Essay on Feminism : A Feminist Perspective

1358 Words Dec 15th, 2016 6 Pages
In recent times saying the word “feminism” garners looks of disgust, tension, and even fear. It makes people uncomfortable and angry. What has caused a movement about equality to go down such an aggressive road like it is at today? The Bible has quite a bit to say about women and many interpret that as though women, or men for that matter, are not able to consider themselves feminists at all. It is not only possible, but it should be encouraged and celebrated when a woman of Christ celebrates equality. However, it is important what kind of feminism women choose to align themselves as. The dictionary defines feminism as “the theory of the political, economic, and social equality of the sexes”. This is the kind of feminism that Christian women should strive for. Feminism is not something to be ashamed of, it is something that God has designed for his people. Feminism has changed numerous times over the years since it first got its start in 1848. In the 1920s women fought a hard battle for the right to vote- and won. Twenty years later in the 40s, women began to change their roles in the house. As the men left to fight in the war, the women had to take over their roles in factories, gaining traction in a space that was formerly purely for the male breadwinners. This was also the first time that women were allowed to serve roles in each branch of the military, but were still not allowed in combat. Over 350,000 women served. This was a huge turning point in the feminist movement…

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