All about feminism!

Good Morning Kashmir Editorial
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Feminism has different interpretations for different people.But the quite simple explaination is about all genders having equal rights and opportunities.It is also about respecting woman’s place in this world who have been pushed to sidelines from an eternity and continue being so. It strives to empower all women including every other gender to realize their full rights. It focuses on the fact that one gender is not superior or inferior to the others. Inspite of the better awareness nowadays, some genders including womem are still disproportionately affected by all forms of violence and discrimination in every aspect of life. There are still people who joke about feminism and stereotypes associated with it. The concept of feminism has a history of various struggles and it can be seen as a movement to put an end to sexism. One of the early pioneers who wrote a book on women as a class is the italian writer, Christine de Pizan.She published the book as early as 1495. In later history, we saw women taking part in the French revolution.

 

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In September 1791, Olympe de Gouges wrote the ‘Declaration of the Rights of Woman and of the Female Citizen’ in response to the ‘ Declaration of the Rights of Man and of the Citizen.’ Owing to this she was convicted of treason and executed. The first activists traveled around North America and organized the’ First Woman’s Rights Convention’ in 1848. However, the first wave in the late 19th century was the first real political movement for the Western world. In 1792, Mary Wollstonecraft published the revolutionary ‘Vindication of the Rights of Woman.’ Women started asking for the right to vote and reproductive rights. Third wave feminism paid more attention regarding the same and was coined in 1992 by Rebecca Walker, a 23-year old Black bisexual woman. With the MeToo movement and continued attacks on women’s rights, many believe we’re living in a new wave. It is also called Cyber feminism. But we must understand sexism takes different forms from the easily noticeable to subtle forms. And the situation of women’s human rights has improved in comparison to the past but it does not mean that sexism has ended.

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