Misuse of Women Protection Laws Essay

5729 Words Jun 8th, 2015 23 Pages
INDEX
1. Acknowledgment Pg.3
2. Abstract Pg.4
3. Introduction Pg.5
4. History Pg.7
5. Indian Feminism Pg.9
6. Where feminism goes wrong Pg.14
7. Bibliography Pg.20

ABSTRACT

Women have always been an integral part of society. However, more often than not their contribution in the human society has been ignored. This gave rise to the need of empowering women and hence the feminist movement.
This research project aims to comprehend and analyze the very essence of Feminism in terms of the 3rd wave and in Indian context. It also analyses the myths associated with feminism and the flaws which lead to the ambiguity in the whole concept of feminism. Further, the paper discusses as to whether the term “feminism” can be brought under
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A feminist advocates or supports the rights and equality of women. Feminist theory which emerged from these feminist movements, aims to understand the nature of gender inequality by examining women's social roles and lived experience; it has developed theories in a variety of disciplines in order to respond to issues such as the social construction of sex and gender.
Feminist activists campaign for women's rights – such as in contract law, property, and voting – while also promoting bodily integrity, autonomy, and reproductive rights for women. Feminist campaigns have changed societies, particularly in the West, by achieving women's suffrage, gender neutrality, equal pay for women, reproductive rights for women (including access to contraceptives and abortion), and the right to enter into contracts and own property.
Feminists have worked to protect women and girls from domestic violence, sexual harassment, and sexual assault. They have also advocated for workplace rights and many such essential traits of a woman’s life that have been undermined for time immemorial.
“When I ask these same folks about the
feminist books or magazines they read, when
I ask them about the feminist talks they have heard,
about the feminist activists they know, they respond
by letting me know that everything they know about
feminism has come into their lives thirdhand [sic], that
they really have not come close enough to the
feminist…

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