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Brief essay of feminism and its women
Next, in the following essay, different points of view will be seen about a very popular theme;Feminism, how its causes, consequences, of what it supports and contributes for society arose. We will see points of view, either from the Church, of society, of young people, politics, and even worldwide. It will try to look for those of those unknowns and the pros and cons that this movement possesses;There will also be those achievements and defeats that it has had through history to this day, however, to highlight the most important women who contributed too much to this community.
Many people do not know the "feminist" term, what really means?, For a feminist woman is one who struggles for social equality, the one who intends to have a voice in the population and is heard. Seek to be part of really important decision making.
Feminism is the radical idea that sustains women who are people. A feminist is anyone who thinks and recognizes the equality between women and men.
The principles of this movement began to be known in Western societies from the twentieth century, it obtained great achievements. Some things for which feminism began to be moved were due to the request to divorce, equal employment conditions, and equal rights. This was the first wave of feminism.
The background that feminism has are of the utmost importance, since this reflects everything that the woman has fought and endured for a while;Some of the background are that:
Previously in the old regime, legal inequality was the rule, the absence of political rights such as vote and freedom of expression was seen. At this time, women had as "social work" being housewives, they had no right to study, they had to be faithful and never be against their husband.
The second wave of feminism was more in the political part, since its motto "the personal, is political" refers to women felt that decision making, either from their body, their personal life, or if ifThey wanted to have children belonged to those of power.
In this second wave, John Money in 1950-1965 proposes to differentiate gender and sex. In 1963 the unhappiness and boredom of white women with a secondary education was noticeable. Here the political part enters, and the patriarchy enters, which places man to fulfill his work as a politician, to have social and economic power;Meanwhile, women should be mothers, good wives, and of course entrepreneurs. The patriarchy, is the one who discriminated, oppressed and violated the dignity of the woman.
So that this movement had recognition, respect, and valuation, it had very strong drive which contributed more than the account. Some of them are:
- Juana de Arco: who was the first woman considered the best writer, thus breaking that stereotype of a woman who should be at the order of a man.
- Frida Kahlo: With her surreal and folk style she opened their way to all women breaking gender stereotypes, normalizing sexual freedom and involving politics.
- Louise Bourgeois: This French artist and sculptor became famous for making sculptures that reflect the rejection of patriarchal structures, in their works it also represented women as anonymous bodies that endured all kinds of loads and pressures.
- Gabrielle Chanel: It was one of the most innovative dressmakers during World War I and Pioneer of informal, simple and comfortable clothing we see daily on the street.
- Madonna: Through her performances and video clips, Madonna question how a woman has to.
Thanks to all these wonderful women, today we are empowered in aspects such as music, sport, literature, politics, cinema, fashion, sculpture, art, among others.
In addition to everything we have seen, today’s feminism has the same mentality with new goals. Today women have a role in the most important society, more challenging and all this thanks to the influencers who did this possible.
Curious fact, there is a feminist that is against the movement. She is a very ready girl, but she believes that women who are struggling today because this movement has a great effect they do nothing apart from the marches;I want to talk a little about the pros and cons that she thinks right and investigating a little in other pages, she agrees.
Feminism wants to empower women, break social structures and make women really look more like a person than like a hatchery. All of that is really good, but the negative sides of this movement are those like, overexposure without a true reason to fight, the weak themes they make, personal decision making, and feminists currently make man see how alower sex since they "do not stop children" or "can walk in the streets without their shirts".
In conclusion, the feminist movement has brought many benefits for itself, which have served the new woman for her day to day. Feminism is something that we should all follow, as long as it has valid reasons. Personally I think that every woman should be free to do or not do what she wants with her body, with her private life and seeing female power before society.