Describe the Feminist Movement in three words.
"Right to vote
right to abortion
The Feminist Movement is an organized fight for the political, social, and economic equality of all genders. Feminism has been an active movement since the late 19th century and has evolved over time to encompass a variety of causes. Today, feminists are pushing for workplace equality, reproductive and LGBTQ rights, and more.
The Feminist Movement
Feminism: The advocacy of women's rights on the basis of the equality of the sexes. Patriarchy: A social system in which men hold primary power and predominate in roles of political leadership, moral authority, social privilege and control of property. Intersectionality: A framework for understanding the ways in which oppressive institutions (racism, sexism, homophobia, transphobia, ableism, xenophobia, classism, etc.) are interconnected and cannot be examined separately from one another.
The first National Women's Day was celebrated in 1909 in the United States. The first National Women's Rights Convention was held in Worcester, Massachusetts in 1850. The first International Women's Day was observed by over one million people in Austria, Denmark, Germany, and Switzerland on March 19, 1911.
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Work together in pairs: What do you think are the most important consequences of allowing women the right to vote and the right to abortion in the feminist movement?
Work together in pairs: What are three key ways that the Feminist Movement has impacted society over the past century?
Brain break: Draw a house meets a whirlpool.
When did the first wave of feminism begin in the United States?
- Late 19th Century
- Early 20th Century
- Mid 20th Century
What was the main focus of second-wave feminism in the U.S.?
- Reproductive rights and gender equality
- Voting rights and suffrage
- Equal pay and workplace discrimination
'The Feminine Mystique', a book by Betty Friedan, is considered a manifesto for which feminist movement?
- Second-wave Feminism
- Third-wave Feminism
- Fourth-wave Feminism
What was one of the key demands of feminist activists during the Women's Liberation Movement?
- Reproductive Rights
- Civil Rights Act Reforms
- Abolition Of Slavery
Which feminist activist founded Ms. Magazine in 1972?
- Gloria Steinem
- Betty Friedan
- Angela Davis