Started by TestSubject, Jun 14, 2005, 01:57 PM
Feminism is a body of social theory and a political movement providing a critique of social relations,which focuses on analyzing gender inequality and the promotion of women's rights, interests, and issues.Feminist theory aims to understand the nature of gender inequality and focuses on gender politics, power relations and sexuality. Feminist political activism campaigns on issues such as reproductive rights, male domestic violence, maternity leave, equal pay, sexual harassment, discrimination, and sexual violence. Themes explored in feminism include patriarchy, stereotyping, objectification, sexual objectification, and oppression.Modern feminist theory has been criticized as being predominantly, but not exclusively, associated with Western middle-class academia. Feminist activism, however, is a grass-roots movement that seeks to cross boundaries based on social class, race, culture, and religion. It is culturally specific and addresses issues relevant to the women of that society: for example female circumcision in Sudan, or the glass ceiling in developed economies. Some issues, such as rape, incest, and mothering, are universal.
There's so much anti-Marxist rhetoric yet sometimes I wonder what Marx they have been reading....."Look at who finances feminism all around the world. It is the likes of the IMF and other elite bankers."Would these people actually be Marxists? Or capitalists? Who's currently center stage in the power game?Statist is not synonomous with Marxist. (though most Marxists are)
I often wonder if all the talk about Marxism deflects the personal responsibility that should be resting upon the shoulders of the weak men in this country. :?: