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Saturday, July 30, 2016


sources of this post are wikipedia ,,
The word feminist or feminism is always met with criticism and negativity ,because some people have used the word to push for their own agendas .Without being true to the feminist ideologies, or the few extremists .Who do not believe in the equality but push the message of women being superior .Which has led alot of people to dismissing feminism.
So today i write this post with the help of external links to show you what feminism is truly about with misconceptions how  will you see that feminism is not a dirty word .

Feminist a person who believes in feminism.

Feminism is a range of political movements,ideologies and social movements that share a common goal to define ,establish and achieve political economic personal and social rights for women that are equal to those of men .(hence the term equality not superiority) .Feminists advocate or support the rights and equality of women.Through activism which is campaigning to bring out the social and cultural changes needed and through empowerment which is by giving women the tools and an enabling environment with guidelines to succeed 

Feminist movements campaign for women's rights ie;to vote ,work,equal pay,receive education equal rights within a marriage ,maternity leave,protect women girls and from rape sexual harassment or domestic violence some advocate for inclusion of mens rights as some traditional roles have been imposed on them at an age where tradition has little space in the current society. 
Emerged from feminist movements which aimed to understand the nature of gender inequality by examining women's social roles and lived experiences to develop theories in a variety of disciples in order to respond to issues such as social construction of gender. some forms of feminism have been criticized for taking into account only the white middle class and educated perspectives which led to the creation of multicultural feminism including   Black_feminism and Intersectionality feminism.
Although feminists disagree on various issues one thing they all strive to achieve is
  • Expanding human choice . feminists believe that both men and women should have the freedom to develop their human interests and talents even if they conflict with the status quo
  • Eliminating gender stratification by opposing laws and cultural norms that limit freedom's and rights
  • Increase equality by pushing for change instead of just talking about it
  • End sexual violence & promote sexual freedom that women should have control over their sexuality

Liberal Feminism

This is the variety of feminism that works within the structure of mainstream society to integrate women into that structure.  

Radical Feminism

Provides the bulwark of theoretical thought in feminism.  Radical feminism provides an important foundation for the rest of "feminist flavors".  Seen by many as the "undesirable" element of feminism, Radical feminism is actually the breeding ground for many of the ideas arising from feminism; ideas which get shaped and pounded out in various ways by other (but not all) branches of feminism.

This term refers to the feminist movement that sprung out of the civil rights and peace movements in 1967-1968.  The reason this group gets the "radical" label is that they view the oppression of women as the most fundamental form of oppression, one that cuts across boundaries of race, culture, and economic class.  This is a movement intent on social change, change of rather revolutionary proportions.

Marxist and Socialist Feminism

Marxism recognizes that women are oppressed, and attributes the oppression to the capitalist/private property system.  Thus they insist that the only way to end the oppression of women is to overthrow the capitalist system.  Socialist feminism is the result of Marxism meeting radical feminism.   Echols offers a description of socialist feminism as a marriage between Marxism and radical feminism, with Marxism the dominant partner.  Marxists and socialists often call themselves "radical," but they use the term to refer to a completely different "root" of society: the economic system.  [JD]

Cultural Feminism

As radical feminism died out as a movement, cultural feminism got rolling.  In fact, many of the same people moved from the former to the latter.  They carried the name "radical feminism" with them, and some cultural feminists use that name still.  The difference between the two is quite striking: whereas radical feminism was a movement to transform society, cultural feminism retreated to vanguard-ism, working instead to build a women's culture.  Some of this effort has had some social benefit: rape crisis centers, for example; and of course many cultural feminists have been active in social issues (but as individuals, not as part of a movement).


 This branch of feminism is much more spiritual than political or theoretical in nature.  It may or may not be wrapped up with Goddess worship and vegetarianism.  Its basic tenet is that a patriarchal society will exploit its resources without regard to long term consequences as a direct result of the attitudes fostered in a patriarchal/hierarchical society.  Parallels are often drawn between society's treatment of the environment, animals, or resources and its treatment of women.  In resisting patriarchal culture, eco-feminists feel that they are also resisting plundering and destroying the Earth.  And vice-versa

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