Examples Of Second Wave Feminism

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1.3.3 Second Wave Feminism
Second Wave Feminism is more radical in its thought and formation. Apart from blaming the institutions, it attacks the basic meanings of ‘man’ and ‘woman’. Second Wave Feminists focused on a broad range of issues in the 1960s, 70s and early 80 are including discrimination in workplaces and in broader society. Some of the key struggles were around affirmative action, pay equity, rape, domestic violence, pornography and sexism in the media, and reproductive choice. The fight for reproductive choice included a fight to have information about, and access to, birth control (selling or promoting birth control was illegal in Canada until 1969) as well as the struggle to decriminalize abortion. In 1988 the Supreme Court
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The third wave feminism has derived from radical and socialist feminism. The third wave feminists re-evaluate and extend the issues taken up by the second wave. They also critically re-assess themes and concepts of second wave feminism. They don’t take up “women” as a general category but focus on the factual and theoretical implication of difference among women. The difference not biological but those that resulted from the unequal distribution of socially produced goods and services on the basis of position in global system, caste, class, race, ethnicity, religion, age and affectional preference. These factors interact with gender stratification. Hence several studies have come up with topic like “gender and race”, “gender and global location”, “gender and caste etc. These studies show an intricately inter-woven system of caste, class, race, gender and global expression and privileges. This oppressive system produces pathological attitude, actions and personalities such pathological personalities came up in new feminist movement. Hence this is called as global movement and futurist movement of the 21st…show more content…
It is the pursuit of women 's rights within the society of India. Like their feminist counterparts all over the world, feminists in India seek gender equality: the right to work for equal wages, the right to equal access to health and education, and equal political rights. Indian feminists also have fought against culture-specific issues within India 's patriarchal society, such as inheritance laws and the practice of widow immolation known as

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