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PHI 105 Week 8 Day 4 Assignment DQ 2

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PHI 105 Week 8 Day 4 Assignment: DQ 2 Mary Wollstonecraft had a profound impact on the first wave of the feminism movement. She went against the old beliefs which felt that women should only be educated for the pleasure of a man or just some trophy to hang on a man’s arm. She theorized that if a man were to spend his time in a relationship with submissive women, regardless of how charming and attractive she might be, he would eventually grow bored and tired of her. This would lead to the man looking elsewhere for someone more stimulating and the original women would become resentful and jealous. Wollstonecraft also believed that there was no reason which women could not attain the virtues of wisdom and rationality the same as a man. She felt that the desired virtues of a women being; docility, dependence, sensitivity, and nurturing were commonly associated with what was
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Unformatted text preview: looked at as weakness. (Moore & Bruder, 2008) Simone de Beauvoir’s views on feminism may have caused a set back in the women’s movement. I feel this due to the way she referrers to women as the “Others” when compared to men. I take this as a statement that women do not deserve to be thought of on the same level or as equals to men. Her thoughts and writings fueled the radical and liberal feminism movement. I believe that the first wave of the feminism movement was more concerned with women’s rights to equality in education and human rights whereas the second wave was more interested in how women are viewed and valued by men. Reference Moore, B. N., & Bruder, K. (2008). Philosophy: Week 8 reading. The power of ideas (7th ed.). Boston: McGraw-Hill Higher Education....
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