Aug 19 - WMST 1110 INTRODUCTION TO FEMINISM The Historical...

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WMST 1110 INTRODUCTION TO FEMINISM The Historical Case for Feminism - A revolution has transformed women’s lives. - Two related historical transitions have propelled feminist politics. o The Rise of Capitalism o Theories of Individual Rights and rep government developed along capitalism extend privileges to men only o Market economy and democratic system created need for feminism Emergence of Feminist Politics CHART History - 1880s: Coined in France as feminisme; spread through Europe in 1890s and to North and South America by 1910. - Femme (women); isme (social movement or political ideology) - Women’s issues are the center of change (children) - Very controversial term; many rejected in Europe The “F” Word - US conflicts over the political meaning of feminism - Link between women and motherhood - After 1910: Young generations rejected maternal arguments in favor of women’s common human identity with men as a basis for equal rights – they claimed a feminist political identity. -
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This note was uploaded on 12/11/2011 for the course WMST 1101 taught by Professor Miller during the Fall '08 term at UGA.

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Aug 19 - WMST 1110 INTRODUCTION TO FEMINISM The Historical...

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