Feminism has a long history which dates back to the 13 century, where Helen Anjou who was the queen of Serbia established school for women. As we can see that feminism is not a movement that started in the 60’s the history stretches back to the 1300’s. The link below shows the beginning of the movement.
In the mid 1800’s the movement took a turn towards becoming a social activist for women’s rights and freedoms. in this era feminist movement adopted a socialist ideology. This is where the movement took a turn to be the feminism we know today.
Socialist feminism rose in the 1960s and 1970s as an offshoot of the feminist movement and New Left that focuses upon the interconnectivity of the patriarchy and capitalism. Socialist feminists argue that liberation can only be achieved by working to end both the economic and cultural sources of women’s oppression. Socialist feminism is a two-pronged theory that broadens Marxist feminism‘s argument for the role of capitalism in the oppression of women and radical feminism‘s theory of the role of gender and the patriarchy. Socialist feminists reject radical feminism’s main claim that patriarchy is the only or primary source of oppression of women.Rather, socialist feminists assert that women are unable to be free due to their financial dependence on males. Women are subjects to the male rulers in capitalism due to an uneven balance in wealth. They see economic dependence as the driving force of women’s subjugation to men. Further, socialist feminists see women’s liberation as a necessary part of larger quest for social, economic and political justice. Socialist feminists attempted to integrate the fight for women’s liberation with the struggle against other oppressive systems based on race, class or economic status.
Socialist feminism draws upon many concepts found in Marxism; such as a historical materialist point of view, which means that they relate their ideas to the material and historical conditions of people’s lives. Socialist feminists thus consider how the sexism and gendered division of labor of each historical era is determined by the economic system of the time. Those conditions are largely expressed through capitalist and patriarchal relations.”Socialist feminism confronts the common root of sexism, racism and classism: the determination of a life of oppression or privilege based on accidents of birth or circumstances. Socialist feminism is an inclusive way of creating social change. We value synthesis and cooperation rather than conflict and competition.” this is through the harmonious relations that each society needs to achieve in term of class and gender
Mikhail Bakunin opposed patriarchy and the way the law “[subjected women] to the absolute domination of the man”. He argued that “[e]qual rights must belong to men and women” so that women could “become independent and be free to forge their own way of life”. Bakunin foresaw the end of “the authoritarian juridical family” and “the full sexual freedom of women”. On the other hand, Pierre-Joseph Proudhon viewed the family as the most basic unit of society and of his morality and believed that women had the responsibility of fulfilling a traditional role within the family
Since the 1860s, anarchism’s radical critique of capitalism and the state has been combined with a critique of patriarchy. Anarcha-feminists thus start from the precept that modern society is dominated by men. Authoritarian traits and values—domination, exploitation, aggression and competition—are integral to hierarchical civilizations and are seen as “masculine”. In contrast, non-authoritarian traits and values—cooperation, sharing, compassion and sensitivity—are regarded as “feminine” and devalued. Anarcha-feminists have thus espoused creation of a non-authoritarian, anarchist society. They refer to the creation of a society based on cooperation, sharing and mutual aid as the “feminization of society
First-wave feminism was a period of feminist activity and thought that occurred during the 19th and early 20th century throughout the Western world. It focused on legal issues, primarily on gaining the right to vote.
The term first-wave was coined in March 1968 by Martha Lear writing in The New York Times Magazine, who at the same time also used the term “second-wave feminism“. At that time, the women’s movement was focused on de facto (unofficial) inequalities, which it wished to distinguish from the objectives of the earlier feminists.
Radical feminists view society as fundamentally a patriarchy in which men dominate and oppress women. Radical feminists seek to abolish the patriarchy in order to liberate everyone from an unjust society by challenging existing social norms and institutions. This includes opposing the sexual objectification of women, raising public awareness about such issues as rape and violence against women, and challenging the very notion of gender roles. Shulamith Firestone wrote in The Dialectic of Sex: The Case for Feminist Revolution (1970): “[T]he end goal of feminist revolution must be, unlike that of the first feminist movement, not just the elimination of male privilege but of the sex distinction itself: genital differences between human beings would no longer matter culturally.”
Early radical feminism, arising within second-wave feminism in the 1960s, typically viewed patriarchy as a “transhistorical phenomenon” prior to or deeper than other sources of oppression, “not only the oldest and most universal form of domination but the primary form” and the model for all others. Later politics derived from radical feminism ranged from cultural feminism to more syncretic politics that placed issues of class, economics, etc. on a par with patriarchy as sources of oppression.
Radical feminists locate the root cause of women’s oppression in patriarchal gender relations, as opposed to legal systems (as in liberal feminism) or class conflict (as in anarchist feminism, socialist feminism, and Marxist feminism). Gail Dines, an English radical feminist, spoke in 2011 about the appeal of radical feminism to young women: “After teaching women for 20-odd years, if I go in and I teach liberal feminism, I get looked [at] blank … I go in and teach radical feminism, bang, the room explodes
Radical feminists claim that, because of patriarchy, women have come to be viewed as the “other” to the male norm, and as such have been systematically oppressed and marginalized. They further assert that men as a class benefit from the oppression of women. Patriarchal theory is not generally defined as a belief that all men always benefit from the oppression of all women. Rather, it maintains that the primary element of patriarchy is a relationship of dominance, where one party is dominant and exploits the other for the benefit of the former. Radical feminists believe that men (as a class) use social systems and other methods of control to keep women (and non-dominant men) suppressed. Radical feminists seek to abolish patriarchy by challenging existing social norms and institutions, and believe that eliminating patriarchy will liberate everyone from an unjust society.
Third-wave feminism is an iteration of the feminist movement that began in the early 1990s United States and continued until the fourth wave began around 2012. Born in the 1960s and 1970s as members of Generation X, and grounded in the civil-rights advances of the second wave, third-wave feminists embraced individualism and diversity and sought to redefine what it meant to be a feminist. According to feminist scholar Elizabeth Evans, “[t]he confusion surrounding what constitutes third-wave feminism is in some respects its defining feature.
Walker sought to establish that third-wave feminism was not just a reaction, but a movement in itself, because the feminist cause had more work ahead. The term intersectionality—to describe the idea that women experience “layers of oppression” caused, for example, by gender, race and class—had been introduced by Kimberlé Williams Crenshaw in 1989, and it was during the third wave that the concept flourished. As feminists came online in the late 1990s and early 2000s and reached a global audience with blogs and e-zines, they broadened their goals, focusing on abolishing gender-role stereotypes and expanding feminism to include women with diverse racial and cultural identities.
The third wave saw the emergence of new feminist currents and theories, such as intersectionality, womanism (within black feminism), sex positivity, vegetarian ecofeminism, transfeminism, and postmodern feminism.
The ideology of the feminist movement has turned the male and female into a non-gender society, this creates problems for both male and female. Many females do not agree with this movement, however we all want equal rights for everyone this is not the way to go about it. The feminist patriarchy is a failed system, it allows women to be above the men without having to move society forward, as well as the labor jobs feminism is pushing their agenda forward to destroy everything we men stand for.
Men and women will never be equal because a man’s job is different than what a woman contributes to society, as well as to the family unit. This is not to say that one job can’t be done by the other, it is just different men build and maintain society and women to raise the children it doesn’t matter how badly we dislike our roles it is human nature. It has been this way since the beginning of time, the bottom line is that men need women to pro-create and women need men for resources. In the last 40 years or so there has been a shift away from morality and values, this is the result when the feminist take away the rights of males including children. The push with this failing agenda will not change in the near future. it is more likely to drive men away further from women and the governments.