Feminism

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  • First wave feminism (19th-20th century in West)
    • Birth control access was illegal until 1918.
    • Equal rights between white and black women.
    • Focused on legal issues, especially the right to vote. UK-1918, USA-1920.
    • Feminism
      • Second wave feminism (1960s-1980s)
      • In literature
        • Feminism has shaped and changed the Canon.
        • Helene Cixious
          • French feminist thinkers who challenged ideas such as psychoanalytic theory.
            • Luce Irigaray
        • Luce Irigaray
      • Criticism
  • Written as a resistance to the notion that women were unstable and prone to hysteria.
    • 'The Yellow Wallpaper' by Gilman 1892
      • In literature
        • Feminism has shaped and changed the Canon.
        • Helene Cixious
          • French feminist thinkers who challenged ideas such as psychoanalytic theory.
    • Key Words
      • Patriarchy: Men holding more power than women.
      • Feminism
        • Second wave feminism (1960s-1980s)
        • Criticism
    • Liberal Feminism: goal of achieving equality between men and women. Want to break through the glass ceiling and get people to acknowledge that women have the same ability as men.
      • Top Girls-Caryl Churchill
      • Key Words
        • Patriarchy: Men holding more power than women.
    • Gezari
      • Gilbert and Gubar 'applaud' the Woman in the Attic's 'expressive transgressions'.

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