The Significance of the Feminist Movement

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Prof. Catrina Carrington

Feminism: Belief in the social, political, and economic equality of the sexes. As we look back in history women and men were never thought of as equal. When put up next to the strong, dominant male, females were often thought of as lower and not nearly as important. Even now though, as we enter into the twenty-first century, with all kinds of women's rights and the thought that Hilary Clinton might just become the first women's president, I have to say that I am probably one of the few women that are actually not in favor of it. During the 1950's women did not work nor did they in any way contribute to the success of the United States. Men preformed all the dirty work and because of the

The Significance of the Feminist Movement

Feminism is the belief in the social, political, and economic equality of the sexes. As we take a look back at history, women and men were never thought of as "equals." When compared to the strong, dominant male, females were often thought of as inferior and not nearly as important. Even now, as we enter into the twenty-first century, and the thought that Hilary Clinton might become the first woman president, I have to say that I am probably one of the few women that are actually not in favor of it. During the 1950's, women did not work, nor did they contribute to the success of the United States. Men preformed hard labor jobs, and because of them being physically and mentally more able to handle different situations, women were not provided the opportunity to enhance their job skills. Should we really consider this a bad thing? Why have we, as women, made cooking, cleaning, and watching the children seem like such a sexist way of life? Is it really? To me, it seems like we are doing nothing more than something we were already good at in the first place.

The view that women are inferior relates to two qualities: strength and emotional stability. This is the reason that women are not...
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