First Wave Of Feminism
Thanks to feminism, women can now vote, own property, start their own business, get a job outside the home, don’t have to quit working after marriage, and can’t be fired or denied a job just because they’re pregnant. Also, any money earned is theirs to keep and they are no longer property of a man (father/ husband). Women can choose whether or not to get married, go to college, serve in the military, wear pants, or choose whether or not to have children. Feminism also helped acquire laws against marital rape, stalking, child molestation, sexual harassment, spousal abuse, get laws for parental leave for (both) parents, and continue to fight for equal pay for equal …show more content…
More women than men – 38 percent versus 18 percent – identified as feminist, but in neither group did a majority use the label. Why then, when feminism has done so much for the equality of the sexes, are people so reluctant to wear its title?
Feminism preaches its reach towards equality between men and women, but many question whether it is more a movement that focuses solely on the rise of women and less on equality. Even the name is restrictive. If the movement were actually focused on equality and not boosting women to a higher advantage than men, then why is it not called egalitarianism or some other, more inclusive name? Why doesn’t it cover any problems or injustices that aren 't 100% exclusively about