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Feminism : The, Feminist, And Post Modern Feminism

- ... Jenny states that she doesn’t want to get married and she only wants the baby. She also doesn’t need a ring; she only wants the sperm to conceive her baby. Later on when she has a conversation with the publisher about her book, A Sexual Suspect, Jenny quotes her book by saying, “I wanted a job and I wanted to live alone; that made me a sexual suspect. I wanted a baby, but I didn’t want to share my life in order to have one; that also made a sexual suspect.” One of Jenny’s supporters is Roberta Muldoon....   [tags: Feminism, Feminist theory, Radical feminism]

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Feminism : Defining Radical Feminism

- Introduction: As written by Bell Hooks (2000:1) “Simply put, feminism is a movement to end sexism, sexist exploitation, and oppression”, this essay contains a few on my views on feminism and a summary of radical feminism and borders or boundaries that challenge feminism as explained in the textbook in chapter 1: pages 21-25 and chapter 2: pages 48-57 respectively. Radical Feminism: Defining Radical Feminism. The author Nancy Mandell starts by trying to put a face and a form of familiarity to radical feminism as seen in a part of the first sentence which goes “Have you ever wondered when women started to ‘Take Back the Night’, Although no straight cut definition is provided by Mandell in thi...   [tags: Feminism, Feminist theory, Radical feminism]

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Feminism, The, And Multicultural And Global Feminism

- Feminism; the belief that women are and should be treated as potential intellectual equals and social equals to men. For centuries both women and men alike have banned together to eradicate and evolve societies sexist views towards females. Beginning as early as the eighteenth century feminist groups have worked to abolish the inequality and social indifferences of the sexes. Women for centuries have defied conforming to society’s unequal views towards them and have fought for basic human rights that are equal to men in their own ways through liberal, radical, ecofeminism, and multicultural and global feminism....   [tags: Feminism, Feminist theory, Gender]

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Feminism : Third Wave Feminism

- ... The biggest problem third wave feminists have with this it that it was not the woman herself defining her own beauty, society was defining it for her. Third wave feminism wants to open society’s eyes to this unconscious behavior it follows; a behavior that oppresses women by teaching girls they have to be skinny, have big breasts, and conceal their flaws to obtain perfect skin in order to have the “right” sexuality. The worst part is that society cannot take full blame for oppressing women who did not have these ideal standards of beauty; women hurt other women too....   [tags: Feminism, Third-wave feminism, Gender]

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Feminism : The Definition Of Feminism

- ... There were originally 138 women invited to be interviews but only 42 consented. These interviews took place in 1996 and 1997 and covered a range of themes including education, work, family, and feminism. An important aspect of this study that differs from others is that they left open the possibility of multiple meanings of the word feminism. As Aronson states, the “interviews revealed a general optimism about women expanded opportunities” (Aronson 909). There were many different findings that resulted from these interviews....   [tags: Feminism, Women's rights, Second-wave feminism]

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Feminism, Radical And Marxist Feminism

- ... The episode mentioned before concerns the protest against the Miss America beauty contest. The second wave feminism, previously known as The Women 's Liberation Movement, actually started with the Second World War when women started working (Hannam, 2012). It is difficult to define Feminism with a single explanation. This because the meaning is not “self-evident” (Gelsthorpe & Morris, 1988). When women start describing common situations which are believed to be shared, they discover the differences; which could be social, political and intellectual, as Gelsthorpe and Morris (1988) state....   [tags: Feminism, Feminist theory, Women's rights]

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Feminism : The Second Wave Of Feminism

- II. The second wave of feminists started movements that helped the poor, women, and anyone in need of help. Black feminist movements were contributed to aid in youth, protection of the people, and the well-being of an individual which was called the Black Feminist Organization in 1973 (Carabillo, Meuli and Csida 79). In the mid-seventies, the vast majority of foundations founded by women had programmed funding to the movements and was open to the public. Third wave feminism contrasts to the first wave and second wave of feminism because society has changed....   [tags: Feminism, Third-wave feminism, Women's suffrage]

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Feminism And My Views On Feminism

- ... I felt this really challenged me, and brought out feelings of frustration and inequality. For on this website where women claim to want equality they display how they do not wish to be equal to men but above them. They bash a male candidate, claiming he’s a sexist for calling some women names. Yet, there is no remarks or fight against the female candidate who clearly bashed women as well when her husband’s situation became public. I personally feel that if you want to be equal among men then do not play the victim if they call you a name....   [tags: Need, Want, Woman, Feminism]

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Feminism : The New Wave Of Feminism

- ... The second wave of feminism was in an era beginning in the 1960s until the 1980s. It was focused on issues in the workplace, sexuality, family, and reproductive rights. In 1960, the Food and Drug Administration approved the combined oral contraceptive pill, which made it easier for women to maintain a career without having to leave unexpectedly due to pregnancy (Knights of Columbia). Feminism has impacted many topics throughout time, and with the win of the contraceptive pill, it’s another step towards equality....   [tags: Feminism, Gender, Women's suffrage, Sociology]

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Feminism : Is Feminism Still Relevant?

- Feminism We live in a world where feminism exist. It has existed for many years now. The questions at hand are “Is feminism still relevant?” and “How do young women view feminism?” In order to answer these questions you first have to define the word feminism. I am sure there are many different opinions and facts on the topic. As a young women myself, I plan to explain how I view feminism versus other young women today. With that being said I will give you my opinions and state some facts further along in the essay....   [tags: Feminism, Women's suffrage, Women's rights]

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Feminism And The First Wave Of Feminism

- ... The doctrine was known as The Declaration of Sentiments, it tackled women suffrage and addressed the right to vote for women. The focus was mainly on achieving the goal of getting women the right to vote, but the movement also assisted with the Abolishment Movement which helped end the slavery of African-Americans, the advancement in women education, and the reform of women 's role in the family. This movement consists mainly of upper-class and middle-class white woman such as-as; Rebecca West, Mary Wollstonecraft, Amelia Jenks Bloomer, Lucy Stone, and Anna Howard Shaw....   [tags: Women's suffrage, Feminism, Women's rights]

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Racism, Feminism, And Feminism

- To combat the presence of sexism third wave feminism has begun to make its way back into our media. The word feminism has often been treated as a sort of swear word by celebrities not many willing to claim the word because it still has a negative connotation attached to it. Feminism at it’s roots is the belief that regardless of gender, race, ability, or sexual orientation, we are all equal and deserve to be treated as such. The feminism that has made it’s way to the forefront of our media is feminism at isn’t intersectional but white feminism....   [tags: Gender, Transgender, Woman, Feminism]

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Feminism And The Feminist Theory

- ... After Jane finds out that she is pregnant, she asserts that “it [is] up to [her] to provide for the child, and the only way to do that [is] to keep [her] job” (Ozeki 232). In this instance, Jane is or perhaps, will be playing the role of both a nurturer and a protector. Jane defies the societally-imposed gender roles by partaking in both roles, as she aspire to maintain a work-life balance and give sufficient care for her child. Although, one can argue that Jane only recognizes that she must provide for her child because, at that time, Sloan has not “volunteered to do so,” Jane further indicates that she is “afraid of being emotionally” and “terrified of becoming financially” dependent o...   [tags: Feminism, Gender, Radical feminism]

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The Faults Of Feminism And Feminism

- The Faults in Feminism The term “feminism” tends to have a negative connotation in today’s culture. Feminism is now focusing on female dominance and male disrespect. Women are fighting for equality, yet using personal bias to define equality, claiming identical rights for all will produce an equal culture. The mainstream feminist movement is using this corrupted view of equality to force rights of women. Contrary to popular belief, true feminism fights for true equality for women, as well as other people groups....   [tags: Feminism, Gender role, Gender, Women's suffrage]

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Feminism And The Feminist Movement

- ... With reference to the work of Judith butler, Raewyn Connell, Susan Bickford and Greta Snyder. “I’m not a feminist, but…” followed by some feminist sentiments is a hugely common occurrence in society (Dottolo 663). Often this is attributed back to what people believe it means to be a feminist many misconceptions that have circulated about feminists throughout the movement including: Feminists; hate families, hate men, are lesbians, are ugly, hate stay-at-home mums, are all women, believe in the exact same thing, are always angry....   [tags: Feminism, Feminist theory, Gender]

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Feminism in "Top Girls" and "The Handmaid's Tale"

- Both Top Girls and The Handmaid’s Tale relate to contemporary political issues and feminism. Top Girls was written by Caryl Churchill, a political feminist playwright, as a response to Thatcher’s election as a first female British Prime Minister. Churchill was a British social feminist in opposition to Thatcherism. Top Girls was regarded as a unique play about the challenges working women face in the contemporary business world and society at large. Churchill once wrote: ‘Playwrights don’t give answers, they ask questions’, [6] and I think she is proving it in Top Girls: she brings up many tough questions over the course of the play, including what success is and if women’s progress in the w...   [tags: Feminism]

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Opposing Sides : Feminism And Anti Feminism

- Opposing Sides: Feminism and Anti-Feminism Throughout the twentieth century, there have been many drastic changes with regards to the political, vocational, and everyday lives of women. The woman’s overwhelming response to these changes formed two opposing forces known as the feminists and the anti-feminists. Feminists support the belief that women are equal to men in every facet of life and are not to be “brainwashed” into following a submissive housewife role. On the opposing side, anti-feminists believe that a woman’s responsibility is to be a homemaker and to take care of their children and families above other obligations....   [tags: Feminism, Gender, Gender role]

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Feminism And The Feminist Movement

- There is no denying that Feminism had been a rising topic of conversation in the past years, yet it is difficult to find a conversation about it without heavy controversy. One question from a recent poll shows that only a mere 18 percent of Americans consider themselves Feminists, yet when prompted again, 85 percent of Americans responded that they believe in equality for all women (New York Times/ Women in the World). The responses to these two questions show the confusion surrounding the term and the movement in general....   [tags: Feminism, Feminist theory, Gender, Patriarchy]

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Feminism And The Feminist Movement

- This weeks readings explored the historical changes of throughout the feminist movement. By looking at the history of the movement the current state of feminism become clearer. As we have studied the theme of intersectionality was not an element of previous feminist movements. This means that the first and second 'waves ' of feminism were not movements where all women, regardless of race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, sex, or class, felt included and supported (González). bell hooks writes in her book Feminism is for Everyone that feminism is an ideology and movement that everyone can understand (Introduction)....   [tags: Feminism, Feminist theory, Gender, Patriarchy]

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Feminism And The Feminist Theory

- Some feminist scholars have called to extend animal studies into feminist theory; one branch of contemporary feminist theory is care theory, involving “incorporating the voices of animals” (Donovan, 2006, p. 307). Donovan (1990) expressed that care theory implements the conviction that animals, like humans, do not want to be exploited, tortured, or killed and thus humans should not exploit, torture, or kill animals for recreation or consumption. Moreover, just as feminism has worked to integrate a variety of voices into discussion and theories, advocating for the incorporation of animals is an integral step in feminist care theory....   [tags: Feminism, Gender, Feminist theory, Meat]

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Feminism Is Not A Dirty Word

- “Feminism is not a dirty word. It does not mean you hate men, it does not mean you hate girls with nice legs and a tan, and it does not mean you are a bitch or a dyke, it means that you believe in equality.” - Kate Nash Feminism is a very controversial topic that most people try to just skirt around in hopes that you don’t offend. It’s so controversial because there are more lies than truths about feminism and most believe the lies. Feminism is so controversial because there are stereotypes and there is a lack of information....   [tags: Feminism, Feminist theory, Radical feminism]

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Feminism : A Feminist Perspective

- ... The second wave was thought to be very radical. Sexual and reproductive rights were a big issue. This phase began with protesting The Miss America Pageant in 1968. The typical feminist back them thought of it to be a degrading “cattle parade” that made the thought that women are just beauty objects dominated by the patriarchy. The third wave of feminism started in the 90s and includes the post-modern wave of feminism. This included the thought that women get love make up and cute dresses and also have a brain at the same time....   [tags: Feminism, Elizabeth Cady Stanton]

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Feminism And The Feminist Movement

- “Imagine living in a world where there is no domination, where females and males are not alike or even always equal, but where a vision of mutuality is the ethos shaping our interaction. Imagine living in a world where we can all be who we are, a world of peace and possibility.” (Feminism is for everybody, page 8). This particular quote from the assigned reading really spoke to me. How amazing would it be to live in a world where no one group dominates another, or more importantly no one group discriminates one another....   [tags: Feminism, Gender, Sexism, Discrimination]

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Feminism And The Feminist Movement

- For hundreds of years, women are fighting a war of inequality in the male dominated society. Heather Savigny addressed a very important question in her article, what is Feminism. By definition, “Feminism” is a moment started by women to end inequality in all fields of society. Women in the society started this protest to gain rights that were deprived by the males in the society. A feminist can be a normal person who fights against the discrimination on based on sex, age and gender. The feminist movement is very important in our society, to protect women for sexual harassment and violence....   [tags: Charlotte Perkins Gilman, Feminism]

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Feminism And The Feminist Movement

- Feminism is a movement promoting the equality of women and men in all spheres of society. The feminist movement was aimed to fight for gender equality in the society. There are countless issues on gender inequalities on different settings such as classroom and workplace. Generally, women of all ages and races experience a certain degree of discrimination throughout their life courses. Therefore, feminists argued that male and female should have equal rights in political, economic and social issues (Giddens, Duneier, Appelbaum and Carr 2014)....   [tags: Gender, Feminism, Women's rights]

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Feminism And The Feminist Movement

- ... In fact women are taking advantage of affirmative action to gain positions. Men and women also bare the same burdens. Both sexes have to watch over their children; all parents have responsibilities. They face the same domestic and financial issues. Everyone has to pay the same bills. Everyone has to juggle busy schedules. There is no need to cry for change when there is nothing to change. Feminists just whine to get attention. In fact men are the actual victims. The feminist movement looks down on men while meninist try to empower men....   [tags: Feminism, Gender, Sexism, Male]

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Feminism And The Feminist Movement

- The 1980 's were a time of formidable change for the feminist movement in North America, and one of the ways this can be most strikingly viewed is by looking at the splitting of the feminist movement over the topic of women 's sexuality. In contrast to the second wave of feminism 's early unity over issues such as women in the workplace, and reproductive rights, the end of the second wave, and beginning of the third wave can be seen to have been characterized by the definitive splitting of that unity over in-movement disputes regarding sex and pornography (Hall 255-256)....   [tags: Feminism, Gender role, Feminist theory, Gender]

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Feminism And The First Feminist Movement

- Feminism, an issue that has been on the rise for a vast amount of time but didn’t make an official appearance until 1828. There were three different movements spread out from 1828 until present day. The second feminism movement which challenged historical attitudes not only increased opportunities for women, but also helped to expand their legal rights. Before the first feminist movement (up until 1828), women were treated less than equal. They had no rights or security. From a young age, they were expected to be married off to a man their parents approved of, often times it was an arranged marriage....   [tags: Feminism, Women's suffrage, Women's rights]

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Feminism Is Not Only Faced By Women

- ... While many people believe that feminism is no longer a relevant movement, in the initial speech of the campaign, it was made clear that there is not a single country in this world that has accomplished complete gender equality. In fact, women’s rights were not begun to be thought of as synonymous with human rights until 1995, when Hillary Clinton made a speech at the Fourth World for Women Conference in China (McDonald, 2014). The campaign calls upon men and boys to become advocates in the fight against gender inequality, including male, because not only women need to be fighting to achieve equality, because it is not solely women who are being treated unequally....   [tags: Feminism, Gender, Feminist theory]

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Feminism And The Feminist Movement

- Feminism in the dictionary is defined as an “advocacy of equality of the sexes and the establishment of the political, social, and economic rights of the female sex.” (Oxford English Dictionary) However, today it is not met with the same positive manner that it should be. Many people have taken the values of feminism and taken it to an extreme that overall has a negative impact on the movement. Today, feminism is met with a lot negative reactions, and calling yourself a feminist can lead to some people thinking of you in a negative manner....   [tags: Feminism, Gender, Women's suffrage, Sexism]

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How The English Languages Defines Feminism

- How the English Languages Defines Feminism According to the New World Encyclopedia, there is no single idea of feminism. The word feminism encompasses “the social,cultural and political movements, theories and moral philosophies concerned with gender inequalities and equal rights for women.” Unfortunately this is the same word that many people, especially women, do not associate themselves with. The reason why so few women do label themselves is because the English language has misinterpret and misconstrued the central idea of feminism....   [tags: Feminism, Feminist theory, Radical feminism]

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Freedom From The Patriarch : Feminism

- Freedom from the Patriarch “Feminism is a socialist, anti-family, political movement that encourages women to leave their husbands, kill their children, practice witchcraft, destroy capitalism and become lesbians” said Pat Robertson, a media mogul and former southern baptist minister. Mr. Robertson and many other misogynistic thinkers are the cause for Third Wave feminism. This new Third Wave differentiates from the First and Second Waves, however is similarly formed because of the noticeable inequality of women in society....   [tags: Feminism, Second-wave feminism, Feminist theory]

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Feminism : The Feminist Movement

- ... The Feminist movement was truly a way for women to display their dissatisfaction with the rigid dogma of society. Men were in control of almost everything a woman did. Women were seen to be second best compared to men, therefore, they were treated as such. Osmond and Thorne (1993) stated that “historically male experts have controlled women’s bodies, denying them the access to birth control and abortion; the large males dominated medical field established alienation conditions for childbearing....   [tags: Gender, Gender role, Transgender, Feminism]

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The Third Wave Of Feminism

- ... Sexuality for instance, is a term that was used to define the quality of a woman; a woman was not good enough unless society said her sexuality was high enough. The biggest problem third wave feminists have with this it that it was not the woman herself defining her own sexuality, it was being defined for her. Third wave feminism wants to open society’s eyes to this unconscious behavior it follows; a behavior that oppresses women by teaching girls they have to be skinny, have big breasts, and conceal their flaws to obtain perfect skin in order to have the “right” sexuality....   [tags: Feminism, Third-wave feminism, Gender]

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Social Medi The Battleground For Feminism

- Social Media: The Battleground for Feminism If you thought that feminism died decades ago, think again. The F-word has been coming up a lot in social media in the past few years, which has led to conflict in surprising places in the movement. Not only has the movement run into issues with the freedom of being online but also with racial tensions between different groups of women. The Internet is now the battleground for racial issues that have been brought to the forefront in Feminism and shows no intentions of slowing down or cooling off....   [tags: Feminism, Third-wave feminism, Rhetoric]

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Feminism And The Feminist Movement

- Imagine feeling the tension between the shoulders of a person who has to work endless hours for pennies on the dollar to support their family, only to miss their children’s lives pass by them. Imagine being a person who has a passion to better their country, but cannot run for a political office because of their gender. Imagine coming to a new land with hopes and dreams for success and a new start, but reprehended by natives due to appearance and language barriers. These images may appear to be fictitious, but without our predecessors who fought for equality, the struggles they dealt with would be our reality....   [tags: Feminism, Women's rights, Women's suffrage, Sexism]

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Feminism : A Basic Sociological Theoretical Framework

- Feminism as a basic sociological theoretical framework began to emerge in the 1970s (Luxton, 2009, p.41). Although a number of subsets of feminist theory, there are commonalities that exist between the various facets. Luxton (2009) notes that one such commonality is the recognition of sexism’s role in the discrimination and inequalities experienced by women (p. 41). Radical feminism emerged as a theoretical approach emerged as a result of consciousness-raising efforts made by diverse women during the Women’s Movements of the 1970s, which recognized common themes throughout their shared experiences (Commack, 2014, p.37)....   [tags: Feminism, Feminist theory, Radical feminism]

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Feminism And Ideas Of Sexual Equality

- ... The tactic of class consciousness enabled women to unpack and understand unrealized ideas about male supremacy. Small groups were formed known as conscious raising sessions where the women would hold intense conversations about gender inequality and then later attend “speak-outs” where they would take what they learned in the sessions to the public. Speak-outs were done to dramatize the problem as well as propose solutions. Other forms of protests were also exhibits by these groups of women including one known as the 1968 Protest; where they targeted the Miss America Pageant and argued for no more beauty standards....   [tags: Feminism, Feminist theory, Gender]

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Feminism And The Feminist Movement

- ... The family is making the decision of following through with a purchase of a home in a white neighborhood or taking the money offered to them to leave. Walter, the man of the house is pressured by Mama, his mother, and his wife Ruth. Mama and Ruth firmly believe that they can live in the neighborhood to make a statement, to let those around them know that they can be just like the white people. A quote from A Raisin in the Sun that I think defines the struggle of families of color is, “What do you think you are going to gain by moving into a neighborhood… You just can’t force people to change their hearts.” (A Raisin in the Sun pg....   [tags: White American, Race, Feminism, White people]

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Feminism And The Feminist Theory

- Feminism is the advocacy of women’s rights with the support of men and women to obtain gender equality. It is where the feminist theory originates. Feminist theory explains the role of women in society throughout history and today, socially, economically, and politically. Those who advocate and support this movement are feminist. The goal is to gain equality for men and women, but the approach to obtain this is different. To understand this theory, I will break down the history and ideology of feminism, as it is the root to feminist theory....   [tags: Feminism, Gender, Women's rights, Women's suffrage]

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Differences Between Liberal And Radical Feminism

- The combination of liberal and radical feminism is not one that often comes to the mind, but it can be useful to consult various viewpoints when tackling complex issues. Despite drastic differences between them, these two views of feminism do hold some similarities with each other by virtue of their common goal (when that goal is simplified to simply equality of the genders). In this paper I will be outlining some of the basic similarities and differences between these two ideologies of feminism and I may not cover all of the connections and gaps between the two for the sake of length....   [tags: Feminism, Feminist theory, Radical feminism]

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Feminism And The Non West

- While feminist scholarship constantly strives to challenge misconceptions about how structures in society oppress their subjects, Chanda explains that many feminists themselves have fallen victim to the fallacies they sought to debunk (486). Ipshita Chanda’s “Feminist Theory in Perspective” outlines the many ways in which feminist scholarship has approached development in the third world in order to express that the oppressions experienced by women in the non-west are based on different material realities from women in the west (486)....   [tags: Feminism, Sociology, Third-wave feminism]

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A Biblical View Of Women And Feminism

- ... I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well. My frame was not hidden from you when I was made in the secret place when I was woven together in the depths of the earth. Your eyes saw my unformed body; all the days ordained for me were written in your book before one of them came to be.” Modern Feminism fights for a woman to have control over her own body which includes the right to abort an unwanted an unborn child. In comparison, the Bible distinctly says “do not murder” (Exodus 20:13)....   [tags: Feminism, Gender, Feminist theory, Woman]

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Gender Feminism : Recasting The Chronology Of Second Wave Feminism

- ... The conference worked against U.S. imperialism, which was the topic all cultures had in common. Imperialism was addressed in multiracial feminism because each minority was effected by it in unique ways. Native American and Latina communities were directly affected by U.S. imperialism and had their cultural stripped away. It made them seem like subservient groups in the U.S. which paved the way for increased racism and oppression. Through multiracial feminism the international perspective each one of these groups of women face is addressed and taken into consideration....   [tags: Feminism, Feminist theory, Black people, Race]

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Sociological Perspectives Of Functionalism And Feminism

- This essay will critically discuss the key sociological perspectives of Functionalism, Marxism and Feminism and how they relate to the way relationships are structured within society. In addition to this it will aim to discover which of the three perspectives have the most relevance in modern life. Functionalists believe that all people share the same values and norms, a value consensus and this leads to the achievement of social solidarity, a sense of unity. Functionalism suggests that society needs to be thought of as a whole and in order for it to function all of the parts, social institutions need to work together....   [tags: Sociology, Feminism, Feminist theory, Marxism]

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Feminism And The Category Of Women

- “Am I that name?”: Feminism and the Category of ’Women’ in History, By Denise Riley. Minneapolis, MN: University of Minnesota Press, 1988 At first blush, this deceptively short work by Denise Riley (currently a A.D. White Professor-at-large at Cornell ) may come across as a simple linear historical rendering of Anglo-American (more of the Anglo, though) feminism - which it succeeds in doing and very well. Yet Riley, who is both philosopher and poet with her PhD in Poetry and the History of Ideas – will not let us off with a mere chronology, as fascinating as that may be to an American readership....   [tags: Feminism, Gender, Gender role, Radical feminism]

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Feminism : Equal, Not More Powerful

- Feminism: Equal, Not More Powerful On September 20th 2014, Emma Watson stepped on stage at the United Nations Headquarters, she gave a speech about why we need the HeForShe campaign, a campaign that describes itself as a “solidarity movement for gender equality that brings together one half of humanity in support of the other of humanity, for the entirety of humanity” (Home-HeForShe). In her speech, Emma Watson explained her motives for founding the HeForShe campaign saying: I want men to take up this mantle....   [tags: Feminism, Gender, Domestic violence]

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The Growing Direction Of Feminism

- ... Women authors and journalists continued this through the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. Feminist writers never ceased and kept on treading forward. The 17th century saw the continuance of feminist writers, including Marie de Gournay who wrote The Equality of Men and Women (Fisher 2). Mary Wollstonecraft who was arguably the most popular writer during that time, wrote A Vindication of the Rights of Women. This was about to how to elevate society and make people aware of the issues at hand....   [tags: Feminism, Women's rights, Second-wave feminism]

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Feminism Is The Absolute Scum Of The Earth

- ... “Initially, women reformers addressed social and institutional barriers that limited women’s rights; including family responsibilities, lack of educational and economic opportunities, and the absence of a voice in political debates” (“The Woman’s Rights Movement”). It took women over seventy years to be able to vote and even with that “. . . they did not vote independently; instead, their voting preferences tended to mirror those of the men in their families” (“The Women’s Rights Movement”)....   [tags: Feminism, Elizabeth Cady Stanton]

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Essay : Eliminating Misconceptions Of Feminism

- Maricruz De La Torre Professor Marquel English 101 March 4, 2015 Eliminating Misconceptions of Feminism in Hopes of Clarity There are existing forces that are preventing societies to flourish to their maximum potential, we are being cut short when it comes to accomplishing what we as human beings are capable of. To some people being oppressed, harassed, and mistreated happens on their daily basis. This bring me to the conclusion that we have long ways to go in regards to human rights. We have come long ways into a modern technological time, it is said that we are an advanced kind, but I believe that it is critical to question these statements....   [tags: Feminism, Sociology, Sexism, Patriarchy]

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The First Wave Of Feminism

- Feminism can simply be defined as a range of movements and ideologies in which share a common ground in terms of defining, establishing and achieving equal opportunities to that of males, in regards to economic, cultural and social rights. It is a critique of male supremacy with efforts in changing this to end the social oppression of women. (Hooks, 2000) The first wave of feminism is more commonly known as the women’s liberation or women’s suffrage movement. First wave feminist’s main concern was in political power especially in terms of the right to vote, having a voice....   [tags: Feminism, Women's suffrage, Third-wave feminism]

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Feminism And Its Impact On Society

- ... Could this be categorized as a misinterpretation of what it stands for or a misleading characteristic of the movement completely. I was having a conversation recently and something struck me as substantial grounds for this argument. Feminism is a renowned concept that many individuals follow or support, but has its motives changed from the beginning, and if so should the way it is advertised change also in order to include a larger audience and enable increased support. When one can look deeper into the creation it could prevail that this concept has changed and there is the probability that it will continue to change, but the prominent question is will it be more receptive to an upcomin...   [tags: Gender, Feminism, Male, Female]

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The Misrepresentation Of Feminism By Roxanne Gay

- ... My essay will argue the fact that feminism has become so misrepresented in society today that people are forgetting what this movement is really about The first article I will examine is written by Briana Deleon. In Deleon 's piece, she acknowledges the true definition of feminism versus the misconceptions of feminism. According to Deleon " I have seen countless times women expressing that they do not “need” feminism because they are not “man-haters” or not a “lesbian”. It is extremely saddening for multiple reasons; men and women are so ill informed that they believe this is what feminism means."....   [tags: Feminism, Gender, Feminist theory, Women's rights]

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Fight Club and Feminism

- The issue at the heart of the David Fincher film, Fight Club, is not that of man’s rebellion against a society of “men raised by women”. This is a film that outwardly exhibits itself as promoting the resurrection of the ‘ultra-male’, surreptitiously holding women accountable for the decay of manhood. However, the underlying truth of the film is not of resisting the force of destruction that is ‘woman’, or of resisting the corruption of manhood at her hand, but of penetrating the apathy needed to survive in an environment ruled by commercial desire, not need....   [tags: Feminism]

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The Genesis Of Contemporary Black Feminism

- ... The fourth section goes over the idea of equality between white women and black women. The black women strive to allow the white women to see things from their point of view and are attempting to allow others to have an idea of how much racism there truly is for them. Overall, this book explains the experiences that black feminists faced from their own perspective. After reading this book, I learned a lot of different things about the way that black feminists think, feel, and act towards certain topics of life....   [tags: Feminism, Black feminism, New Testament, Bible]

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Feminism Is Equal Opportunities And Rights

- Merriam-Webster defines feminism as equal opportunities and rights regardless of gender and as organized activity advocating women’s interests and rights (Merriam-Webster, 2015). Though this simple definition gives a broad understanding of what the word feminism aggregates, what feminism means to each individual is far more multifarious. In this short reflection I will explore what feminism means to me by considering two feminist postings, one that resonates with me and another that challenges my beliefs....   [tags: Pregnancy, Family, Abortion, Feminism]

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Functionalism And Feminism Of The Aboriginal Community

- ... In intersectionality, they recognize the oppression women experience various for every individual (Ravelli and Webber 73). In the Aboriginal community, violence occurs because of the men’s inability to be superior. Although functionalism and feminism explain the disruption in the Aboriginal community, functionalism demonstrates a greater responsibly the police force has for the violence. Functionalists would say the police officers within the social system are not helping the Aboriginal community....   [tags: Sociology, Police, Murder, Feminism]

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Feminism Is The Dominant And True Form

- Misandrists. Extremists. Radical Feminists. These are all forms of extreme feminists, associating themselves with the movement when they are the ones responsible for creating a negative and unfair image of ‘Feminism’. The mere word attracts raised eyebrows and queer looks - the only reason being that its true definition has been buried by women who take it too far. Many people are ignorant of the movement, but they aren’t aware that gender inequality is an on-going issue. Without a doubt, this movement needs to be given more significance as women’s oppression exists to this day....   [tags: Feminism, Gender, Feminist theory, Gender role]

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The Origin Of The Word Feminism

- The origin of the word feminism has redundantly changed from each generation of feminist because of “gene-rationalism.” Gene-rationalism is when a whole generation is blamed for believing in alternative values or no values at all and a variety of young individuals who seek out different beliefs or values that are not norms contribute to this category. (Stevenson, Everingham and Robinson 130). Martha Rampton claims that there are three generational stages of feminism, which are the first, second and third wave....   [tags: Feminism, Elizabeth Cady Stanton]

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Feminism Has Had On Society

- ... A Day with Feminism is, in my opinion, a hopeful view on what feminism could help us accomplish in the future, but while reading it all I could think was “is this goal realistic?” It’s hard for me to envision a time when people could be truly equal. The thought of people having total control over their own bodies and what they want to do with their lives is a nice one, but I have a hard time believing that could actually be a reality. I live in a world where women’s health is a constantly debated issue, and slut shaming rampages the self esteem of young girls....   [tags: Gender, Feminism, Gender role]

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The Failure Of Feminism By Phyllis Chesler

- ... Chelser mentions that “feminism is dead, or even irrelevant (Chesler, 2006).” What she meant was that the word feminism has been throw around so much that females try to act more masculine. Females are then raised to be something that there not. Yet the Harvard Undergraduate Council describes the feminist movement is still relevant. The feminist moment in the 60”s is way different from how we see feminism today. Feminism in the 60’s is when females basically had very little rights. Now we have as many rights as the male yet we still find feminism issues....   [tags: Feminism, Gender, Women's rights, Female]

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Equating Feminism And Equality Essay

- Equating Feminism and Equality I remember the unique feeling that came with checking out books from my elementary school’s library. I was giddy from the moment I heard the beep of the library’s computer telling me that the books were in my possession. For the rest of the week, I’d stay awake until the late hours of night, straining my eyes until the words distorted into furry lines and I fell asleep with the spine of a book balanced on my nose and the smell of words spread across my face. The treasured stories of Shel Silverstein, Kate DiCamillo, and the others who added weight to my backpack affected my life far more than I realized at the time....   [tags: Feminism, Gender, Sexism, Second-wave feminism]

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Feminism And Activist Movements And How They Shape Feminism For Future Generations

- The theme of this weeks readings was activism and activist movements and how they shape feminism for future generations. Throughout this response I will be comparing the three readings for this week, and I will pick out and analyze specific points and arguments that stood out to me, while also mentioning aspects that I agreed with. What does it mean to be an “activist”. Christ Bobel poses this question in his article ‘I’m not an activist, though i’ve done a lot of it’: Doing Activism, Being Activist and the ‘Perfect Standard’ in a Contemporary Movement....   [tags: Feminism, Feminist theory, Slavery]

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Women Of The World And Feminism

- Do you notice that society has set a certain standard for a woman in general, in the majority of major businesses and different companies you see men. In my essay i will talk about how women are basically discriminated against in the world and feminism, I will touch on many subjects on how men and women are treated differently and provide many facts on my topic. Many things in America can address a woman 's thoughtful mindset of having the perfect body. I’m going to start off by asking why are women sexualized....   [tags: Gender, Feminism, Woman, Female]

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The Genesis of Feminism in Literature

- Feminism is a theory that all sexes should have political, economic, and social equality. Hawthorne was a writer during the Romantic Era in literature; one of the many individuals fired by their ideals sought to tell the world about them through their works (e.g. art, literature, music). Hawthorne was raised by his spouseless mother, which probably led him to believe women could be equal to men. Hawthorne grew up with “his mother became overly protective and pushed him toward relatively isolated pursuits” (Grade Saver 1)....   [tags: nathaniel hawthorne, puritanism, feminism]

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Feminism : A Modern Culture For Minorities

- How Has Feminism Art Helped Develop Post Modern Culture For Minorities. Feminism developed in four different sections, starting in the 1900 's. Women fought for acknowledgement of their suffering and gender equality. The second focused on 'emancipation and the body ' between the 1960 's up to the 70 's. Then the third celebrates differences rather than equality (1980 's to the 1990 's), But in the present day Artists draw from all three of these developments to further into post-feminism. Throughout this essay I hope to illustrate how the development of Feminism was shown through art into Post Feminism and how feminism not only gave rights to women but to other 'Minorities ', I also pl...   [tags: Feminism, Gender, Feminist theory, Women's rights]

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Feminism in the Awakening by Kate Chopin

- Kate Chopin boldly uncovered an attitude of feminism to an unknowing society in her novel The Awakening. Her excellent work of fiction was not acknowledged at the time she wrote it because feminism had not yet come to be widespread. Chopin rebelled against societal norms (just like Edna) of her time era and composed the novel, The Awakening, using attitudes of characters in favor to gender, variations in the main character, descriptions and Edna's suicide to show her feminist situation. Society during Chopin's time era alleged women to be a feeble, dependent gender whose place laid nothing above mothering and housekeeping....   [tags: gender, society, suicide, feminism]

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Feminism And The First And Second Wave Movement

- Since the late 19th century, the feminist movements have taken great strides towards gender equality. The struggles of first and second wave feminism have provided Western white women with the ability to vote, as well as the ability to venture outside the private realm into culture, politics and the workforce. These freedoms gained by these movements have reached a point where many young women today believe that equality has been achieved and feminism is no longer needed. This essay will discuss how third wave feminists are believed to be undoing the efforts of the mothers of feminism and how, although freer than women of the past, the extensive freedoms afforded to women today does not equa...   [tags: Feminism, Gender, Third-wave feminism]

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The Continued Necessity of Feminism

- On August 18, 1920, women were granted the right to vote in the United States. Many people believe that this right means that feminism has outlived its purpose, but that simply is not true. The right to vote does not mean equality between genders, and feminism is just as important now as it was before that day in August. Even now, the inequalities that separate men and women are many, and these inequalities are hurting our society. The examples of inequality between genders are nearly infinite, but there are several which are more prominent than others....   [tags: womens suffrage, equality, feminism]

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Feminism And The Social Media

- Feminist movements have been taking place for hundreds of thousands of years, even if participants didn’t (or don’t) associate themselves with the word. When and where did the word feminism even come about. The word “feminism” comes from the French term “feminisme”, in association to fighting for the equal legal and political rights for women. I had a friend last year with whom I was conversing about women’s rights. The conversation boiled down to me asking if he considered feminism a vice or a virtue to our society....   [tags: Gender, Feminism, Women's rights, Racism]

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Feminism, The New F Word

- Feminism, The New F-Word Gender equality, equality of the sexes, gender egalitarianism, or equality of the genders, is the belief that men and women should receive equal rights, and live without the fear of prejudice and discrimination regardless of their sex. Feminism, a controversial topic in today’s society, is of the same meaning. Feminism has lost meaning and instead, become synonymous with man-hating. This is a fallacy. In comparison, it would seem quite absurd to suggest that those who question fast food hate the children working behind the counter at McDonalds....   [tags: Gender, Feminism, Discrimination, Female]

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The Modern Definition Of Feminism

- Definition of Feminism The modern definition of feminism, as described by the oxford online dictionary, is that feminism is “[t]he advocacy of women’s rights on the grounds of political, social, and economic equality to men.” Although this definition is incredibly broad and does not focus on the methods that feminists use to achieve this method, it covers the broad goals of the feminist movement, and gives an overarching, goal-driven definition. For the most part, this definition is based in the political and suffrage movements of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, where the primary goals of the various movements were to gain the same human rights as men....   [tags: Feminism, Women's rights, Women's suffrage]

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Feminism And The Gender Discrimination

- ... In BTVS in the episode “Helpless” Buffy losses her power due to being tested without her super power abilities. Giles then feels guilty and is concerned about her safety because of he feminine weak ways. Buffy then proves her ways with strategic planning and quick thinking to kill the big bad monster vampire. Kudos to Buffy for showing Giles wrong and she could take care of herself without any super abilities. women are capable and willing of anything but our civilizations lacks trust and faith in one in others....   [tags: Gender, Feminism, Discrimination, Sexism]

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Feminism And Social, Political And Economic Equality Of The Sexes

- “A feminist is one who believes in the social, political and economic equality of the sexes” (Adichie, 2013). Feminism is not the belief that one’s sexual orientation or one’s power is superior over another. The very meaning of feminism demonstrates a complete resistance to this belief. Throughout the years, a range of categories of feminism philosophy have developed. They consist of goals in objectives, methodologies, and affiliations. Many feminists distinguish themselves with many branches of women 's activist thought....   [tags: Feminism, Feminist theory, Radical feminism]

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Feminism : A Recognition Of The Domination Of Men

- ... Many people are ignorant when it comes to what Feminists actually stand for, and what their goals are. This willful ignorance is disheartening because it stands in the way of progress. When people assume that feminists are a bunch of lesbian man-hating women who aim to oppress men, it is extremely detrimental to all genders and the equality that feminism aims to bring about. In my own personal experience many women that stand for feminist values refrain from calling themselves “feminists” because of the negative stigma that it entails....   [tags: Gender, Gender role, Feminism, Sexism]

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Feminism And Its Impact On Society

- While conversation about such topic only became widespread recently, there have always been genders that fall outside of the acknowledged binary, but at this point in time, especially with the rise of blogging websites such as Tumblr and other places on the internet where people’s state of mind are put into a public forum, these different gender identities are becoming common knowledge for all different types of people. It is a requirement of identity studies to reflect this change in society. As a result of this relatively recent shift in the discussion of gender, the idea of cissexism, a term for the occasions that cisgender people are treated as ‘the norm’ while trans and genderqueer peo...   [tags: Transgender, Gender, Third gender, Feminism]

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Feminism 's Effects On Society

- Feminism’s Effects on Society What does feminism mean. Is it a dirty word that creates images of angry women refusing to shave their legs. That is nowhere near what feminism is; it is a belief that all people—male, female, or non-binary—are equal and deserve equal opportunities. Feminism has had multiple positive effects on modern society. Feminism Loves Your Body The first effect of feminism on modern society is brought about by its convictions on self-acceptance. First, women and men are encouraged by feminist ideals to accept how their body is made....   [tags: Feminism, Gender, Women's suffrage, Love]

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The First Wave Of Feminism

- The rights for women have been fought for bravely throughout centuries by women who were able to overcome many forces of oppression. In the late 19th century the efforts for women’s equal rights became an identifiable movement, the first wave of feminism was aiming to allow equal opportunities for both men and women which focused on political change. The suffragettes were a group of women and men who partitioned for women’s right to vote, in 1894 this legislation was granted in Australia. The second wave of feminism also known as women 's liberation in the 1960’s through to the 1980’s had a broad vision of change in society....   [tags: Feminism, Gender, Women's rights, Egalitarianism]

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Feminism : My Brother And I

- I have to start by saying that I found this topic very interesting. My brother and I (both latino males) were having a discussion about feminism a couple of weeks ago. He held the idea that feminism was in itself discriminatory towards men since it only sought to profit women. I replied to this by taking the stance that you mention in the paper, which was that feminism really just meant equality between men and women. Nevertheless, he said that how come they just don’t call themselves egalitarian, since that is the term which refers to all people being equal and deserving equal rights....   [tags: Gender, Feminism, Masculinity, Gender role]

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Nice Work And The Feminism

- ... 'That I should go and keep house for Charles in Ipswich. Give up my PhD and live off Charles and have babies. ' “(Lodge 54) She wants to transcend the conventional Victorian woman, whose status was the one of mother and housewife. The meeting she takes part and the actions with regard to women represents a huge interest for Robyn: “Robyn became deeply involved in a Women 's Group at Cambridge who met regularly but informally to discuss women 's writing and feminist literary theory. It was an article of faith with this circle that women must free themselves from the erotic patronage of men.” (Lodge 57)....   [tags: Feminism, Feminist theory, Woman, David Lodge]

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