Women's Rights: The Three Stages Of Feminism

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Feminism Women’s rights are like waves both revealing and hiding some truths. Feminism means to remove any inequality that is between sexes. It also means that I believe in equal rights and equal pay for women. Feminism also is a social movement that deals with political views of a feminist. It’s not one gender having power over the other, and that men have a birth right to be the dominant gender. Feminism is not hating men and shunning femininity. Feminism is wanting to be treated the same and not to be discriminated against. There are three different waves and time periods that feminism has changed women’s rights. There was a first wave and second wave of feminism that took place in the late 19th and 20th century. This first wave brought many changes. Women of this time realized they wanted basic control of their lives. They wanted the right to vote and own property. “The Seneca Falls Convention was the first women’s rights convention in the United States. Held in July…show more content…
Other changes were happening at this time as well for the first-time women were given the option to use birth control. Allowing women, the right to choose when pregnancy is right for them and giving an option to choose a career. As a result, the next step was the right to choose to have an abortion or not. Due to, “Roe v. Wade was a land mark 1973 supreme court decision that established a women’s legal right to an abortion” (Roe v. Wade). Feminism during this time had two separate ideas of the movement. For example, equal rights feminism was focused on equal rights in the work place and legalization of abortion. In contrast, radical feminism was also emerged in the Civil Rights movement. During this time there was major social and change in
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