The Feminist Theory

Feminist Theory
Amanda Williams
HHS 310 H & S Culture: The Helping Relationship
Instructor: Cora Clavel
November 2, 2013

      “Women have served all these centuries as looking glasses possessing the magic and delicious power of reflecting the figure of man at twice its natural size”. I don’t know if there is any truth to that statement or not, but I do know for many years women have been trying to seek equality, justice, and happiness in a world dominated by men. Until men stop thinking that women are subservient, women will continue their fight for equality and justice to men on every level of the battlefield of injustice. The battle of inequality has been fought for over a hundred of years, and today it is still considered a man’s world. Although feminist demands have changed drastically over the past few years, many women today still fight for their American citizenship, the right to vote and social and political movements within our society. Women should have the same rights as a man on the job or in the political arena. They should have a voice in anything that pertains to her life and the life of her family. Feminist history was characterized into three different waves. The first wave pertained to women’s suffrage and their political rights. The second wave concentrated on gender inequalities on the job, the family, and generative rights. The third wave emphasized on globalization, post-colonization, and post-modern thinking for women (Rampton, 2008).   Women were not meant to just stay at home and have babies, they are entitled to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness just like a man. Whether that means, she has a choice to stay at home and raise a family or climbing the corporate ladder making her stamp on the American dream. The feminist theory was introduced to the world, to show the inequality for women in a male-dominated society, while opening a narrow door towards the social, political and individual rights for women and their rights...