Role Of Feminism In The Philippines

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Diliman Preparatory School Commonwealth Avenue, Diliman, Quezon City Term Paper in Understanding Culture, Society, and Politics “How Filipinos Perceive Feminism in the 21st Century” Submitted to: Ma’am Gabrielle Adecer Submitted by: Beatriz B. Torres Outline: I. Introduction II. Theoretical Framework III. Presentation of Data A. History of Feminism 1. First-wave feminism 2. Second-wave feminism 3. Third-wave feminism B. Feminism in the 21st Century Philippines C. Filipinos Perception of Feminism IV. Conclusion V. References I. Introduction The modern world is gradually progressing into being an environment where equality for both sexes exist. Nowadays, most countries practice equal rights for men and women. Although, some areas in the Middle East such as Saudi Arabia continue to prohibit women’s voting rights. Change in the society is often a slow and difficult deed but it is not impossible to accomplish. An example of success in feminism is the integration of women into powerful positions. For example, Margaret Thatcher was the first female prime minister of the United Kingdom from 1979 to 1990. While in Pakistan, Benazir Bhutto served as the first female prime minister. In America, the first woman to become Secretary of State was Madeleine Albright. Feminism is an active presence in the Philippines, having two female presidents in the past; Corazon C. Aquino as the first female president in the
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