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  • Summary: The Rise Of Feminism

    Feminism is described as “the belief that men and women should have equal rights and opportunities and organized activity in support of women 's rights and interests” ( Merriam-Webster). This term was created in 1872 by a male French philosopher who encouraged a Utopian world. The end of the 19th and the beginning of the 20th century, Caucasian men fully held the 5. Feminism is what demanded change and gave women the right to run for political positions, changed views on parenting, and overall…

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  • Feminist Narrative Analysis

    should have power similar to men. Also, I comprehend feminists with having high standards for themselves and other women. I do not know a lot about feminism, but it seems that the origin of the word was transformed from a wake-up call for women’s rights into a negatively stereotyped belief. From my perspective, it seems that…

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  • Crucible Gender Roles

    like the girls did in Salem, the patriarchy seeks to degrade women’s rights activists by giving them demeaning labels. Resulting from this derogative name-calling is a negative stigma associated with feminism. Men represent the feminist as a caricature figure for all to see: a fat, bitter lesbian who refuses to shave her armpits. It is no surprise, then, that out of a sense of self-preservation, many women publicly reject feminist ideology. Name-calling is a surprisingly effective technique…

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  • Women In Iron Jawed Angels

    Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie defines feminism as “a man or a woman who says, yes, there’s a problem with gender as it is today and we must fix it, we must do better. All of us, women and men, must do better.” Like Adichie, many feminists speak against gender stereotypes and fight the unequal treatment of women and minorities. Laci Green uses the phrase “Man Hater, Bra Burner, Baby Killer and Lesbian” in one of her videos, to describe few of the many stereotypes that revolve around women/men that…

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  • The Feminist Movement

    feminist marches. In the 1980s, women of color eventually began the womanist and mujerista movements because they did not have a place in mainstream Feminism. Brittney Cooper, a professor of Women’s and Gender Studies and Africana Studies at Rutgers University, explains the difference between white feminists and feminists of color, saying, "One kind of feminism focuses on the policies that will help women integrate fully into the existing American system. The…

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  • What Is The Impact Of The Women's Rights Movement

    While women make up over half of the current world population, historically women have been oppressed and forced into submissive roles. Only recently have women in the United States begun gaining equality. We have gained these rights and liberties because of the commitment past women, such as Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Susan B. Anthony, Lucretica Mott, and Betty Freidan, have made to social transformation. While the fundamental rights we have today-- such as the ability to obtain education, to vote…

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  • Lorde's Ideas Of Feminism

    White feminism should not be the only feminism seen in our world. Many different women exist; therefore, many versions of feminism exist. When reading Audre Lorde’s “The Master’s Tools”, Combahee River Collective’s “A Black Feminist Statement”, and Rhon Manigault-Bryant’s “An Open Letter to White Liberal Feminists”, the idea that multiple versions and conceptions of feminism exist becomes undeniable. Lorde writes that women should revel in differences and use them as a source of power instead of…

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  • Criticism In Margaret Fuller's Woman In The Nineteenth Century

    patriarchy / patrimony is seen as "the source of tyranny, wars and diseases".Margaret Fuller, one of the first representatives of cultural feminism, defended the organic worldview in his book Woman in the Nineteenth Century (1845), focusing on the intuitive, emotional and spiritual aspects of knowledge, beyond the rational and legal implications of liberal feminism. And he argued that beyond the rationality of the woman, there are intuitive sense of extreme emotions. Fuller tended to become…

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  • Judith Butler Feminism

    easy it is to uphold,” said Foucault. However, women like Butler are making sure that the repression doesn’t last much longer. Butler is a hero and living legend for the communities she advocates on behalf of – the transgender community, gay and lesbian communities, gender-neutral, etc. With these changes in ideals and the growth of scientific data surrounding the subject, it will help the LGBT community advocate for their equal rights. Although total acceptance of the LGBT community has yet to…

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  • Audre Lorde The Masters Will Never Dismantle The Master's House Analysis

    not really fit to please the women in society. The inequity in these reasons is the reason why feminism was started by white, middle class women. The only problem with feminism is that since it was made my middle class women, it really deals with problems faced by middle class white women, therefore excluding black women and the problems they face. Lorde addresses this problem and calls it “white feminism”. Lorde said “If white American feminist theory need not deal with the differences between…

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