Can you help me to get started with the definitions of the terms feminist and feminism?
Summarize these definitions to come up with definitions that correctly define both and write about what have you learned about the perceptions of feminism.© BrainMass Inc. brainmass.com October 25, 2018, 2:53 am ad1c9bdddf
Let's take a closer look at some definitions of the two concepts so you to consider when developing your two definitions.
Feminism Definitions from Encarta World English Dictionary:
1. belief in women's rights: belief in the need to secure rights and opportunities for women equal to those of men, or a commitment to securing these
2. movement for women's rights: the movement committed to securing and defending rights and opportunities for women that are equal to those of men.
From another source, feminism is defined:
1. the doctrine advocating social, political, and all other rights of women equal to those of men.
2. (sometimes initial capital letter ) an organized movement for the attainment of such rights for women.
3. feminine character. (dictionary.reference.com/browse/feminist)
"Feminism is the radical ...
The definition of feminism is presented. References are also provided to further validate the findings.
Media backlash against feminism
The backlash to feminism (the "f-word") is often media based. Which sociological theory do you think best explains this backlash - is it Functionalist theory, Conflict theory, Symbolic interaction (or interactionist perspective), or Feminist theory? Suggest strategies consistent with the theory you select to alter this perception.
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