With regards to the attached concept "cultural feminist" (paragraph attached).   Could someone agree with this or disagree with this and tell me the reason's why.  Only give me one or the other,...

With regards to the attached concept "cultural feminist" (paragraph attached).   Could someone agree with this or disagree with this and tell me the reason's why.  Only give me one or the other, whether you agree or disagree

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There seems to be a lot of sense in this passage about 'cultural feminism.' In the early days of fighting for women's rights there was a lot of extreme behaviour, and later on, even a denial of all things feminine as some 'women's libbers' tried almost to be as men in everything they did and said as far as possible. However cultural feminists believe that behaviour to be extreme and actually quite wasteful - what is needed is for the huge talents of feminity and of  masculinity to be praised and heightened - by both sexes, so that as humans we all espouse the best of both. Virginia Woolf knew that femininity had special qualities - but needed space to be nurtured and appreciated. 'A woman must have money and a room of her own if she is to write fiction" she wrote in an essay that became a famous feminist work of our times.

 'A Room of One’s Own' has changed the way in which creative achievement and special qualities displayed by both men and women are perceived, and it gave a point of reference for new cohorts of female writers. Virginia uses a ‘room’ as a special symbol for space, for privacy, leisure time, financial independence and respect, all of which were missing from the lives of many women in the past. The passage is important because of its ongoing relevance to both men and women of today who still struggle to find some mental space and physical privacy for their creativity. 

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