Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Feminism Definition Quotes History Types

The most straightforward definition of feminism says that is a movement for social, cultural, political and economic equality of men and women. It is a campaign against gender inequalities and it strives for equal rights for women.

What is Feminism / Feminism Definition -

As per mine words, its global phenomenon which addresses many issues related to women across the world in a specific manner as applicable to a particular culture or society.

I also want to tell more about it that, Its philosophy in which women and their contributions are valued. It is based on social, political and economical equality for women.

Though the issues related of it may differ for different societies and culture but they are broadly tied together with the underlying philosophy of achieving equality of gender in every sphere of life.

Women in the world have always struggled to gain equality, respect, and the same rights as men. This has been difficult because of patriarchy, an ideology in which men are superior to women and have the right to rule women.

Feminism Types -

(1) Liberal Feminism
(2) Radical Feminism
(3) Marxist Feminism
(4) Psychoanalytic Feminism
(5) Postmodern Feminism

Feminism Quotes -

There are many easily available from online resources but at below I want to share which I got from my college library 2 years ago.

"Senator Chauncey Depew" - A pessimist is a man who thinks all women are bad. An optimist is one who hopes they are.
Seize the moment. Remember all those women on the Titanic who waved off the dessert cart.
A woman's mind is cleaner than a man's. She changes it more often.
I wonder why it is, that young men are always cautioned against bad girls. Anyone can handle a bad girl. It's the good girls men should be warned against.
I hate women because they always know where things are.
Whatever women must do they must do twice as well as men to be thought half as good. Luckily, this is not difficult.

Radical Feminism -

It defines feature of women's oppression is the societies capitalist hierarchy.

It identifies that the only way to rid society of patriarchy is to attack the causes of the problems and also to address the fundamental components of society that support them.

Liberal Feminism -

It has been called the mainstream form of feminism out of all the sub types.

Its an individualistic form, concentrating on women having the ability to maintain their equality through being responsible for their own actions and choices.

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