The Women's Liberation Movement

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Feminism is a word that has changed over time, it is not fixed, but has a broad meaning. It has been used in conjunction with liberal, socialist, radical, cultural, spiritual, black, multicultural, and plenty others. Eventually, the Women’s Liberation Movement adopted the term feminist because is was simple and appealing. The term has now gained the basic meaning of women engaging in activities to foster their development. Today, the causes of the term being notorious are the numerous campaigns that have arisen. The two well- known are #MeToo and #TimesUp, standing for, “the male celebrities sexual charges, a time of zero tolerance, and the behind scenes revealed”(Pollitt). These campaigns are inspiring women to speak up and take charge, like…show more content…
Suffragists on March 3rd, 1913 had a march on Washington D.C. the day before the inauguration of Woodrow Wilson (Adams). Women desperately wanted the right to vote and because of their desire and action the rights for women have changed forever. Like the past, on Trump's first day in office, women all over the nation gathered to march. This march was the largest march in American History (Pollitt). From scattering small towns to the large crowd on Washington D.C. women wanted to be heard. These marches had a great impact on history as well as today's time. The devotion of women has not been forgotten as it has lasted since before the civil war. Marches are only one more way feminists are standing out. The right of freedom of speech has been greatly used and put to the test as women have spoken their minds and put their thoughts into actions. Campaigns have been the sole inspirer into creating marches, speeches, and small movements that has and will have a great impact on the entire fight for women's rights. Living in a free country with the right of freedom of expression has allowed purpose to envelop. The advertisement of feminism has been phenomenal as well as successful. The increasing numbers of women has lead to the upsurge of momentum progressing the movement well beyond the US…show more content…
A very well-known issue is that of jobs and equal pay among male and females. Some say the issue has been resolved, and now it is up to women to work and climb the ladder as men do with one another. Although it has been made illegal to discriminate against sex, it is not illegal to have an opinion. Opinions create a bias and therefore smuggle themselves into the decision making process. Opinions are unavoidable, but the law is consequential. The feminist movement is not fighting for laws and regulations to empower themselves, they are raising awareness and sharing facts and opinions in hopes of change. Altogether, through numerous campaigns, women have begun to stand up for themselves, their sexual image, and most importantly, their rights. Hollywood and political advocates have symbolized the feminist movement to gain much needed momentum. Consequently, without these factors, awareness for this movement would be at a minimum until ultimately they would be depleted. The fight for right creates the change that the United States is admired for. The significance of the feminist movement is so unfathomable that, by and large, a movement for feminism was hard to achieve, yet will be harder to
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