The Media Negatively Affects Society 's View Of The Feminist Movement

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(INTRO/THESIS)
The media negatively affects society’s view of the feminist movement and harms the image of women in general. (end of intro)
By definition, feminism is “the social, political, and economic equality between the sexes”. When the first wave began, it was radical to call yourself a feminist. However, people knew the real meaning at that time, the actual definition. In the new wave of feminism, people have come to see this word as ugly and undesirable. It has become skewed and twisted by the people who are against the movement giving it a negative connotation. Instead of imagining the brave and courageous women who are fighting for equal treatment for all women of the world, they see “man-hating”, ugly, masculine women. Thinking this way, they criticize the movement and all involved in it.
(3 WAVES) this is background info
In the history of the United States, there are 3 recognized waves of feminism. The first wave began in the late 19th century and lasted into the beginning of the 20th century. Elizabeth Cady Stanton was the woman to suggest the right of women to vote on the women’s rights campaign. The most important success of this wave was the right for women to vote, aka suffrage. However, the women of these times basically wanted the right to engage as a full citizen in society which meant holding property, keeping the money they earned, having guardianship of their children, and of course, the right to vote. There were few women to call themselves…

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