acknowledge the social cultural and political context that added to a problem

Acknowledge the social cultural and political context

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acknowledge the social, cultural, and political context that added to a problem to understand a person. The main concept in feminist theory is to understand and acknowledge the oppression of women and the many constraints made by society’s status in which women have been relegated. This theory keeps awareness about the gender socialization in mind in the work with all clients. Many therapist who practice this theory challenge male oriented assumptions and focus on valuing women’s experiences and issues. Feminist Theory does not have a single founder, but many feminist therapist made contributions that founded on a theory of inclusion. Women therapist formed feminist therapy group and participated in consciousness- raising groups. In the 1970’s extensive research f he gender bias emerged and helped the feminist theory ideas. Many organization such as the association for women in psychology and the American psychological association began to form
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FEMINIST THEORY 3 the development and definition of what feminist theory is. By the 1980 the feminist group therapy changed as it became more diverse. The group focused on major issues for women in society such as: Body shaming, abusive relationships and eating disorders. Just as the feminist theory started to diversify, so did the philosophies that guided the theory. The second wave of feminist identify four feminist philosophies. Liberal, cultural, radical and socialist feminism all advocated for social activism. Liberal feminist helped women
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  • Fall '18
  • Feminism, Feminist theory, F. M., Benoit, University of Holy Cross

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