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The History of Feminism

            Feminism not like a way of life, but a system of everyone becoming equal. "The history of men's opposition to women's emancipation is more interesting perhaps than the story of that emancipation itself." – Virginia Woolf (A Room of One's Own). Feminism, a set of movements and ideologies that define the equality of political, economic, cultural and social rights for women. A way of engagement of what we are able to achieve for the equivalence of different sexes. Feminists assume that women are not treated equally to men, and that women are disadvantaged in comparison to the other gender. There have been many changes, and achievements over the last centuries, in the feminism world. But it is a political ideology that would always have ways of improvement. .
             Feminists aspirations had been expressed in societies back in Ancient China, the terms of "feminism", as a movement, had never been used until, around 1970. A couple of years later, the Feminism movement increased its importance around the population, by a political theory of Mary Wollstonecraft, "Vindication of the Rights of Women", that was published in 1792. This writing talked about the causes of women's inferior state in society. Mary pointed out that women were treated like slaves, always working for the men, so they could all improve their way of life. In early centuries men used to be preoccupied by making their way up in a profession, while women stayed at home, house cleaning, taking care of the children, making lunches This kind of behavior of mistreatment towards the women society led to the first –wave of feminism. The first wave of feminism happened in the early 20th century, all through the world, but it was spread mostly in the United Kingdom, Canada, the Netherlands and the United States. Mary Wollstonecraft encouraged the social and moral equality of different genders. In the first wave of feminism, there were a wide range of women involved.

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