Feminism Throughout History

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Feminism Throughout history, women around the globe have been struggling to gain rights that are equal to men in the society. Women have been struggling to obtain respect, equality, and the same rights men have in the society. However, this has been difficult to them because of patriarchy, an ideology whereby, men are always considered to be superior to women, and have the right to control women. This thought has spread widely among the social structures of the society around the globe and this made it difficult for women to achieve their dreams of feminism. Nonetheless, through the feminist movements, women were able to get some equal rights to men, and are still struggling to get the rights most men take for granted. According to…show more content…
This is when they decided that, they can no longer keep quiet and remain house keepers as men exploit them, they decided to fight for equal rights and opportunities that men had in the society. The American woman was limited in every aspect of her life, from family to workplace, and was only to devote her life to homemaking. Those who worked were limited to jobs like teachers, secretaries or nurses. This called for the formation of feminist movements in the 1960s and 70s to fight for equal rights for women. The movements were formed to fight against inequality in employment and access to better jobs and remuneration (Freedman 125). Inequality was the main cause of feminism. In addition, women were fighting against different forms of violence against women for instance, sexual violence, domestic violence and work place discrimination. The beginning of the feminist movement was as a result of women fighting for what they believed in and sought to have in the future, equality between men and women and equal education and employment opportunities. In the feminist movement, men and women wish the world to be a place with equal opportunities for all sexes without any boundaries which are discrimination against age, sex, sexual orientation, and economic status. Most feminist view the world as unequal, and their struggle is to eliminate the gender gap, and the idea that men are superior to women. This is the main reason why feminist movements were established, to create
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