Defining Third Wave Feminism at a Women's College: How Students At the College of St. Benedict Perceive Feminism
Arts and Humanities | Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies | Social and Behavioral Sciences | Sociology
Sheila Nelson, Sociology
The term feminist has had numerous different meanings and connotations. Feminism started as a late nineteenth century movement which has progressed though several waves. The first wave of feminism is best known for its surge at the beginning of the twentieth century with a focus on women's suffrage. The second wave of feminism occurred between 1960 and 1980 with a focus on economic equality and reproductive freedom for women (Baumgardner, 13 - 14). Now some believe feminism is embarking on its third wave. For many this is a wave with no distinct definition or platform.
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