modern feminist theory
Feminism refers to a social theory and political movement mainly based on female experience as a source and motive. In the critique of social relations, many feminist supporters also focus on gender inequality analysis and the promotion of women’s rights, interests, and issues. The purpose of feminist theory is to understand the nature of inequality and to focus on gender politics, power relations, and sexual consciousness. The feminist conceptual basis is that the current society is based on a male being given a more privileged patriarchal system than women. The modern feminist theory is mainly, but not entirely from the Western middle-class academia. From the beginning of the 19th century, first of all in the United Kingdom called for women to vote, so that they have the opportunity to participate in politics. In the middle of the nineteenth century, the United States launched the women’s electoral movement, the first meeting in 1848 in New York state Seneca Force held. In 1893, New Zealand became the first country in the world to recognize women’s right to vote.
However, the feminist movement is a grassroots movement that transcends class and racial boundaries. The feminist movement below each culture has its own uniqueness and will raise questions about the women of the society. Such as the genital mutilation or glass ceiling.
Through the women’s studies, the female subject consciousness refers to the consciousness of the status, role, and value of the female as the subject in the objective world. It is the inner motivation to inspire the women to pursue independence, autonomy, initiative and creativity. The third wave of feminism, it begins from early 1990s[footnoteRef:0]. The feminist between the need for its existence, contribution, and a concept of different opinions. The third wave of feminism redefines the feminist meaning. Also, it includes several different studies and topics. The third wave of it affected the second trend of perception failure. From the author’s perception; he tried to expand feminism and studied and analyzed women with multiple identities, It seeks to expand feminism include the female has different religious and cultural backgrounds. The women’s studies become linked with feminism that is female subject consciousness specifically refers to women can consciously and fulfill their historical mission, social responsibility, life obligations, and clearly aware of their own characteristics, and a unique way to participate in social life, affirm and realize their social values And life needs. When I heard the term, I think more about society is unfair to female. [0: ]
The female subject consciousness unifies “human” and “woman”, which embodies the pursuit of value including gender and transcendence. The content of female subject consciousness is enriched with the change of historical development and social environment. White privilege is just another manifestation of humanism. It is somewhat similar to the feminist argument to the pursuit of fairness, power, and status in the world. white privilege reason it just wants to reflect the white people in the body, thinking, behavior are higher than other skin color race.
[footnoteRef:1]In Becky Thompson’s book A Promise and a Way of Life, about 39 white anti-racist activists, she focuses on their contributions and the limitations of white antiracism work in key social justice movements.This is also the need for feminism to learn. [1: ]
In this society, I do not have a clear understanding of the traditional sense of feminism is what, but can talk about a better life in the world: when I choose a single person, please do not tell me that women must find a partnered life is complete. When I choose to become a full-time housewife, please do not tell me that women do not work is social borders, and you must be dependent men live which are you do not have any value. When I am dependent on personality due to gender advantage in the work of being taken care of, please do not reveal the same look before: This is just a woman. Other words I think female need more respect in the social. Life often gives women the illusion, sometimes no matter what you do that is female you will be accused of is wrong. Many men want women to be pure and hopeful. Both hope that they have an independent self, but also hope to be controlled by their own. The world to the woman added countless rules so that they will spend a lot of energy to find a balance point. Female should have their choice of freedom and have the right not to be bound by a fixed standard. They should live out of my rights and freedoms, not by others to tell them; what you should live like. I really do not care what the feminist right in the public is pursuing, but what I want to gain is the right to have enough freedom to choose to live in my own life without being ridiculed. Thus, today’s women can freely claim for their own rights to fight for the stage. But I do not know how to develop the number of years, between people can really understand each other to understand each other to accept different lifestyles.
In conclusion, the status of men is lower than that of women, and the mature feminist called for equality between men and women. Feminine is not wanted more power that strong pursuit of women’s independence and strong, and mature feminists, the request is free to choose the rights. Feminism pursues a society that does not need to appeal to feminism. This means: like homosexuals. Their ideal society, neither discrimination nor sympathy, and sympathy, but for the vast majority of people, like homosexuals like sports like, is not a need to consider the issue. Similarly, feminists are not retaliating, not over men, but want to eliminate the issue of women. Including the Beauty pageant, including occupational discrimination, as well as sympathy and support for women. Rousseau has a word called”the spiritual inequality recognized only by the law, and when it is disproportionate to the physical inequality, it contradicts the law of nature”. Because they are implicit in the condescending sense of dignity. Their ideal society is a society in which any person is not treated differently by sex, whether it is discriminatory or preferential treatment.
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