Social Movements: Women's Struggle For Equality

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Whenever one looks at historical social movements, one common element that one often will find is that one of their major goals is to push for equality. The women's suffrage movement, the African American Civil Rights movement and the current struggle that LGBT Americans have for greater acceptance within society are all examples of this seeking of equality. However, one question that should be asked is whether or not equality within society can be achieved and thus if such actions to increase equality are legitimate. This is not to question the historic discrimination that existed for many of those social movements that sought equality, but rather to examine the notion that equality can exist within a society at all and if so at what costs.
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