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1 Megan Powell Penn State Hazleton Cas 100 Section 001 Speech Communications

2  Video  What is Feminism  History  Why women become feminists  Feminist movements  Movement History  Conclusion  Resources  Contact Information

3  oSl0&feature=fvst oSl0&feature=fvst “My Idea of feminism is self-determination, and it’s very open-ended: every woman has the right to become herself, and do whatever she needs to do” -a quote by Ani Defranco

4 -In article Kathy Henry published in 2007, she defined feminism as the philosophy where women and their contributions are valued. They want equal rights in social, political and economic acts as to men. Also feminism can be described as a movement where women and even men would wish for equal boundaries in the world for women. (Henry)

5 1792:Philosopher Mary Wollstonecraft, wrote books as a response to two great wealthy men, Edmund Burke and Thomas Paine. These guys wrote a book named “The Rights of Man.” Which focused on a mans right. Mary then wrote a book in response called “A Vindication of the Rights of Men” and also “A Vindication of the Rights of Women” which started feminism. 1848: A lady by the name of Elizabeth Cady Stanton wrote “A Declaration of Sentiments” which talked about how rights weren’t given to women which should have been such as voting.

6 1896: A group of black women, which was led by Mary Church Terrell, started a National Association for Colored Women. This feminist movement became identified as popular. 1942: Rosie the Riveter- popular after World War II, showed that women work just as hard as men do and also effective. (Head)

7 1966: The National Organization for Women (NOW) was founded and a women named Betty Friedan wrote a book called “ The Feminine Mystique” which was about problems of gender roles, workforce, regulations, government discrimination and other everyday problems. NOW is the first and largest major women’s liberation organization. 1973: Feminism vs. religious rights- controversial right of terminating pregnancies through religious standpoints. Abortion was still made illegal. (head)

8 1993: A new generation, feminist Rebecca Walker, which was Southern, African- American, Jewish and bisexual, started the new generation movement which describe young females who worked together to create a better and comprehensive movement. 2004: A second March for Women’s Lives was organized and a total of 1.4 million feminists came together to march for rights and how powerful women are in the world today. (Head)

9 Women would most likely to become feminists because they would get sick of being treated like they had no say in the society. Women didn’t have same rights that men do and women felt like they should be equal to men. Women knew that they could do anything just as well as a man can do, but society didn’t think that. So women of different ages and races came together to fight for their rights.

10 Why? - to campaign the reforms on issues such as: Domestic violence Maternity leave Equal pay Voting rights Sexual harassment Sexual Violence (feminist Movement)

11 Movements went through three waves beginning in the 18 th century. 1 st wave(18 th thru 20 th centuries): involve middle or upper class white women; involved suffrage and political equality. 2 nd wave (1960’s-1980’s): included combat social and cultural inequalities. 3 rd wave: started in 1980 to early 1990’s; campaigned for greater influence in politics. Also a continuation of the 2 nd wave movement. (-feminist movement)

12 Feminism has been around for many centuries. Many feminists protested throughout the years. Some of the protests included from fighting for women’s rights to showing how powerful women really are. The movements were categorized from 1 st wave movements, to 2 nd wave movements and finally 3 rd wave movements. The final outcome from all the movements shows us how females achieved they could be as strong as a man in the world today.

13  Quotations. “Feminism quotes”. Quotations Online 1 Sep. 2010. 8 Oct. 2010  Henry, Kathy "What is Feminism?." What is Feminism?. 29 Mar. 2007 8 Oct. 2010 <­is-­Feminism?&id=507805­is-­Feminism?&id=507805  Wikipedia contributors. "Feminist movement." Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia, 4 Oct. 2010. Web. 8 Oct. 2010.  Head, Tom “ Feminism in The United States” 2001.11. October. 2010  Library of Congress 

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