To maintain this power, men set up obstacles and boundaries for women, therefore making it difficult for women to clinch power positions. Today, there are as many definitions of feminism as there are feminists. Each definition of feminism depends on a number of factors including ones own beliefs, history and culture (Sylvester, 1995).
Radical feminists ideally believe that for society to eradicate patriarchy it needs change at its core in order to, not just through legal processes. Their mission is to counter the system by any means possible and to do this, sometimes-radical feminists go on to rage a war against men, all aspects of patriarchy, and the gender system that traps them within rigid social roles. They completely turn against these roles; patriarchy and sometimes, they go on to reject the men as well. Radical feminists stress upon their difference from men. They establish groups that eliminate the need of males. This form of feminist demonstrates the importance of individual feelings, relationships and experiences.
Another form of feminism is called liberal feminism. Liberal feminists develop and push for acts of legislation that bring down the barriers for women. Liberal feminists are the force behind most landmark acts of legislation that have positively influenced the status of women. The legal acts include the reforms in welfare, health and education. Sadly, Liberal feminism has only been known to focus on the legal aspect in the struggle against patriarchy. Liberal feminism is focused on equal rights. This form of feminism began in eighteenth and nineteenth century and has been in existent until now. Throughout the liberal feminism, its movement has continued to focus in eliminating the subordination of female. Liberal feminism is rooted in a collection of legal and customary constraints that block the entrance of women and the success of the public world. Its history is a testament on how perfect is has been able to change and adapt to