Women's Liberation Movement: A Feminist Analysis

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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…
(Rice) The ensemble revealed support of many without uttering a word. The party-attitude of this usual event was sobered and serious on this memorable night. Women from all categories then verbally shared their stance with quick, but inspiring speeches supporting the movements. These Hollywood advocates undeniably showed their stance coming together on national television. One most noteworthy was that of Oprah Winfrey. She recognized that she was the first black woman recipient of the Cecil B. DeMille Award and aroused tears as she explained her stance with the story of a raped Recy Taylor. “For too long, women have not been heard or believed if they dared to speak their truth to the power of those men, but their time is up. Their time is up” (qtd in…show more content…
Women were designated to be wives, mothers, and help. Their roles were to bare and raise children, care for the home, and maintain their estate. The man was set as dominant over the women, providing and making most decisions. Women are naturally seen as weaker and inferior; these aspects come forth in religious beliefs. Religions themselves have set structures of acceptability as a woman, man, and partnership. For instance Eve was placed under Adam, St. Paul commended christian wives to obey their husbands, and in Hinduism the honor of being a noble women was rebirth as a man (Loveday). However, a man’s view should not inflict upon a woman’s nor a woman’s on another. The US is known greatly for its freedom and by saying that men have more freedom and rights than women is contradictory. The unalienable rights declare that people have the right of life liberty and the pursuit of happiness. They have been taken literally by women as they should or their would be no justification for them to be written. Women are still faced with many issues such as reproduction, sexuality, family structure, property ownership, and equal wages, but they are unwilling to let inequality continue much
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