PHI 105 Week 8-DQ 2
PHI 105 Week 8-DQ 2
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Week 8 Discussion Question 2 Mary Wollstonecraft was a very intelligent woman voiced her feelings about the unfair treatment of women through her actions and her writing She challenged others to reconsider what they thought women should be and they way they should act and be treated within society She rebelled against the general ideas that women were the property of men and were could only serve as mothers and homemakers She became involved in the feminist and human rights movements to express her views about women and the injustice they and other minority groups had faced throughout time Moore amp Bruder 2008 p 497 502 Simone de Beauvoir had different views than Mary Wollstonecraft but her views still ran along the lines that woman were wrongly oppressed and considered inferior to men Unlike English and American feminists Simone39s views were formed less from a legal and educational standpoint and more from the cultural mechanisms of oppression such mechanisms that put women in the role of Others to man39s Self Moore amp Bruder 2008 p 477 Just as other feminists of her time she rebelled against womens39 traditional roles as homemakers and felt that society should adapt to allow the conversion of women into non customary roles Her most well known writings The Second Sex and The Coming of Age were specifically directed towards how women were viewed in society Her writings helped the second wave of feminism through description of what she felt it meant to be a woman and how different the daily lives of women were in comparison to men Moore amp Bruder 2008 p 477 The first wave of feminism introduced ideas for the second wave Women then began to voice their feelings about the unfair treatment they endured The first and second wave ultimately has a major impact on education employment and many other factors of women39s rights that had never been acknowledged
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