralism: The Identity Crisis in Feminist Theory by Linda Alcoff will be used to explore the depth of the relation between each authors thoughts an interpretations of feminism. It is obvious from the titles that these two authors clearly are focusing on different aspects of feminism and provide unique insight into the diverse branches of the feminist movement....   [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

- The Tainted Legacy of First Wave Feminism The first wave of feminism laid the foundation of feminism for decades to come by securing the right for women to vote. However, the first wave was unsuccessful in granting all women the right to vote, as both poor white women and black women, as well as women from other minorities, were excluding from suffrage groups and did not acquire the same rights. The exclusionary nature of the first wave laid a foundation of racism and classism that seeped into the second wave of feminism, and persists as an obstacle for feminist groups even today....   [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

- The Necessity of Establishing a Universal Intersectional Definition for Feminism In any situation or any movement, change is nearly impossible without there being a clear understanding of the desired goal. It seems a bit absurd to imagine, for example, there being a petition concerning an environmental issue that didn’t address how and why the issue was negatively impacting the environment. If one is advocating to slow climate change, it would be assumed that there would be a solidified, comprehensive definition of “climate change” before moving forward....   [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

- In works of literature all over the world, we see a common theme of feminism. Feminism, alone, is a huge movement in society today. Feminism is the act of fighting for women’s rights. Feminist want women to be equal to men in a social, political, and economic way. People who are interested can take a look back to the 1800s and see how much women have changed in stories and works of literature. In the 1800s women also didn’t have most of the rights they have today. As we take a closer look at the years and time passing by, we can comment on what was changing during that time....   [tags: Feminism, Women's suffrage, Gender, Woman]

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

- Chimamanda Ngozi describes a feminist as “A person who believes in the social, political, and economic equality of the sexes.”During her Ted Talk from April 12th, 2013, She talks about how since she knew she was female she would have to try and prove her worth in school. She states that “I was worried that if I looked too feminine I would not be taken seriously. I really wanted to wear my shiny lip gloss and my girly skirt, but I decided not to. I wore a very serious, very manly, and very ugly suit.The sad truth of the matter is that when it comes to appearance we start off with men as the standard, as the norm....   [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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