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Graglia explicitly opposes feminism as such, except perhaps the "social feminism" of the 19th century, on the principle that identical laws for men and women, which were opposed by the "social feminism," are harmful to women who chose a traditional domestic occupation.
Feminism presented the family as a kind of prison, with a working career on the outside as a kind of liberation.
Feminism can grudgingly admit the former qualities [2] but is adamant that the latter qualities are merely the result of social conditioning.
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  Al-Ahram Weekly | Culture | Islamic feminism: what's in a name?   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Feminism, however, is a plant that only grows in its own soil (which is not to suggest than any ideas or movements anywhere are hermetically sealed off).
As for discrediting feminism, she snaps back: "No reference is ever made to the definition of feminism as the radical notion that women are human beings." American based theologian Riffat Hassan of Pakistani origin has also come to accept the Islamic feminist designation, concerned most, like Wadud, that her work be understood.
The basic argument of Islamic feminism is that the Qur'an affirms the principle of equality of all human beings but that the practice of equality of women and men (and other categories of people) has been impeded or subverted by patriarchal ideas (ideology) and practices.
weekly.ahram.org.eg /2002/569/cu1.htm   (3317 words)

  Feminism - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Feminism is a diverse collection of social theories, political movements and moral philosophies, largely motivated by or concerned with the experiences of women.
Modern feminism as a philosophy and movement is often dated to The Enlightenment with such thinkers as Lady Mary Wortley Montagu and the Marquis de Condorcet championing women's education.
Feminism became an organized movement in the 19th century as people increasingly came to believe that women were being treated unfairly.
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 The Dissident Feminist: Schools of Feminist Thought
Since feminism itself resists all kinds of definitions by its very existence and aims, it is more accurate to say that there are all kinds of "flavors" and these flavors are mixed up every which way; there is no set of Baskin Robbins premixed flavors, as it were.
Amazon feminism is dedicated to the image of the female hero in fiction and in fact, as it is expressed in art and literature, in the physiques and feats of female athletes, and in sexual values and practices.
Amazon feminism is concerned about physical equality and is opposed to gender role stereotypes and discrimination against women based on assumptions that women are supposed to be, look or behave as if they are passive, weak and physically helpless.
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 Feminism - MSN Encarta
Feminism, collective term for systems of belief and theories that pay special attention to women’s rights and women’s position in culture and society....
Feminism: A woman without a man is like a fish…
Feminism: I am a warrior in the time of women
encarta.msn.com /encyclopedia_761556292/Feminism.html   (229 words)

 Guestbook: January - March 2000   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Feminism is being able to identify with your body, your sexuality and lifestyle outside of the confinement of society.
Feminism = Feminism, really a political word used to label women asserting their rights, is, by aim, really better said in the word "humanism", where each individual is guaranteed the opportunity to live happy, joyous and free regardless of race, class, religion, gender, sex, age, or political stance.
feminism = Feminism is a conscious choice to live your life, through example, activism, or any place in between, with the aim to improve the quality of life -- socially, economically, and politically -- for all women, whatever their life path.
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 Feminism - Wikiquote
Feminism is the radical notion that women are people.
I myself have never been able to find out precisely what feminism is: I only know that people call me a feminist whenever I express sentiments that differentiate me from a doormat, or a prostitute.
Feminism was established to allow unattractive women easier access to the mainstream of society.
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 Kinds of Feminism
Seen by many as the "undesirable" element of feminism, Radical feminism is actually the breeding ground for many of the ideas arising from feminism; ideas which get shaped and pounded out in various ways by other (but not all) branches of feminism.
Notions that women are "inherently kinder and gentler" are one of the foundations of cultural feminism, and remain a major part of it.
"Feminism articulates political opposition to the subordination of women as women, whether that subordination is ascribed by law, imposed by social convention, or inflicted by individual men and women.
www.uah.edu /woolf/feminism_kinds.htm   (1283 words)

 Highbeam Encyclopedia - Search Results for feminism
feminism, feminist A social movement, having its origins in eighteenth-century England, which seeks to achieve equality between the sexes by extension of rights for women.
Communicating third-wave feminism and new social movements: challenges for the next century of feminist endeavor.
Multiracial feminism: recasting the chronology of Second Wave feminism.
www.encyclopedia.com /SearchResults.aspx?Q=feminism   (585 words)

 Feminism and Women's Studies: Welcome
Explores feminist activism and the way organizations are using feminism in the real world.
Explores the issues surrounding gender and sexuality, especially where feminism is concerned.
Covers a variety of academic topics concerned with feminism and women's studies.
feminism.eserver.org   (92 words)

 Feminism Quotes
Part of the radical connotation of feminism is not due to the word, but to the action.
"Feminism is a recognition of the domination of men over women and attempts by women to end male privilege....
Feminism encourages women to leave their husbands, kill their children, practice witchcraft, destroy capitalism and become lesbians.
www.rci.rutgers.edu /~elk/feminismquotes.html   (994 words)

 Feminism and Women's Studies: The Struggle for Feminist Purity Threatens the Goals of Feminism
Feminism itself has provided the weapons to unleash this sort of self-destructive attack, which can be pursued ad infinitum.
The intellectual and political questions posed by feminism were developed to challenge unfair stereotyping and exclusion of women, not to exempt them from evaluation.
Today, feminists who have the temerity to criticize negative tendencies within feminism risk being automatically placed in the enemy camp, thus seeming to swell the ranks of opponents of progressive scholarship, a conservative group that may actually represent only a small number of people.
feminism.eserver.org /feminist-purity.txt   (1759 words)

In real terms, the feminisation of public life, its institutions and values, is a consequence of a far more profound change: the collapse of competing visions of society, and the growth of the politics of There Is No Alternative.
The feminisation of society means the lauding of many of the values associated with the private, domestic sphere.
Feminism, he writes, "continues to be the most important social movement of the last century." Still, he leaves the back door ajar for anti-feminists.
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 What is Feminism? What is Womanism?   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The goal of feminism is equality--and that means both that women do what men have done (be fire fighters and corporate executives) and that men do what women have done (be stay-at-home fathers and secretaries).
Given this, I think that feminism is a "full idealogy" because it involves an entire restructuring/rethinking of much of what we have experienced in our lifetimes---and even for most of this country's and your country's existence.
Others prefer fl feminism because retaining the adjective makes racial experience more visible, and because failing to use the more familiar noun might be seen as deserting some of its basic beliefs and/or controversies; for instance, the false notion that feminism is synonymous with lesbianism, as opposed to including all females.
www.ou.edu /womensoc/feminismwomanism.htm   (1187 words)

Feminism, in short, has triumphed, even as the ERA was being defeated.
Feminism has gone from being a special and rather narrow interest to having become one of the large clumsy categories by which literary study is organized in the university."1
In addition to this relatively mild form of "feminism," however, there is a group of hard-core, self-conscious feminists whose main goal is to destroy the traditional family and Western "patriarchal" culture.
www.forerunner.com /forerunner/X0499_DeMar_-_Feminism.html   (1583 words)

 The Feminist Movement
Some would say feminism is about basic human rights and that it's just a modern social movement.
Feminism is in fact a spiritual movement based partly on reawakening of "goddess consciousness," and its real goal is matriarchy, not equality.
The spirit of radical feminism is the spirit of witchcraft and rebellion, the spirit manifested in Jezebel.
www.jeremiahproject.com /prophecy/feminist.html   (2157 words)

 ifeminists.com > editorial > 21st-Century Feminism
The 21st century is knocking at the barricaded door of feminism.
The history of feminism in America has rich and honorable roots in the 19th century anti-slavery movement (circa 1830).
The 21st century is the death knell of politically correct feminism.
www.ifeminists.net /introduction/editorials/2002/0312.html   (868 words)

 Approaches to Feminism (Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy)
For example, analytic feminism in the U.S. has benefited from the work of feminist philosophers in the United Kingdom and Canada; U.S. Continental feminist scholarship has been richly influenced by the work of feminist philosophers in Europe and Australia.
feminism, approaches to: intersections between analytic and continental philosophy
feminism, approaches to: intersections between pragmatist and continental philosophy
plato.stanford.edu /entries/feminism-approaches   (2250 words)

 What is Socialist Feminism?
It is possible to add up Marxism and feminism and call the sum "socialist feminism." In fact, this is probably how most socialist feminists most of the time--as a kind of hybrid, pushing our feminism in socialist circles, our socialism in feminist circles.
It is a space-free from the constrictions of a truncated kind of feminism and a truncated version of Marxism--in which we can develop the kind of politics that addresses the political/economic/cultural totality of monopoly capitalist society.
We could only go so far with the available kinds of feminism, the conventional kind of Marxism, and then we had to break out to something that is not so restrictive and incomplete in its view of the world.
www.cwluherstory.com /CWLUArchive/socialfem.html   (2706 words)

 Feminism | 100777.com
Feminism - from a former feminists'; point of view
Earlier this year it was reported that the sons of women exposed to phthalates during pregnancy tend to have smaller penises (New Scientist, 4 June, p 11).
This was the first direct evidence that such chemicals can feminise fetuses in the womb.
100777.com /feminism   (1511 words)

 A New Feminism by Helen Alvaré
The third flawed premise of old feminism held that you could forget God while maintaining a good understanding of who the human person is meant to be.
The overlap between the ideas that animated old feminism and what the Pope calls the "culture of death" is not a matter of merely theoretical or intellectual interest.
In Evangelium Vitae, the Pope refers to this when he says that feminism acknowledges and affirms "the true genius of women in every aspect of the life of society." The marks of a new feminism, a Christian feminism in service to life, are distinctive, however.
www.historyplace.com /pointsofview/alvare.htm   (2427 words)

 Exploring Islamic Feminism
Soon feminism became enmeshed in the rising discourse of secular nationalism which called for equal rights of all Egyptians, be they Muslim or Christian, in a free and independent nation.
Islamic feminism appeared on the scene in the wake of the spread of Islamism, or political Islam, and with the broader ascendancy of an Islamic religious and cultural revival.
Islamic feminism is manifested both as a global or universalist core set of ideas and as specific local forms of activism with their own particular needs and priorities.
www.wilsoncenter.org /index.cfm?topic_id=1426&fuseaction=topics.event_summary&event_id=42775   (775 words)

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