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MISS TEHREEM AHSAN TH 49 CTP GENDER STUDIES SECTION 4 WAVES OF FEMINISM FEMINIST WAVES • It talks about history of feminist movement around the world. • The first wave refers to the movement of 19th and 20th centuries which dealt mainly with suffrage, working conditions and educational rights for women and girls. • The second wave of feminism 1960s- 1980s dealt with inequality of laws, cultural inequalities and the role of women in the society. • The third wave of feminism late 1980s to early 2000s was a continuation of second wave and a response to some failures. FIRST WAVE OF FEMINISM ORIGIN: • The struggle started from Senecca Falls Convention in New York in 1848- women assembled for the first women convention- this convention was outlined by Elizabeth Cady Stanton- she claimed natural equity for women- this gave rise to suffrage movement. In this convention following problems of women were highlighted which they were going through: • - women were not allowed to vote. • - women had to submit to laws when they had no voice in their formation. • - married women had no property rights. (and 90% of women above 25 years were married at that time • - husbands had legal power and responsibility for their wives that they could even beat them and keep them in prison. • - divorce and child custody laws favored men, giving no rights to women. • - women had to pay property taxes although they had to ownership in the property. • - most occupations were clo ...
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