Essay on Feminism And Its Impact On Women

1625 Words Nov 9th, 2015 7 Pages
Feminist Essay
“One of the things about equality is not just that you be treated equally to a man, but that you treat yourself equally to the way you treat a man” as said by Marlo Thomas. Feminism has been very well advocated since 1848. Before this, women had no rights and were seen as the weaker sex. Feminism was a range of movements and beliefs that fhad one goal in common to establish and achieve equal, political, economic, cultural, personal, and social rights for women. The idea that women were just essentially assets to men or “property” seen as they were the feeble sex who were to live by the standard of being the trophy wife was only just a peek of the inequality happening at the time. Cultural feminism was a big part of the understanding of feminism as it was the differences that were viewed between women and men and how women were treated as liabilities like something that needed to be owned. This caused a change in everyday life for women because they never felt free they felt trapped in the life they had to live believing they were happy and some women even got illnesses for that reason alone. The doctors (who were men as well) only assumed it was because women were predisposed to illness. The possibility of women being dissatisfied was not sought out because they had nothing to do except live by the norms that society had confined them to. This is all tied up to Donald Hall’s book entitled Literary and…

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