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The Social, Political, And Economic Equality Between The Sexes

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By definition, feminism is “the social, political, and economic equality between the sexes.” When the first wave began, proclaiming oneself as a feminist was radical. However, people knew the real meaning at that time, that is, the actual definition. In the new wave of feminism, people have come to see this word as an ugly and undesirable title. The word itself has become skewed and twisted by the people who are against the movement, giving it a negative connotation. Instead of imagining a brave and courageous woman who is fighting for equal treatment for all women of the world, they see a man-hating, ugly, masculine, hysterical woman. Thinking this way, they falsely display women and criticize the movement and all involved. The media negatively affects society’s view of the feminist movement and harms the image of women in general.
In the history of the United States, there are three recognized waves of feminism. The first wave began in the late 19th century and lasted into the beginning of the 20th century. Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony are the well known women to suggest the right for women to vote on the women’s rights campaign. The most important success of this wave was suffrage, the right for women to vote. However, the women of these times basically wanted the right to engage as a full citizen in society which meant holding property, keeping money earned, having guardianship of children, and of course, the right to vote. Since women did not have right
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