Feminism And Its Impact On Women 's Political Movement

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Feminism is an ideology that has been established during the 19th and 20th century to help encourage the role of women and the women’s political movement. Mary Wollenstonecraft was a key influence in feminism, especially liberal feminism and her literature had influenced many women after the French Revolution. (Axford, 2002) This was part of the first ‘wave’ of feminism where social and liberal feminists were established. This ‘wave’ of feminism campaigned for suffrage and equal rights. Suffrage for women was a key principle for liberal feminism, as they believed that by gaining the right to vote for women it would reduce the prejudice against women and reach full emancipation. However, even after achievement voting rights for women a second ‘wave’ of feminism had become more radical, these subdivisions weren’t after reform like previously and as years have gone by more divisions of feminism has been established. An example of the dissection is the third ‘wave’, which not only concentrated on rights of women but had other concerns regarding ethnicity too. These are many limitations towards liberal feminism, which have been pointed out by the new emergence groups of feminist such as: representation, disregard of other social and economic factors and patriarchy.
‘Liberal feminism thinking is based on human nature is androgynous’. (Heywood, 2011) This suggests that all human begins, whether male or female have genes inherited from their parents, so, women shouldn’t be judged…
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