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Feminism

May 18, 2009

Feminism ArtFeminism is the ideology that supports the rights of women in society. Women started to rebel in the 19th century and in the first wave they fought for the right to vote. Characteristic figures of this are the “suffragettes”. This rebel still continues because even in the second wave, which took place in the 20th century they still didn’t have the power to own their bodies and end sexual discrimination. The third wave which is still in progress fights for the rights of  women and color as well. In addition, feminist activists have campaigned from time to time for women’s legal rights as well as rights concerning bodily integrity and autonomy, abortion, reproduction and maternity. Feminism, fights among other things,  for protection of women and girls from domestic violence, sexual harassment and rape. Οne should not forget to mention fights for equal pay and workplace conditions in general. Today, most of the ideals of  the feminist movement have been achieved but still differences and discrimination in women’s treatment can be observed in daily life and it will never stop until   there is mutual respect and no constipated and conservative minds.

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No one logic person, including me  should be against movements like feminism which support and believe in the equality of  human beings. And everyone should support it  unless it becomes to fanaticism which results to blind and mosts meaningless actions. Everyone deserves the same rights, not only in papers but in real life.

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