Feminist Issues


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We focus on children in our website, but a range of feminist issues touch upon children. This is especially the case as women in most countries are primarily responsible for child care. Even in Western countries most affected by the Women's Movement, it is women that are primarily responsible. Thus we want to assess the history of feminism. And the mother-child bond since the evolution of humans has been one of the most critical, if not the single most important relationship, in a child's life. As a result we want, to discuss some of the feminist issues here. One of these critical issues is is violence against women. Here we are developing some country pages. Another important issue is abortion because of the millions of lives which are being terminated. And one women's groups for unknown reason do not address is the rapidly increasing number of children being born out of wedlock.

Women and Child Bond

We focus on children in our website, but a range of feminist issues touch upon children. This is especially the case as women in most countries are primarily responsible for child care. Even in Western countries most affected by the Women's Movement, it is women that are primarily responsible. And the mother-child bond since the evolution of humans has been one of the most critical, if not the single most important relationship, in a child's life.

History of Feminism

Given the importance of women in child care, we want to assess the history of feminism. This means the history of women since the dawn of civilization. Little is known about the role of women before the neolithic (agricultural revolution). Based on modern primitive peoole, women enjoyed a higher status than in the settled civilizations that developed. Accounts of women captured by the Native Americans report that they experienced greater freedom and higher status with the Indians. Every civilization and historical period dealt with women differently, a topic not commonly dealt in detail by historians who focus on leaders and other important people which almost always were men. Modernnfeminism begins with the sufferage. Thus normally begins with the 19th century as this was when average individuals began to vote in most countries. Feminist history in America often begins with Abel Adams and the sage advice she offeredtoher husnabd, the second American president. The issue of the sufferage for women did not begin until the Age of Jackson when most white Americans began to vote without regard to wealyh and property. As the abolitionist movement gained momentum, Feminist leaders move to disassociate their struggle for the bote from abolition. Many women were involved in the abolition movement, but not the major feminist leaders like Susan B. Anthpny and Elizabeth Cady Stanton. After the passage of the 15th Amendment banning discrination in voting based on race, the women's movemrnt ficused on the sufferage. A range of people were involved in the movement , including siusters Victorua Woodhall and Tennessee 'Tennie; Clafin who opened a brockerage firm (1870). Victoria was the first woman candidate for president and picked noted former slave Frederick Douglss as aunning mte. Tennie ran for Congress. The two proved too controversial as they also advocated free lkove and were banished from the movement. They crossed the Atlantic and married two of the richestt men in Britain. [MacPherson] Margaret Sanger also proved controversil as she advocated for birth control. After the passage of the 19th Amendmebt granting he vote to women, the movement began to shift toward advocating for an Equal Rights Amendment. A movemnt which almost succeeded, but ultimately familed in 1983.

War on Women


Violence Against Women

One of the critical issues associated with feminism is violence against women. Here we are developing some country pages.

Abortion

Another important issue is abortion because of the millions of lives which are being terminated.

Births Out of Wedlock

And one women's groups for unknown reason do not address is the rapidly increasing number of children being born out of wedlock.

Sources

MacPherson, Myra. The Scarlet Sisters: Sex, Sufferage and Scandl in the Gilded Age (2014), 448p.






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