OUTLINE

I.INTRODUCTION

1.1. Definition of feminism

1.2 A brief introductionconcerning what you are going to cover

2.0Feminism in Politics

Iwill provide a brief on feminism in politics and offer examples

3.0Feminism in Jobs

Iwill provide a brief on feminism in jobs and offer examples

4.0Feminism in Households

Iwill provide a brief on feminism in households and provide examples

5.0Conclusion:

of key points

Feminismis a movement that is targeted towards a common goal which is,achieving equal rights for women in each sector cultural, economic,social and personal. Its main aim is to seek to establish equalopportunities for women in education and employment. A feministadvocate is in charge of supporting the rights of women andadvocating for equality. The feminist movement on the other handcampaign for women rights and protect girls and women from beingmistreated (Adel 56).

Feminismbegan in the nineteenth and twentieth century when the plight ofwomen became a great issue. Feminism then and now still promotesequality for women. Discussed below will be feminism in its variousforms and in different environments. Some types of feminism have beencriticized taking into account our differences in culture andbeliefs, and this has led to the formulation of ethnically specificand multicultural forms of feminism (Adel 77).

TheFeminist theory aims to understand why women are undergoing genderinequalities in the political, job and household sectors. Byproviding a critique of the political and social relations, thetheory tries to highlight what is going wrong in the society ingeneral. Feminism is a movement that promotes full equality of womenwith men and a high valuation of women as equal human beings boththeoretically and practically. &quotFeminism is both a way ofthinking about the world and a way of acting in it&quot ( Diana 58).

Feminismin Politics

Historyhas proven that women were not involved in any way in the making orconduction of any politically based decisions or action. Morerecently, there is a change in this perspective. Currently, thesociety accepts women in decision making and an incorporation ofwomen in the analysis of government matters. The feminist claim,concerns, perspective and efforts are now recognized as an integralpart in politics.

However,feminism has been less successful in changing the mainstreampolitics. It seems to be business as usual when it comes to keydecision making. Certainly, as politics is portrayed in the dailynewspapers and on television, it remains overly masculine inpersonalization and the style of delivery (Anne 67). In some parts ofthe world, women face direct attack on their civil rights by partiesand governments resisting the implication of sexual inequality.

Feministpolitical philosophy is continuing to evolve and it has much to offerthe mainstream way of political philosophy. The past two decades haveproven to be the game changers by exerting a strong influence inpolitical and governing sectors (Joyce 65). The newest developmentsshow promise in pushing the limits of feminism in politics.

Feminismin Jobs

Mendo not find it easy to give up access to their well-paid jobs,prestige and power. They use their influence in the higher positionsto threaten and intimidate. They might even create cultural beliefsand differences between women and men so as not to make theirpositions vulnerable. Discrimination then is born, and women end upbeing denied position due to such issues (Adel 67). In most cases,men have occupied big jobs while women occupy low-paying jobshowever, through feminism, it has been possible for women to sharegood-paying jobs with men.

Discriminationagainst women in professional life is caused by the division ofroles. Men and women have different physical capabilities, and it ison these that jobs are allocated. Even though there are some changesin regards to job allocation in respect to physical strengths, thedifferences can be vividly seen in the way the perception of women istreated and the various levels of resources that women and men have.

Womenare underrepresented in the job sector and in undergraduate degreesand these have been consistent in the last decade. Relatively fewwomen have college degrees in contrast to men who are primarily inengineering medicine and law. Women who receive such degrees are lesslikely to work in such fields due to high competition since they areconsidered to be more of masculine job roles. When they do get thejobs, there is a clear difference in the wages.

Feminismin Household

Feministbelieve that gender is socially generated, and gender roles are notsupposed to be based on biology. Marriage is a very significantinstitution, women are the largest contributors to family life, whilemen contribute the lease but gain the most. Domestic labor (Diana andCarrie recognize that men do some housework, the extent of this islimited by one`s culture and childhood.)

Studieshave indicated that married women are economically dependent on theirhusbands especially when they give birth to the first child. They areforced to give up work to take care of the child and do house choreswill the husband is left to support the family. When they actually doget back to their jobs, it is part-time and not full-time. This kindof a setup sets the man above and making of family decisions is leftto the man.

Maledominance sets in since they are the bread winners and they tend tomake most of the financial decisions. Most fights in domesticmarriages occur due to power struggles. Important family decisionssuch as financial issues tend to be handled by the husband whilewives are left to deal with the household matters. These, however,are regarded to as trivial decisions that do not show control ormanagement in the family. Feminist feel that women should beempowered enough to be able to play a part in the financial mattersof the family and be able to lend a helping hand in decision making.

Theincreased choice for women and the rise in the dual-earned householdplays a great role in equality within relationships. Feminist arguethat some modern men are voluntarily committed to sharing in thoseroutine necessities of family survival. Despite this, men seem not totake their full share of responsibilities in the household and thesecauses even more domestic problems.

Feministsthus need to focus on policies that allow for greater equality withinrelationships these will go a long way in helping women cope withthe impossibilities of daily life.thw working hours and the cultureassociated with many jobs should also be changed since they are basedupon the male working system and are incompatible with the scheduleof a working wife and mother.

Conclusion

Feminismis a movement that is targeted towards a common goal which is,achieving equal rights for women in each sector cultural, economic,social and personal. Its main aim is to seek to establish equalopportunities for women in education and employment. A feministadvocate is in charge of supporting the rights of women andadvocating for equality. Feminism has been a political tool ofresearch and action for many women groups. It has broadened theunderstanding of women everywhere and has given women the power todemand their rights. Studies have indicated that married women areeconomically dependent on their husbands especially when they givebirth to the first child. They are forced to give up work to takecare of the child and do house chores will the husband is left tosupport the family. When they actually do get back to their jobs, itis part-time and not full-time. Feminist movements have played agreat role in demolishing rules based on cultures and beliefs. Thedebate on women and gender issues has erupted, proving that there isso much more that can be achieved by shining a light on socialissues. Feminism has however evolved over time and brought about theglobal women movement. Its main aims are to put an end to genderinequalities and political, economic and social injustices. Historyhas proven that women were not involved in any way in the making orconduction of any politically based decisions or action. Morerecently, there is a change in this perspective. Currently, thesociety accepts women in decision making and an incorporation ofwomen in the analysis of government matters. The feminist claim,concerns, perspective and efforts are now recognized as an integralpart in politics. Discrimination against women in professional lifeis caused by the division of roles. Men and women have differentphysical capabilities, and it is on these that jobs are allocated.Even though there are some changes in regards to job allocation inrespect to physical strengths, the differences can be vividly seen inthe way the perception of women is treated and the various levels ofresources that women and men have.

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