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Superior School of Commerce Nicolae

Kretzulescu

Teacher coordinator
Camelia Dorina Ierulescu
Georgiana

Student:
Chirila
12 B

Bucharest 2006

Contents
CHAPTER I: The History of the Feminist

Movement
CHAPTER II: The Feminist Metaphysics
CHAPTER III: From a Movement to an Idea
CHAPTER IV: Criticism of the Feminist

Movement
CHAPTER V: Feminism Today
CHAPTER VI: The Attitude of Men towards

the Feminist Movement

I. The History of the Feminist


Movement

18th The beginning of the social


manifestation called The
Feminist Movement
The Feminist movement divides
its evolution in two periods:

The first wave: the campaign for


equal rights winning the right to
vote (womans suffrage)

The second wave: physical and


psychological differences
between women and men are
being emphasised

Effects of the Feminist


Movement
1.

Effects on civil rights: womens


suffrage

2.

Effects on religion: embracing


new forms of religion

3.

Effects on education: the moral


education of children is not
considered the exclusive
responsibility of women

The Feminist Metaphysics


Feminism
Liberation struggle

Social theory

Political movement

Feminism: from a Movement


to an Idea
Achievements of the Feminist
Movement

Feminism is not yet a accomplished


movement

-the right to vote

-women continue to be concentrated


in low-paying jobs

- transformed the portrayal of women -violence against women is still


by the media

widespread

-introduced the demand for womens

-the responsibility for childcare


remains largely the responsibility of
women

equality into politics, religion


-framed inequality and oppression in
family

-the imbalance in power between men


and women still exists

Feminism: from a Movement


to an Idea

Feminism is no longer a mass


movement

Despite the acceptance of


womens equality gender equality
has not yet been achieved

The womans movement has been


weakened by the loss of
confidence in the possibility that
collective action can bring about
social change

Criticism of the Feminist


Movement
Critics claim that:

feminist promote misandry,


even male inferiority

feminist are biased by the lens


that filters their world views

in the name of protecting


women, men are discriminated
against, when they are subjects
of claims

Feminism Today
Modern feminists still deal with
issues of their predecessors
The goal concerning the feminist
movement today refers to
promoting a positive image of
female sexuality
Feminists today illustrate the idea
that gender equality can be
achieved only by developing a
partnership between men and
women

The Attitude of Male towards


the Feminist Movement

Feminism has only been seriously


thought about by far too few men

Feminism is stereotyped by many


men as a group of complaining
women, seen as unnecessary

Even if the relationship between


men and women has improved,
there are still things that need to be
changed in order to achieve fully
equality

For feminism to carry on


successfully, there needs to be a
great inclusion of men

Feminism and gender


equality
Gender equality is a problem that
feminism has reached to attenuate by:

Developing a partnership between


men and women in society

Offering them the chance to face


and understand their differences

Giving them the chance of finding


the way to complete each other, to
form a perfect whole

In the end

Feminism is a contemporaneous
movement that still presents
interest and has become generally
accepted in society

The Feminist Movement


emphasizes the effort that women
have made in order to understand
their true self and be eliberated
from the bondage of past customs

Superior School of Commerce Nicolae


Kretzulescu

Teacher coordinator
Camelia Dorina Ierulescu
Georgiana

Student:
Chirila
12 B

Bucharest 2006