Feminism: a simple definiton
By Feminists of Paris
We are often asked by guests during our interactive feminist tours "could you provide us with a simple definition of feminism?" We are now responding!
Feminism is the movement that struggles for gender equality.
This encompasses political, economic, cultural, personal, social and legal equality between genders.
In the Western world, feminism has been divided in three distinctive waves:
-First wave feminism (19th century-1950s) was characterised by women's right to vote.
-Second-wave feminism (1960s-1970s) was defined by the women sexual liberation (control of their bodies through contraception, abortion, pill, fight against rape).
-Third wave feminism (1980's-2000's) incorporates the notion of intersectionality*, now at the heart of the movement.
-Fourth-wave feminism (2010's) is rooted in the desire for justice for women, particularly with regard to sexual harassment and violence. This wave has essentially developed through social media.
Feminism includes many forms of militancy, from radical feminism (FEMEN) to intersectional or queer feminism.
Their common point? Their desire to fight against the patriarchal system.
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