Description of All Four Feministic Theories

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In chapter twelve of the textbook titled The Moral of the Story we are faced with theories of feminism that we encounter on an everyday basis. The issue on feminism is one that has been fought for by both men and woman for many years and yet still seems to be an ongoing battle to achieve full gender equality. I personally feel that gender equality is important in this world because I for myself have met women in my life who I not only look up to but who have also inspired me to keep moving forward in my journey of life. In this paper I will describe all four feministic theories as well as to why I support feminism as a whole. I will also compare the similarities as well as differences of these theories as well as to which theory I tend to see more of on a day-to-day basis. First we are encountered with the theory of Classical Feminism. This theory is also referred to as “Liberal Feminism” which implies that all men and woman are to be regarded as “persons” first and gendered beings second (Rosenstand, 625). It is in classical feminism where we are introduced to another type of gender, which is referred to as Androgyny. This new gender category is one that is considered to be a combination of both feminine and masculine characteristics and is achieved through cultural changes rather than biological differences (Rosenstand, 627). Simone de Beauvoir believed that a man was considered a typical human being while women were viewed as atypical (Rosenstand, 627). Beauvoir believed

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