My View On Feminism And Women 's Studies Essay

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My View on Feminism and Women’s Studies
My conceptions of feminism and Women’s Studies have not changed from what I thought before taking this class. I have always thought feminism was about empowering women to where they become as equal as men in society. The teacher’s mission in this class is to have the students learn about gender, inequality in gender and how to change these inequalities. A goal by the end of the class that I have applied to my life is beginning to critically think about feminism and inequality of gender in my own life. Two issues that I have learned about more was the confusing definition between sex and gender, the pressures of society making gender stereotypes and the troubles of gays with marriage and adoption. Women Studies has also taught me specifics on how feminism came about and how it has changed over generations.
The woman’s movement around the mid 1800’s was the main wave, made up of the other three waves. There were three main waves of change that happened in these different generations. The first wave was just fighting for political individuality. In the second wave, woman fought for the right for information relating to the workplace, sexuality and family. The third and most impressive in my eyes is where the "Women 's movement and civil rights movement, struggled for the rights of people of color, women, poor, gay and lesbians... and fought to transform society through laws and policies as well as changes in attitudes and…

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