Feminist Perspective

What is Feminist perspective and how is it relevant to our everyday situation?

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besure77 eNotes educator| Certified Educator

The Feminist Movement advocated for women's rights in respect to many different things. It dealt with equal rights including voting and equal pay. It also dealt with domestic violence and sexual harassment.

The Feminist Movement had a lot to do with women's suffrage.  Women's suffrage dealt with women and voting. The Nineteenth Amendment gave women the right to vote.It is relevant to women everyday because in today's society women have the right to do things that they may not otherwise have been able to do, like vote.

Seeing things from a woman's point of view, or perspective, allows everyone in society to know exactly what women have to deal with on a day to day basis. The United States has been male dominated but this is definitely changing as the years pass.

kc4u | Student

Feminist perspective is to see things from the point-of -view of women. This is relevant to almost everything in a society driven by patriarchy, male chauvinism & male sexist bias. It is to be conscious of and critical towards domination of women by their male counterparts at home, at workplace, in the streets, as regards property rights, right to education, right to justice and others. It implies social activism for the correction of gender imbalances/exploitation such as female foeticide, dowry-related abuse of women, sexual harassment etc.

Feminine perspective is not meant for women alone, but at the immediate social level women should come up with more awareness to combat all indignities/ inequalities hurled upon them, and work towards empowerment of women in social-economic-cultural domains.