Feminist Literature

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Sociology
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Feminist ideology and the feminist movement is not only pervasive but also present in society be it politics, or law, schools, and churches, the world of business people and particularly women are becoming aware of their rights and exercising them. It is thus necessary to understand what this philosophy is about and what it tries to achieve…

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Among its chief objectives is the idea of women's empowerment, is the notion that women are proficient in doing and should be permitted to do everything men can do. Feminists consider that neither sex is obviously better and thus superior. They stand behind the idea that women are essentially just as tough and clever as the alleged stronger sex. Many writers have taken up the struggle of feminism in their work. Sexism is the term that was invented by feminists for erroneous belief or deeds with respect to women that appeared to them similar to the wrongs of conviction and action signified by racism. While racists may be reasonably said to have erred in seeing noteworthy genetic dissimilarity between human races, there are real questions, and progressively increasing proof, about whether human sexual variation of actions and psychology have a genetic basis.
Three books were fundamental to the gradual appearance of modern feminism during the 1960s. They were Betty Freidan's The Feminine Mystique which was first available in 1963, and Kate Millett's Sexual Politics and Germaine Greer's The Female Eunuch, which both appeared on the bookshelves for the first time in 1970. ...
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