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Feminist Theory


Saghar Ahmad

on 22 February 2013

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Transcript of Feminist Theory

by: Hodan, Victoria and Saghar Feminist Theory Feminist Theory Feminist Theory is classified as a contemporary theoretical and social movement which looks at the roles of men and women in society, and makes efforts to emphasize the inequal status between the two, and to raise the female status to create an equilibrium in modern society in terms of role value, rights and education.
Feminist theory generally targets the following four issues: Feminist Theory in Families in Diverse Socities Example of Feminism in the Media Straw Feminism- an exaggerated feminist character that ridicules the feminist movement
Powerpuff Girls- Equal Fight
Femme Fatale- female super villian, wears the female symbol
Talks about the lack of female super heroes and female power
Says that society is patriartical
The girls take what she says to heart and sees society as patriartical Feminists Olympe de Gouge was born 1748
She was a playwright in France during the French Revolution
"Declaration Rights of Women and of the Citizen"
Equality 1. Gender Differences
2. Gender Inequality
3. Gender Oppression
4. Structural Oppression Feminist theory also examines how factors such as race, social status, religon, age, and ethnicity play a role in imbalances in gender value. Olympe de Gouge Mary Wollstonecraft "A Vindication of the Rights of Woman" One of the most significant feminists of the time Died due to an illness at an early age "The Bleaner" Strongly supported the American Revolution Advocated for women's education Judith Sargent Murray Elizabeth Lady Stanton born in 1815, known for her role in Women's suffrage
also fought for women's right to vote
speeches Betty Friedan Activism and theory
"The Feminist Mystique" (1963)
National Organization for Women In terms of a family environment: Feminism would be critical of the social expectations of women by society.

It would also look at the dependency on women to be the nurturers in the family, and the men's duty to work. Class Activity
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