Illustrated guide of feminism incontext of women empowerment

Feminism in context of women empowerment: Its Origin, History, Theory, Movements and Ideologies




Origin of feminism and women empowerment

History of feminism and women empowerment

Theories of feminism and women empowerment

Feminist Movement

Ideologies of feminism 

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Social constructionist ideologies

Cultural movements


social impact



Purpose of this document

“Illustrated guide of feminism incontext of women empowerment” is a researched based document defining basics of feminism and women empowerment. ” Illustrated guide of feminism incontext of women empowerment” is written by (A

yaz and Zulkifl). This document is intellectual property of women empowerment organization Next generation moms.

Eventually, the purpose of writing this document is to provide an in depth insight about the concept of women empowerment. Subsequently, in this document we will illustrate some generalized feminist concepts of women empowerment to some narrower specific feminist theories. Concludingly, feminism incontext of women empowerment is written to provide a more clear view of feminism to our readers.

In this document we will discuss about following topics in light of women empowerment. Meanwhile, our main focus in this document as women empowerment organization is to provide some basic concepts of feminism.

Feminism Definition

Feminism definition in a very simple and easy way

Commonly, feminism is a sequence of social movements, political movements, and ideologies that works on some mutual goals. Identically, helps to, achieve, establish and implement some  economic, political and personal social rights regarding various social issues of women. Conceptualizing feminism, it illustrates some bindings that deploy equal opportunities in regards of employment, education and equality for women.


What does feminism mean?

Uniquely, feminism mean as a political economic and cultural movement seeking to establish equal opportunities and protection rights for women.

Define feminism definition

Feminism consists of political and social theories and philosophies concerning the issues of gender inequalities, while campaigning women’s rights. However, until 1970, the term feminism or feminist did not gain widespread use, they were used in early twentieth century.

What is a Feminist? 

Feminist is a socio societal agent who alone or with a group of people undertakes a series of political or economical campaigns. Particularly, these series of campaigns are meant to bring reforms on issues related to women. Comparatively, issues such as sexual violence, domestic violence, harassment cases and equal pay with men. Ultimately, a socio societal agent involved in all or few of above mentioned activities i called to be a feminist.

Who is a Feminist?

A Feminist activist is meant to promote autonomy and integrity of women. Comparatively feminist activist protect women from rape, domestic violence and sexual harassment.

Origin of women empowerment & feminist movement

Besides this, the history of feminism can be split into three waves. These three feminist Movements are also called Modern feminism. The first wave of feminism was started in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, mainly focusing on the legal inequalities. The second feminist wave began in the 1960s and 1970s. Additionally, the second feminist wave focuses on cultural inequalities, gender norms and women’s role in society. (Women From Past into the Future)

The third wave of feminism extends from the 1990s to the present day. Eventually, the third feminist wave was the continuation of the second wave with response to its failure. Furthermore, the theory of feminism and women empowerment results by the emergence of these three feminist movements. Subsequently, theory of feminism seeks to understand the nature of gender inequality by looking into women’s social roles and experiences. Feminism has developed theories in a number of disciplines in order to respond to the problems concerning gender.

Conversely, feminist campaigns were the only responsible variable for changing the societies in western countries, impacting on their culture. Perpetually, feminist campaigns were the drivers for some serious historical changes in west while enforcing women empowerment in societies.

However, Feminism has a commitment to the goal of bringing Women into the mainstream while ensuring their quality in society. it is also been criticized by some scholars for promoting only middle class, white and educated perspectives. These type of criticisms led to the creation of ethnic and multicultural forms of feminism, for example, Black Feminism, which include feminists such as Angela Davis and Alice Walker. Similarly, some Postcolonial Feminists, such as Chandra Talpade Mohanty, criticizes Western feminism for being very much ethnocentric.
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