Why Was Feminism Created?

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What is Feminism ? Feminism is the doctrine advocating social, political, and all other rights of women equal to those of men. It is a widely known term that has a reasoning of which can be easily misconceived along with three major outbreaks dealing with the development of this ground shaking movement that still exists today.

Why was Feminism Created? In the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, the movement of feminism was created to give women a sense of empowerment and independence from the male race. This was the cause of laws that were put against their rights such as the right to vote, speak in public, and even the attire expected of a woman was limited. They were treated as objects for usage by men and all that they were
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Sexuality came into play in the second wave as opposing religious people, especially men, were mistreating homosexuals along with women in general. This urged the Equal Rights Amendment as it is read in pacificu.edu, “ In this phase, sexuality and reproductive rights were dominant issues, and much of the movement 's energy was focused on passing the Equal Rights Amendment to the Constitution guaranteeing social equality regardless of sex.” Because the movement of feminism was during an era of any others, it was characterized as less important because it was still a growing organization and was not very beneficial to the public as a whole. These beliefs produced memorable individual groups such as, “..women-only organizations (such as NOW) and ‘consciousness raising’ groups. In publications like ‘The BITCH Manifesto’ and ‘Sisterhood is Powerful,’ feminists advocated for their place in the sun.”(pacificu.edu) The second wave lured women of color opposed to the first wave being impaled by white, middle class women. Colored women being the minority, were pushed to stand for their acknowledgment as an essential part of the movement as one woman proved, “The intellectual product of the minority feminist scholar should incorporate in a formal fashion the ethical and moral …show more content…
There was then an online group of women who went by the name of “grrls.” They projected all of the things men put women to shame for to stand behind those once shameful characteristics of a woman and uplift them using a sense of reverse psychology as this can be cited on pacificu.edu reading, “The ‘grrls’ of the third wave stepped onto the stage as strong and empowered, eschewing victimization and defining feminine beauty for themselves as subjects, not as objects of a sexist patriarchy. They developed a rhetoric of mimicry, which appropriated derogatory terms like ‘slut’ and ‘bitch’ in order to subvert sexist culture and deprive it of verbal weapons.” In this brief description from Vanessa A.,” ‘Slut-shaming’ is an act or a belief that both males and females sometimes verbally or non-verbally behave in a manner where the effect may negatively impact another individual in a multitude of factors such as: class, culture, media, gender, feminism, sexuality, race, ethnicity, politics, history, biology, anthropology, and religion,”(ERIC) defines slut-shaming which was apart of the discrimination men had put towards women. Some women fail to understand that it is normal to feel sexual desires towards their partner even though they are not yet married because of this long line of slut

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