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Feminism First wave focused on gaining formal recognition of equal rights with in political voting, running for office and as democratic citizans, women would not own property Formal legal rights changing laws so that women had the same legal rights as men formal forms of equality After 1945, the feminist movement once again began to grow in intensity Second wave of feminist struggle Formal equality rights were not enough Differences between formal and substantive equality Womens lives continued to be marked by deep forms of substantive inequality In the 1950s the focus was on women as one unified category Three major groupings of thought or ideologies Liberal feminism A form of reform liberalism which was focused on women having an equal opportunity to the participation in all aspects of power and authority Socialized child care, public child care, argued by feminists because you have gender division of labour and responsibility for child care held by women They have to make the adjustment of giving up their careers So according to the liberal feminist is that you need to have socialized child care so women don’t have to make that adjustment Not at a disadvantage like men They also argue for reproductive freedom, this is that women have the right to choose (Individual rights) This leads to the discussion of abortion rights Socialist feminism

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