Feminism : A Feminist Perspective

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When people think of the words “feminist” or “feminism” it sometimes open the doors to a scrutinizing debate. People will go back and forth on their opinions of this delicate topic causing some people to change their minds where as others will just add more fuel to their own fire by making their beliefs even stronger for the next time they wish to defend their thoughts and ideas. Those people who stand by their strong supportive thoughts, ideas, and beliefs on the topic of feminism are known as a feminist’s. These feminists are strong believers for gender equality but most importantly empowering and celebrating women. Feminism dates as far back as to the 20th and 21st century when women were seen as inferior beings to the male population.…show more content…
Throughout history there have been more than a few feminists who have paved the way for progressively more feminists to join in on the concept of change for women. A few well-known names are Susan B. Anthony, Luce Irigaray, Julia Kristeva and Mary Wollstonecraft. Each of these feminists brought something different to the table of feminism thus creating a vast amount of theories for the subject. But one feminist that stands out as one of the most outstanding philosophers and writers of feminism, was no other than Simone de Beauvoir. What was so unique about Simone de Beauvoir was her notably diverse approach because instead of identifying herself as a philosopher, she instead identified herself as an author and feminist theorist. Some of her works include but are not limited to, “The Second Sex: Woman As Other”, “Coming of Age: The Other Again” and “All Men are Mortal, A Very Easy Death, Adieux: A Farewell to Sartre: Finitude, Passion, and the Body.” Beauvoir’s work with “The Second Sex: Woman as Other” is one piece of writing that is particularly inspiring as a young female and in which is totally relatable on so many levels. “The Second Sex argues against the either/or frame of the woman question (either women and men are equal or they are different). It argues for women’s equality, while
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