Feminism Essay

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Feminism: key beliefs: factual and moral

During the 1960`s and 1970`s the feminists started the idea of women’s liberation into the media and the general public.

Key beliefs: Factual and Moral

They believe that it was not an oppressed woman’s fault that she behaved like an oppressed woman. They wanted a comparable worth, and therefore supported the Equal pay act which is an act that bits employers from paying unequal wages, based on gender.
They also focus on equal rights for the same education and voting. Reproductive rights, abortion rights, protection against sexual harassment and domestic violence.
focus on individual rights and autonomy; minimize male/female difference; emphasize equality of opportunity and promote
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economy. Some six million women recruited to work in military factories, producing munitions and other military goods, were symbolized by the War Department's "Rosie the Riveter" poster. (See picture ) The Supreme Court began to drift incrementally to the right on important women's rights issues. And an aging generation of predominantly white, upper-class activists largely failed to address issues impacting women of color, low-income women, and women living outside of the United States.
In 1993, feminist author Rebecca Walker made the term "third-wave feminism" to describe a new generation of young feminists working to create a more inclusive and comprehensive movement since women's rights were starting to drift in 1980. Feminists have influenced the world and changed oppertunities for women. Women now have the right to have equal pay, have the same jobs as men and general equal rights. That being said, it doesn't mean we do not have any form of gender discrimination ( Look at many middle eastern countries where women are considered property to men ) but it has given women the right to rise their voice when discrimination does occur.


Environmentalism

Key beliefs:
Environmentalists believe in very limited use of the earths natural resources (use of paper, use of cars and other gas running forms of transportation ) they want to conserve as much as possible to keep our earth better for us…

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