It will interest you that along the line, I will talk about Qasim Amin, the FATHER of arab feminism, who
I give kudos to my gender studies lecturer Dr Irene Osemeka of University of Lagos, for introducing us to the beauty of coexistence, guiding discusions on the delicate topic, while
The quote "what a man can do, a woman can do better"
This statement has become the "defense statement" used by women to prove their strength, but the undertone depicts the fear and uncertainty pushed on the self
This is not to attack e-feminists, or defend men, it's to help us know what we are talking about, so as to
To clear the air, it's possible to become a feminist as a result of ones hatred towards men as a result of past experiences. Each "feministic" belief has a group they fall under.
According to Britannica, Feminism, is the belief in social, economic, and political equality of the sexes.
According to Wikipedia (not a valid source for academic and educational documents)
In my explanation, I like to say, it's the fight for freedom that allows a female, rights equal to a male, in every field and on every ground, to explore the wings of their creative spirit,
HISTORY OF FEMINISM
The history of the modern western feminist movements is divided into three "waves". Each wave dealt with different aspects of the same feminist issues. The first wave comprised women's suffrage movements of the nineteenth
The likes of Charlotte Perkins Gilman, Emmeline Pankhurst, Wilhelmina Drucker, Simone Veil, and Louise Weiss,Qasim Amin, signify feminists who have risen between the
He was greatly influenced by the works of Darwin, Herbert Spencer and John Stuart Mill who argued for equality of the sexes, and believed was analogous to the "evolution of societies from despotism to democracy, Amin believed that
Though some of Amin's conclusions were a little faulty, it can be said
This brief study of Qasim Amin opens us some feminists' advocacy, including Gloria Jean Watkins, known by her pen name, Bell Hooks, an American
TYPES OF FEMINISM
(POLITICAL MOVEMENT GROUP)
LIBERAL FEMINISM: seeks individualistic equality of men and women through political and legal reform without altering
RADICAL FEMINISM: considers the male-controlled capitalist hierarchy as the defining feature of women's oppression and the total uprooting and reconstruction of society as necessary.
CONSERVATIVE FEMINISM: is conservative relative to the society in which it
LIBERTARIAN FEMINISM: conceives of people as self-owners and therefore as entitled to freedom from coercive interference.
SEPARATIST FEMINISM: does not support heterosexual relationships. Lesbian feminism is thus closely related. Other feminists criticize separatist
ECOFEMINISTS: see men's control of land as responsible for the oppression of women and destruction of the natural environment; ecofeminism has been criticized for focusing too much on a mystical connection between women and nature.
MARXIST FEMINISM: argues that capitalism is the root cause of women's oppression, and that discrimination against women in domestic life and employment is an effect of capitalist ideologies.
SOCIALIST FEMINISM: distinguishes itself from Marxist
ANARCHA-FEMINISTS: believe that class struggle and anarchy against the state require struggling against patriarchy, which comes from
(BLACK AND POST COLONIAL IDEOLOGIES)
Many of which sprang forth after
A) the realization that early feminists were white
B) colonialism, which spoke of the marginalization of "women of color and post colonial women" by colonial oppression and Western
(SOCIAL CONSTRUCT IDEOLOGY)
Speaks of how the idea of "gender" is socially constructed, and cannot be generalized as a result of the varying nature of cultures and histories. Attention is drawn to the Postmodern Feminist who
According to Wikipedia, (not a noteworthy source for academic and educational documents) Some feminists do not view trans women as women, believing that they have male privilege due to their sex assignment at birth. Additionally, some feminists reject
In contrast, other feminists and transfeminists believe that the liberation of trans women is a necessary part of feminist goals.
Of all waves, I'm inspired by third wave, traced to the emergence of the Riot grrrl feminist punk subculture in Olympia, Washington, in the early 1990s, and to Anita Hill's televised testimony in 1991, to an all-male, all-white Senate Judiciary
"So I write this as a plea to all women, especially women of my generation: Let Thomas' confirmation serve to remind you, as it did me, that the fight is far from over. Let this dismissal of a woman's experience move you to anger.
Walker didn't seek to abandon her feminine power and beauty in a bid to prove superiority, but decided to use her feminine beauty/power to fight for the cause she holds dear.
Soile Oluwabamise Victoria