Feminism in 19th Century Britain and America
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The paper defines First and second wave feminism and compares the first and second wave of feminism as experienced in America and Britain. The paper describes the first movement as 'flimsy' and explains that the second wave dealt with important themes that till today are discussed. The paper also notes that the very effect and impact of the second wave feminism has been broader and deeper; the paper explains its message that instead of being shaped into what an oppressive society wants her to be, a woman has the right to develop on her own.
From the Paper:"Feminism in Britain and America in the 19th century was the first wave of feminism while the one that occurred much after that is known popularly as the second wave of feminism. The first wave of feminism took place in the late 1800's and early 1900's and was completely different from what came after it. Like with all things, feminists learnt from the big blunders that their initial movement made and thus the second wave accomplished a whole lot more than the former [Caine, 1997].
"The first women's movement in the United States, which took place in the latter part of the nineteenth and the early twentieth century, was almost wiped from historical memory during the four-decade interlude between the two waves of feminist activism. It was the weaknesses of first wave feminism, most of which have not been shared by feminism's second wave, that made this possible."
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