Role Of Feminism In Feminism

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The struggle for women liberation could gain pace and become a success through various movements for which Feminism became a huge umbrella, under this many movements came together and fought. As a political movement it gained pace in 1960s for women freedom from various forms of discrimination especially based on gender, which deprived women of the right of self-promotion and equality with men. This phenomenon is a crystallization of all forms of social, political and psychological awakening that patriarchal society is essentially hostile to women’s freedom. The society is interested in keeping women subjugated in order to perpetuate their power and authority. Women were deprived of the opportunities simply because they were God’s
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The general aim of these works has been to condemn the male attitude towards women. ‘Sex’ according to her is determined biologically and ‘Gender’ is a social construct through stereotyping and conditioning. The two terms quiet often used in Gender Studies have different meanings. Sex defines the maleness and femaleness of a person, a biological difference in genitalia. Gender is the socio-cultural definition of man and woman with roles and behaviour assigned to them by society. Gender is variable; it changes from time to time from culture to culture and from family to family. Sex defines a person as male or female but it is gender, which makes them masculine or…show more content…
The entire responsibility with respect to religion, rites and rituals is expected to be borne by the female. Research conducted in UK by Nesbitt says, “The presence of women in families has been highly significant in the perpetuation of domestic religious practices” (Jackson & Nesbitt 7). This is very much true of the women all over the globe whether she is in her homeland or somewhere else. The situation goes equally for the women of the diaspora communities as well. Rather for them the question of adherence to their own religion and the entire process of transmitting their culture and value system to the next generation is more of a moral duty. Had they been in their own land things would have been different. Just by being away from their homeland becomes a sort of pressure or burden on the first generation of immigrants to take care of their religion and consequently pass things to the new ones. A similar view is put forth by the critic Hole when she
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