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Feminism

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INSTITUTE OF LAW, NIRMA UNIVERSITY

First Draft on
“Comparative Study Between Liberal and Radical Feminism”

Submitted by:
Anshul Jain (10BBL025)

Subject: Jurisprudence
Programme: B.com L.L.B. (Hons.)
Semester: 6th Year: January, 2013

Submitted To:
Dr. Tarkesh Molia
(Course Coordinator)

INTRODUCTION

A. Title
The title of the project is: “Comparative Study Between Liberal and Radical Feminism”

B. Statement of the problem
The goal of feminism as both a social movement and political movement is to make women and men equal not only culturally, but socially and legally. Even though there are various types of feminism that focus on different goals and issues, the ultimate end to feminism is abolishing gender inequality that has negative effects on women in our society. The issues and goals that a feminist may have are dependent on the social organization or the type of economic structure that is present. However, an ultimate end (a goal, achievement and/or accomplishment) would have to be social equality between men and women. This would mean the elimination of bias and discrimination towards women and the elimination of all forms of established hierarchy, whether it’s mandatory or enforced. The basic concept of liberal feminism is to seek equal rights with men and believe that individuals should be treated in accordance with their talents and effort as opposed to characteristics of their sex. It campaigns to remove any obstacle, be it political, social, legal or economical, that gets in the way of women having the same opportunities as their male counterparts. Radical feminists believe that the main rival of women is patriarchy, which guarantees male supremacy and the subordination of women at work and in the home. In their view men inflict physical and sexual violence over women and command the majority of material rewards. The study has been based upon a comparison between liberal feminism and radical feminism....