Feminism And Women 's Rights On The Grounds Of Political, Social, And Social Equality

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Feminism. What is the meaning of feminism? This can defined in many different ways according to many different people. The real definition of feminism is the advocacy of women’s rights on the grounds of political, social and economical equality to men. Many decades have passed where women would try to gain equality to men. Many opportunities have been taken away from women. Opportunities that only men can handle; or at least think they were the only ones that can handle it. Feminism consists of five main components. Those components include patriarchy, discrimination, gender stereotypes, economic dependency and emotional work. For many hundreds of years, to this day, women continue to encounter these dilemmas. No matter what a woman tries to accomplish, she has to deal with if not one, all of these components of feminism. The main component a women faces everyday life is gender stereotypes. Gender stereotypes are negative generalizations or misconceptions of women. These are perpetuated in the media, educational system and just around the world in general. Some of these stereotypes include women not being as strong as men, they can’t play sports, they don’t make as much money as men do, and the list goes on and on. The biggest stereotype that still remains to this day is that a woman’s only job should be the clean the house and take care of the children while the man of the house goes out and provides for his family. This stereotype couldn’t have
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