Introducing Feminism: A Graphic Guide by Cathia Jenainati

By Cathia Jenainati

The time period "feminism" got here into English utilization round the Eighteen Nineties, yet women's wakeful fight to withstand discrimination and sexist oppression is going again a lot additional. Introducing Feminism surveys the most important advancements that experience affected women's lives from the 17th century to the current day.

"Readers who've forgotten the struggles of ladies who got here generations—and centuries—before will relish this good-looking little consultant introducing the fundamentals of feminist concept. even if faraway from a tutorial learn, the cartoon-drawing layout and merry black-and-white illustrations will render the ebook well known between more youthful teams wanting a swift evaluate of the flow. From Mary Wollstonecraft to Betty Friedan, the diminutive quantity deals a chronological heritage of feminism in its nascent roots in colonial occasions, to the Sixties Women's flow and its glossy shape at the present time. so much striking, the publication areas a wide emphasis at the struggles of African-American girls, highlighting the lives and careers of such activists as Sojourner fact, Harriet Tubman, bell hooks and Audre Lorde. one other standout part covers Germaine Greer, a proponent of the concept 'heterosexuality is a kind of oppression, conditioning girls to comply to their society's expectancies of femininity and inspiring them to think that their price depends upon their entice men.'"—Kirkus Reviews


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Introducing Feminism: A Graphic Guide

The time period "feminism" got here into English utilization round the Eighteen Nineties, yet women's wide awake fight to withstand discrimination and sexist oppression is going again a lot extra. Introducing Feminism surveys the most important advancements that experience affected women's lives from the 17th century to the current day. "Readers who've forgotten the struggles of girls who got here generations—and centuries—before will savor this good-looking little consultant introducing the fundamentals of feminist thought.

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AND ANTAGONISM FROM THE GENERAL PUBLIC. As a social planner, Wright stands apart from many of her contemporaries for being particularly concerned with the plight of the working class. She advocated abolition, universal education, birth control and equal rights for women. The ideas of the Enlightenment translated into yet another perspective. Harriet Martineau and John Stuart Mill (see here and here) are two thinkers who put great emphasis on the power of thought and education to release the individual from the ghost of tradition.

IF WE MEAN TO HAVE HEROES, STATESMEN, AND PHILOSOPHERS, WE SHOULD HAVE LEARNED WOMEN. REMEMBER ALL MEN WOULD BE TYRANTS IF THEY COULD. Her opinions, though influential in small circles, remained largely unheard. Two months before the Declaration of Independence was written, she complained that “whilst you are proclaiming peace and good will to men, emancipating all nations, you insist upon retaining absolute power over your wives. ” Mary Wollstonecraft Abigail Adams was not the only female voice warning against the dangers of perpetuating social and legal discrimination against women.

Quakers do not accept any form of hierarchy between people. They do not take their hat off to anyone, as was demonstrated in the meeting of the prominent Quaker William Penn and the French King Charles II. I REFUSED TO REMOVE MY HAT AND EXPLAINED TO THE KING THAT QUAKERS UNCOVER THEMSELVES ONLY TO THE LORD. This belief in social equality was unique for its time, and was translated into a series of original attitudes towards race and gender. Between 1755 and 1776, Quakers became active in fighting the institution of slavery by creating abolition societies to promote emancipation.

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