Women 's Liberation From The 1960 ' S Liberation Essay

1786 Words May 4th, 2016 8 Pages
From the 1960’s, women’s liberation (feminist) movements campaigned and advocated for the status of equality that is equivalent to that of their male counterparts. For decades, the feminist movements have made progress in effort to increase and attain said status and rights. Unfortunately, there is still the ongoing oppression and issue that reflects solely upon gender-based discrimination and inequality. For many individuals, gender-based dilemmas are not significant or global thus are not thought to be pressing predicaments when in reality, they are. To many aspects of sociological research and theories, women are the oppressed majority. Due to this irrational sexism, female empowerment such as “girl power” arises as a form of independence and reassurance. Susan B. Anthony once said, “The day will come when men will recognize [a] woman as his peer, not only at the fireside, but in councils of the nation. Then, and not until then, will there be the perfect comradeship, the ideal union between the sexes that shall result in the highest development of the race” (Needham, 2012, para. 1). Throughout history, women in general have been subjected to gender-based discrimination. The hardships and challenges women endured were based on cultural stereotypes that portrayed women as only somebody’s wife or mother — as if they were property. In patriarchal, male-dominated societies that exist in many, if not all aspects of the world continues to view women as the “weaker sex” who…

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