Feminist Theory Of Feminism

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Feminism is a discourse that involves various movements, theories and philosophies which are concerned with the issue of gender difference; it also advocates equality for women and campaigns for women’s rights and interests.
Feminist theory is associated with the analysis and explanation of women’s subordinate social situation. It seeks to analyze the condition which shapes women’s lives and to explore cultural perception of what it means to be a woman. In the early twentieth century there were some important feminist thinkers: Virginia Woolf (1882-1941),
Charlotte Perkins Gilman (1860-1935), Simone de Beauvoir (1908-86) and Betty Friedan (1921-2006). Like them
Rokeya also appeared as a strong voice of feminism. She raised the issues
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Modern feminist political activists commonly campaign for a woman’s right to bodily integrity and autonomy on matters such as reproductive rights including the right to abortion, access to contraception and quality prenatal care, for protection from domestic violence, against sexual harassment and rape, for workplace rights including maternity leave and equal pay, and against other forms of discrimination. These concerns do not always match with those of the classical feminists because the world has got many changes with the pace of time and so the demands of humankind in general and those of women in particular have been different and new in congruity with the time and place. Women are forced to believe in and cope up with their limitations fabricated by the society controlled by men. Simone de Beauvoir invokes in the famous first sentence in part two of The Second Sex (1949), “One was not born a woman; rather, one becomes a woman” (qtd. in Barry 130). The society enforces women to live as inferior beings, lower than men…show more content…
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Critical attention was given to the books by male writers in which influential or typical images of women were constructed. In the 1980s, firstly, feminist criticism became much more electric. Secondly, it switched its focus from attacking male versions of the world to exploring the nature of the female world and outlook, and reconstructing the lost and suppressed records of female experience. Thirdly, attention was switched to the need to construct a new canon of women’s writing by rewriting the history of the novel and of poetry in such a way that neglected women writers were given new prominence.
When we explore feminism of gender-rights from the perspective of Begum Rokeya, we find that she deals with the basic issues of women in a different way than most other feminists. Rokeya has shown interest in opening up the inner world of women so that they can understand that the dogmatic patriarchal society treats them as

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