The Role Of Feminism In Western Society

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When women were married, they lost the limited rights they had, and they began to see themselves as one person with the men they married before the law. The house of a married woman belonged to her husband with everything in it. The woman did not have any rights over her children and family property. On top of that, women were the breeding machines and slaves of their husbands. Some feminists have addressed the issue of marriage agreements and the issue of custody of children if the parents are separated.
In the following years, they established the UK's first organized feminist group, the 'House of Married Women'. Believing that women do not have their own interests or needs for men to protect themselves, they have continued campaigns on
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Since there is a heterogeneous group, different feminist approaches have been developed. Nevertheless, this can not change the fact that feminism represents a social movement: a social movement that aims to improve the situation of women and expand their role in society, and to organize actions for this purpose. Industrialization in the West and social and economic changes such as the French Revolution are an important influence on the formation of feminist debates. With these changes in the West not penetrating outside the western societies, feminism debates have also shown up here.
Although feminism is a doctrine aimed at improving the situation of women and expanding the role of women in society, different feminist approaches have emerged since the groups struggling for this purpose are not homogeneous groups. Separating the approaches of groups that focus and fighting around certain topics according to their turnover needs in general as Classical Feminist Approaches and New Term Feminist Approaches will facilitate analyzing feminism types that have a chronologically complex structure.
2.1. Classical Feminist
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We have stated that feminism does not cover a homogeneous group. Therefore, it is inevitable to face the social movements that have different feminist tendencies in the historical process, especially in the 70's. Especially the problems and interests of proletarian women and bourgeois women are different from each other, which is the first example of the formation of different feminist orientations.
According to proletarian women, advocates of women's rights are only concerned with the interests of bourgeois society. Because women's advocates do not see that "the issue of women's emancipation" is part of a multifaceted social unity. Women who have different rights from all other women in terms of class, culture, education, social-political rights have had the idea that they should have their privileges against them by separating them from other women. We can see the most obvious example of this in the "Selection-Selection Subject" which is demanded as political

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