Feminism And The Social Movements Of The Twentieth Century

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Research Methodology: Unquestionably, feminism will be seen by historians as one of the strongest social movements of the twentieth century. Ideas that the rights of women should be included among the rights of all people existed as a coherent set since the late 1860s and culminated in women’s right to vote in the early twentieth century (Stromquist, 2009). Since the current research is addressing the issue of gender equity in higher education in Egypt, it is using the Feminist theory as a theoretical background for driving research goal. It is one of the major contemporary sociological theories, which analyzes the status of women and men in society with the purpose of using that knowledge to better women 's lives. Feminist theorists also question the differences between women, including how race, class, ethnicity, sexuality, nationality, and age intersect with gender. Feminist theory is most concerned with giving a voice to women and highlighting the various ways women have contributed to society. Feminist theories first emerged as early as 1792 in publications such as A Vindication of the Rights of Woman by Mary Wollstonecraft, “The Changing Woman and so on. “The Changing Woman” is a Navajo Myth that gave credit to a woman who, in the end, populated the world. In 1851, Sojourner Truth addressed women’s rights issues through her publication, “Ain’t I a Woman.” Sojourner Truth addressed the issue of women having limited rights due to men 's flawed perception of women. Truth
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