Feminism : A Feminist Perspective Essay

1415 Words Jun 5th, 2016 6 Pages
Government Morgan Mendez
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Feminism The word feminism often brings to mind various reactions and emotional responses. These emotions or reactions range from fear and hesitation to equality and parity. As a feminist, I have always been intrigued by people’s reactions and beliefs toward the term. There are many seen and also unforeseen consequences associated with claiming the feminist label. My analysis of feminists demonstrates the multiple ways feminists come to self-identification, but also examines the common themes and patterns of this process. The origin of feminism could be traced back to France in 1837 from a French philosopher who coined the word. By 1910, feminism has appeared in most of the countries in Europe and in the U.S. However, feminist movements were triggered by different causes and were aimed at different goals in many of these countries. In the U.S and the UK, feminism movements started with a focus on the campaign for the rights of women. The next stage worked on the campaign for the rights of women to gain political power. “Feminist theory” extends feminism into the fields of philosophy and theoretical ideology. The theory of feminism combines the fields of sociology, economics, anthropology, and philosophy. It also focuses on the study of gender inequality and the understanding of power relations, sexuality and gender politics. The process of claiming the so called “feminist label” is understood and…

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