History And Evolution Of The Anti Feminist Movement Essay

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In this paper, I will be exploring in depth the history and evolution of the anti-feminist movement as a reaction to feminism in the United States. As a background, I will provide a brief summary of the feminist movement and it’s relation to anti-feminism. Then I will go into the anti-feminist movement, and it’s origins, background, and main supporters. Although anti-feminism was founded as a backlash movement, it actually sparked another wave of movements itself, those of which I will explore as well. Lastly, I will look at how anti-feminism has evolved over time, and it’s impact on society and feminism as a whole. Although feminism in the United States can be dated back to the early 18th century, any movements or advocates during that time were scarce, and the societal influence accomplished was little to none. The feminist movement didn’t really start to get started until the 19th century. 19th century through mid 20th century feminism is considered First-wave feminism, which includes the suffrage movement, education reform, workplace reform, and the beginning of the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA) movements (Harding, 1981). The first wave of feminism peaked and is said to have ended with the passage of the 19th Amendment, giving women the right to vote, and putting an end to the highly influential suffrage movement. Second-wave feminism is the period of the feminist movement which took place from mid to late 20th century into the 21st century (Harding, 1981). This period

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