Feminism is the political movement that achieved social, political and economic equality of the sexes and to change the hierarchical power relations between the sexes. We can say that Mary Wollstonecraft is the mather of feminism is not wrong. She said "if woman is not breeded with education as a head-friends of a man, some obstructions are formed on the spreading of information and virtue, because reality should be accesible otherwise it will be uneffective in the general application." and she makes this sentence a rule. O 'Neill argued that Wollstonecraft learned literacy that is a privilege male-specific in that period and she refused the marriage that is only means of living for girls, and then she left from her home.
Internet sites are often created by feminist extremist that are education the public in ways that they want to hear, not what is true. Real feminists don’t hate men; they want to be equal. The renaming of feminism would not be help the movement as it is about women and equality, because a women are the group not all humans. The word feminist defines the movement, and is about being equal, but for women to be equal to men. This is very similar to blacks, and whites.
Women right activist groups today, however, are very politically alienated as compared to the 1960s. Feminists emphasized, and continue to emphasize, that gender roles are social constructions that amount to a system of oppression. Feminists argued for equality, both political and social, for women, as well as fundamental changes in their roles in the home. The questions raised about gender also paved the way for entirely new movements, such as the movement for gay rights. Some of the issues taking frontline in discussions for women rights in mainstream Western societies today include reproductive rights, pay equality, and equality of educational
Britton addresses three different aspects as to how gender plays a role in the workforce. First, by ideal- typical bureaucratic organization is inherently gendered. This states that people view gender as a factor in determining roles in the workplace. Britton later states that based off her example from Ferguson’s “organizations in which hierarchy is abolished”(Britton,p.422).
Some believe that feminism isn 't around anymore or it doesn 't have a meaning in today 's culture. Everyone has a different outlook on this subject due to different emotions, and associations with the past experiences, they feel the need to describe feminism as only a women’s right movement. Thus leading to the typical meaning of feminism. The meaning of equality for all sexes is not the definition society sees but in years to come will the past still define
The idea that mental privacy is important for women in order for them to develop and maintain their independence gives reason as to why Elizabeth rejected Mr. Collins but agrees to marry Mr. Darcy. When rejected, Mr. Collins immediately went to invade her mental space by telling her how she should have responded and then continued to badger her by telling her he will be back. Elizabeth herself combats Mr. Collins by stating “You must give me leave to judge for myself, and pay me the compliment of believing what I say;” here she demands her own mental privacy and, consequently, her physical privacy as well (Austen 74). On the other hand, Mr. Darcy gives Elizabeth the space she needs; he does not probe her but instead allows her to grow intellectually.
“Some philosophers have questioned whether women subjected to abuse are ever capable of acting a autonomously. They argue that abuse is inherently coercive, creating a context that precludes women subjected to abuse from being able to exercise free will” (A Troubled Marriage, Pg. 121.) I thought I would end with this quote because it strengthens my argument. Its almost as if the abuser breaks down the victims autonomy until its no more, he takes everything she perhaps was, and builds her back up into something he feels he can control.
With the latter two categories not in favour of equality then the only remaining category, if you are in favour of equality, is feminism. Misandrist feminist beliefs have negative ideas that men should suffer for their past suppression of women. This deters many people from labeling themselves as feminists. Sandra Kim addresses this in her article “How Most Things You Know About Feminists Are Vicious Conservative Lies”: Misrepresentations of feminism are so powerful that many progressives and liberals today don’t necessarily want to self-identify as a feminist even when they believe in what feminism stands for. They don’t want women or anyone else to be abused, raped, exploited and discriminated against.
Sex is very general, but when it comes to women as property, it is important to discuss sex work and attitudes that women are taught to have about sex. In a lot of media, specifically pornography, and in teachings about sex, women are taught that sex for them should include being “passive, dominated or ‘done to.’” (Fahs & Plante, 2017). Essentially women are told that they are there for the men’s pleasure, and that they should let them take the lead for everything. Goldman states that “It is a conceded fact that woman is being reared as a sex commodity, and yet she is kept in absolute ignorance of the meaning and importance of sex.” (Goldman, 1910). Goldman makes a valid point; women are raised being taught that their bodies are sexual, but are not taught anything about what sex is and the value it holds.
The standard eighteen-century view on sexual differences was a valuable form needed by England’s patriarchal society so as to emphasize the dangers to which women would be subjected if they advocated against the sacred institution of marriage and decided to enter, what James Boswell has termed “promiscuous concubinage”. Their refusal to comply with the established norms can only convert them in sexual transgressive women and therefore sexual objects. This is why Adeline and Glenmurray's relationship becomes the focal point for Opie's satire on society's attitudes towards female self-assertion, erotic desire, marriage, and women’s struggles to justify individual choice. In her essay “Adeline Mowbray, or The Bitter acceptance of women’s fate” Aida Diaz notes how “it cannot be denied that Opie offers us […] a dark image of the powerlessness and vulnerability of married women”(2010: 192). If at first Adeline refuses to marry out of philosophical principles, which she openly professes, her later acceptance of that precise status of wife can be understood as a marriage of convenience which she accepts so as to elude the stigma of prostitution to which she has fallen.