Feminism, the belief in the social, economic, and political equality of the sexes. Though the media has tainted feminism as a drive for selfish achievement by female professionals, those who stand to gain the most are actually those who have the least. The demand for full equality for all women is profoundly radicalizing when it addresses the additional layers of discrimination women experience because of class, race, sexuality, disability, and age, and also the impact on women and children of war, poverty and environmental degradation.
A big part of being a feminist is understanding that as individuals we live in a patriarchal society. This means that society is based on a system of customs and rules that are created by heterosexual men for heterosexual men. As a result of the patriarchal system, individuals who are not heterosexual men (including women) are discriminated against or are not given fair treatment.
The first movement where feminism started being noticed was the right to vote which took 70 years to gain. It was not until 1928 that all women, not just those over 30 and with the right property qualifications, could legally vote.
By: Paula L, Martina & Júlia R