Feminism

Feminism is a movement aimed at defining, establishing and defending rights for women in society. Feminists have been fighting for and defending rights and equality for women in society, employment, relationships, politics and law all over the globe for hundreds of years.

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Why is the Vietnam memorial called a feminist memorial?

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Might be because of the statue of several US military female nurses that was added after the wall was built. That was the only time that a "women's issue" was brought up. Like most things in life, the "wall" was supposed to be a NON-politically correct simple memorial. Then came the statue of three soldiers (representing three races); then came the female nurses (representing women); there was talk of a K-9 statue representing the nearly 5,000 US war dogs that served in Vietnam; of which 43 were killed in action. Fair is fair, the US military canines deserve a statue near the wall too! They truly were "man's best friend" in the Vietnam War.
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How did feminism end?

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It hasn't ended, there have been different waves of feminism, but there is still a general feminist movement today.
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How does feminism threaten male control and alter their dominance in society?

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Feminism believes women are people and as much citizens as men. Therefore, there are no second class citizens for men to rule. Now we are very close to men and women being equally in control.
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Why is feminism important today?

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Feminism is more important in places like Africa, the Middle East and parts of Asia where women are regularly treated as second class citizens than in Western Europe or the United States where women have equal legal rights to men.
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What are the models in showalter's feminist criticism in wilderness?

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biological, linguistic, psychoanalytical and cultural
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If people for women's rights are called feminists then what are people who support men's rights called?

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They're called masculists. Masculism is part of the men's rights movement (also the fathers' rights movement).
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Who are feminist philosophers?

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Feminist philisophers are those women or the philoshopers who talk about the right of the female and even fight for it. They say that female are also equal to male. And should get right equal to the male in every sector.
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When did the feminist movement start in Australia?

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It depends on what you regard as the "feminist movement". Some would consider that fighting for women's rights was a precursor to the main feminist movement of the 1970s. If this is the case, then the feminist movement arguably began with Dame Roma Mitchell whose influence led to the formation of the Women Law Students' Society, when she was not permitted to join the Law Students' Society because she was a woman. On 23 September 1965, Mitchell was made a Justice of the Supreme Court of South Australia in 1965, the first Australian woman to achieve this position. Pioneering the Australian women's rights movement, Mitchell was also the first woman in Australia to be a Queen's Counsel (1962).
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Why did liberal feminism start?

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Feminism today has took the meaning o feminism and killed it with these redicules claims
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What lyrics are most associated with the feminist movement?

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i found a list of song Here are a few great feminist songs... "Tell Yourself" by Natalie Merchant-- a song for teen girls against eating disorders "Me & a Gun" by Tori Amos-- an auto-biographical about how she was raped and how she fought back "Dear Mr. President" by P!nk-- a wonderful, current song about the failings of the Bush administration "Party of God" by Natalie Merchant-- also, "I Am Woman" by Helen Reddy
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Who was the artist of the song that most influenced the feminist movement?

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Feminist singer The feminist artist was a Canadian (I think) named Helen Reddy and the song is "I am Woman" and most famous during the 1970's I think that it was "My Baby Takes The Morning Train" by Sheena Easton.
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Who was the feminist who wrote 'woman is born free'?

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The feminist who wrote "woman is born free" was French playwright and political activist, Olympe de Gouges. It was originally written in a political pamphlet titled 'Rights of Women', during the French Revolution. The original sentence was: "Woman is born free and her rights are the same as those of man. If women have the right to go to the scaffold, they must also have the right to go to Parliament".
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Is transgender politics a form of feminist politics?

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I am a trans woman living in South Florida who is somewhat politically aware and active. I will be providing a rebuttal instead of replacing the previous answer, since I think it may be important for people to see different sides. The previous answer's points will be marked with >>> >>> No. The actual answer depends on whose 'transgender politics' you mean. I see a great deal of overlap between my 'transgender politics' and feminist politics. Both come from a woman's perspective, and both are, at their cores, about women's rights. However, I am sure there are other transgendered people whose politics are decidedly non-feminist. >>>Transgendered persons are both male and female. This is almost completely false. While it may apply to some transgendered individuals, it does not apply to most of the trans men and woman I know, including myself. >>>Transgender political advocacy falls under the broader umbrella of gay rights which seeks equal civil protections under federal law for all people regardless of their sexual orientation or gender identity. Federal legislation to protect members of the LGBT community (lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender) from employment discrimination called ENDA (Employment Non-Discrimination Act) is pending before the 111th Congress. This is actually really, really complicated. You could write a doctoral dissertation in politics on the relationships between the T and LGB in the LGBT community, to be quite honest. It's really not something that can be summed up in a single paragraph. There are a lot of emotions on both sides. If you are interested, I highly recommend doing your own research and coming to your own conclusions. I personally believe that anyone who is invested in the LGBT community (including myself) cannot address this point without bringing in their own personal biases.
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What are the Principles of feminism?

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What are the principles of feminism? Being a human being that respects other human beings no matter, age, gender, body shape, color, race, ethnicity nationality, sexual orientation and the list goes on. Being a human being that believes in the social, political and economical equality of the sexes. read more at: girlsofwisdom.org/what-feminism-is/
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What is the definition of feminist consciousness?

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It comes in five parts. 1.)The awareness of women that they belong to a subordinate group and that, as members of such a group, they have suffered wrongs, 2.) the recognition that their condition of subordination is not natural, but societally determined, 3.) the development of a sense of sisterhood, 4.) the autonomous definition by women of their goals and strategies for changing their condition, and 5.) the development of an alternate vision of the future.
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What is the meaning of feminism?

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There are many different interpretations of what it means to be a feminist or believe in the philosophy or ideas of feminism. Feminism is a noun and essentially means "the doctrine advocating social, political, and all other rights of women equal to those of men" (dictionary.com) or "an organized movement for the attainment of such rights for women." However, not all feminism is for completely parallel rights for women, for instance, pregnancy leave isn't exactly becoming "equal" with men, but gaining a right that men don't necessarily need and women have a use for. It is generally accepted that there have been three waves of feminism, and it still continues into today. Now, there are many types of feminism that all tend to focus on different areas of women's rights. A great site for simple definitions and issues with different feminist theories is http://www.sou.edu/English/IDTC/Issues/Gender/Resources/femtax1.htm
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How did World War 2 help the Feminist Movement?

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It did not, since there was no Feminist Movement in the 1940's. Only a Patriotic Movement. Actually, the ongoing feminist movement that began during WWI was greatly progressed during WWII. Most of the factories and labor jobs had to hire women (Rosie the Riveter) because the men were overseas. Daycare centers were created so that the women could work day-long jobs to support the war effort. While women already had suffrage by the start of WWII, they still had little respect from most of society, but their involvement in the factories to support the war brought them great recognition. However, once the war ended and the men returned home, the men felt threatened by their newly working, independent women, and forced them back into the stereotypical female role...hence the "Susie Homemaker" ideology of the 1950's.
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Was Mae West a Feminist?

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They said she was more of a sex kitten that enraged alot of conservatives, so in a way, she was a feminst, but not entirely, since she never dumped the sex kitten image
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The place and date while a Feminism protest shoutting bra-burning miss America beauty contest at 1968?

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Answer The protest against the 1968 Miss America beauty pageant took place on September 7, 1968 in Atlantic City, New Jersey. Contrary to popular myth, bras were not taken off or burned, though a "Freedom Trash Can" was filled with what were seen as symbols of oppression, which included bras.
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How do you say feminism in different languages?

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English: Feminism Croatian: Feminizam Czech: Feminismus Danish: Feminisme Dutch: Feminisme Filipino: Peminismo Finnish: Feminismi French: Féminisme German: Feminismus Hungarian: Feminizmus Icelandic: Femínismi Indonesian: Feminisme Italian: Femminismo Malay: Feminisme Norwegian: Feminisme Polish: Feminizm Portuguese: Feminismo Spanish: Feminismo Swahili: Haki za wanawake Swedish: Feminism Vietnamese: Nữ quyền Welsh: Ffeministiaeth
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What did second wave feminists wanted to do what?

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Achieve full equality with men.
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Did lesbians or bitter feminists come up with the idea of Objectifying women?

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No, people generally do objectify people that they are attracted to. It's not an invention of feminists.
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Where is it illegal for women to drive?

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Saudi Arabia is the only country that prohibits women form driving.