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Firsr-Wave Feminism
the early form of feminism that developped in the mid-nineteenth century and was based on the pursuit of sexual equality in the areas of political and legal rights, particularly suffrage rights
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Second-Wave Feminism
the form of feminism that emerged in the 1960s and 1970s, and was characterized by a more radical concern with 'womens liberation', including, and perhaps especially, in the private sphere
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Gender
a social and cultural distinction between males and females, as opposed to sex, which refers to the biological and therefore iradicable differences between men and women
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Radical Feminism
a form of feminism that holds gender divisions to be the most politically significant of social cleavages, and believes that they are rooted in the structures of domestic life.
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Liberal Feminism
A form of feminism that is grounded in the belief that sexual differences are irrelevant to personal worth, and calls for equal rights for men and women in the public sphere
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Socialist Feminism
a form of feminism that links the subordination of women to the dynamics of the capitalist economic system, emphasizing that women`s liberation requires a process of radical social change
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Patriarchy
literally, rule by the father; often used more generally to describe the dominance of men and subordination of women in society at large
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Androgyny
the possession of both male and female characteristics; used to imply that human beings are sexless 'persons' in the sense that sex is irrelevant to their social role or political status
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Difference Feminism
a form of feminism which holds that there are deep and possibly ineradicable differences between women and men, whether these are rooted in biology, culture or material experience
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Essentialism
the belief that biological factors are crucial in determining psychological and behaviour traits
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Equality Feminism
a form of feminism that aspires to the goal of sexual equality, whether this is defined in terms of formal rights, the control of resources, or personal power
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'Pro-Woman' Feminism
a form of feminism that advances a positive image of women`s attributes and propensities, usually stressing creativity, caring and human sympathy, and cooperation
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Cultural Feminism
A form of feminism that emphasizes an engagement with a woman-centred culture and life-style, and is typically repelled by the corrupting and aggressive male world of political activism
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Individualism
a belief in the central importance of the human indiviual as opposed to social groups or collective bodies
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Consciousness-raising
strategies to remodel social identity and challenge cultural inferiority by an emphasis on pride, self-worth and self-assertion
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Poststructuralism
an intellectual tradition, related to postmodernism, that emphasizes that all ideas and concepts are expressed in language that itself is enmeshed in complex relations of power
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Discourse
human imperfection, especially communication - discourse may disclose or illustrate power relations
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the form of feminism that emerged in the 1960s and 1970s, and was characterized by a more radical concern with 'womens liberation', including, and perhaps especially, in the private sphere

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where is the flashcard about the wage gap?

mike69696

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oh yeah that's right its non existent

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just give up pls

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