Essay about Feminism And The Feminist Perspective

1357 Words Dec 19th, 2015 null Page
The feminist perspective, which views inequality based upon a person’s assigned gender as the center of people’s behavior and organization, has much in common with the conflict perspective, which is based on the tension between different groups. Instead of the feminist perspective focusing on the disproportionate and unfair distribution of power and resources in genders, feminist sociology studies distribution of power in its relation to one’s gender. Feminist scholars study a range of topics, including sexual orientation, race, economic status, and nationality. At the heart of the feminist sociological perspective is the idea that, in most societies, women have been systematically oppressed, and that men have been historically dominant in all aspects and roles of said society. Feminism has had a rich history, which has evolved and changed over time to reflect the changing ways of the society and its practices. These changes can be categorized into three waves. At the turn of the 20th century, the first wave of feminism focused on official, political inequalities and fought for a white woman 's right to vote. In the 1960’s, the second wave of feminism, also known as the women 's liberation movement, turned its attention to a broader range of inequalities, including those in the workplace, the family, and women 's reproductive rights. Currently, a third wave of feminism is focusing on, and criticizing, the fact that the first two waves of feminism were dominated by white…

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