Similarities Between Motherhood And Motherhood

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CHAPTER TWO

MOTHERHOOD – A FEMINIST PERSPECTIVE Dated : (13.08.2015)
MOTHERHOOD – A FEMINIST PERSPECTIVE To be able to comprehend the journey that the feminist liberation movement has undertaken, ever since it came into existence, a brief overview of the feminist movement is imperative. It is also important to understand why motherhood is an important issue for the feminists and the impact of motherhood on womanhood. It is only then that a clear picture of the issues related to motherhood and their role in fostering gender - dichotomy can be studied. In order to understand the twin related issues - womanhood and motherhood and the role of the feminist movement. This chapter has been divided into two parts. The first part deals with a chronological overview of the feminist movement, and the second part deals with the feminist perspective and its related theories on motherhood.
A CHRONOLOGICAL OVERVEIW OF THE FEMINIST MOVEMENT
As early as 1680-1731, the two earliest advocates of the women’s movement, Mary Wollstonecraft and Mary Astell, voiced their concerns regarding the subordination and subjugation of women. Not only this the two also inspired women to stand up for them rights, through their highly systematic approach.
Mary Wollstonecarft A Vindication of the Rights of Women , portrays how women were exploited in every sphere- the economic, social, psychological or the political, in all societies and walks of life. She was a pioneer as she promoted the famous
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