Feminism And The Second Wave

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Unlike the First and the Second waves the Third wave does not have a starting point or a particular moment. The period from early 1990’s to present is often defined as the Third wave. This wave is considered as the “backlash” of the movements and achievements made in the second wave. Many issues like Webster decision in 1989, that made a way to create abortion laws and Planned Parenthood Association of Southeastern Pennsylvania v. Casey made a law that women should get counseling before abortion led to the lesser chances of availability of abortion. Since then, even the education in abortion was also seemed to gradually decrease. By 1990, there had been bombings on the abortion clinics. Also in 1976 , Snuff, a porographic film pushed women to form a Women against Violence in Pornograohy and Media as they realized that pornography degrades women of her standards and ultimately leads to rape and violence. Many feminists believed that pornography violates women’s rights. Media played a major role in reflecting the views of women to be called feminists. This wave particularly focuses on intersectionality. Women of color also expressed their thoughts of being divided on the basis of color and what it means to them to be a feminist. Some of the papers like “ This Bridge Called My Back, took birth which portraits the concerns of women of color and third world women and are also significant to those involved in the third wave. Many feminist writers like Bell Hooks, Audre…

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