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Gender Studies: Intro to Feminism

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What is Feminism?

"Fundamentally, feminism is concerned with the advancement and achievement of equal social and political rights for women, and the fight against sexism. Feminism challenges many traditional, patriarchal assumptions about the different behaviours expected from men and women and the assignment of social roles and status that rests on them; and what it perceives as a widespread devaluing of women's attributes, experiences and perspectives."

Feminism from Dictionary of Media and Communication Studies


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Figure 1: Marc Nozell. (2019). Intersectional feminism is the only feminism. [Photograph]. Flickr Archive. Retrieved from

Figure 2: Averill, P., Guardian, A. & Guardian, S. When Women Become Massively Political, the Revolution Will Have Moved to a New Level. , None. [Between 1976 and 1980] [Photograph] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, 

Figure 3: Encyclopædia Britannica. (n.d.). Angela Davis, American Political Activist. [Photograph]. Britannica ImageQuest. Retrieved from