Abstract about Feminism noong Logic Days ko pa. -__-

Philosophical images of feminism brings many things including a variety of particular moral and political issues but ways of giving answer to these issues, constructive and critical dialogues and arguments methods and new topic of inquiries are still ongoing. Feminists’ philosophers studied all major concerns, including analytic philosophy, American Pragmatist philosophy, and Continental philosophy. The impact of these traditions on feminism had been discussed, examine and scholarly studied to work within time. Considering some of the controversies over what feminism provides a springboard for seeing how feminist commitments generate a host of philosophical topics, especially as those commitments confront the world as we know it.

To discover and to elaborate the topic, feminism is about women gaining equal rights with men. This is a simplistic way of looking at it but feminism is more complex and profound than just a matter of equality with men. The philosophy of the feminist movement encapsulated the hidden and unexpressed desires of all people everywhere for human equality. Yes, feminism is a movement that stands for women’s rights but it does not end at simply claiming equal rights with men. It is a movement which knows that every human being was created equal and pushes for the expression of that certainty in every sphere of life from professional to public life and also in personal life.

            The advocate of feminism is to emerge the understanding of the gender’s nature of equality, examine women’s social roles, respond to issues such as social construction of sex and gender taking into account the middle class perspectives which led to the multi culturist form of feminism. Women’s rights such as contract law, property and voting while still promoting integrity autonomy and reproductive rights for women.    It also achieve women’s suffrage, gender neutrality, equal pay for women, reproductive rights for women which means access to contraceptives and the right to enter contract and own property.  Feminism also worked to protect women and girls from sexual harassment and sexual assault, domestic violence and other violence that a woman may experience. In a work or job related, advocacies of feminism are as follows: maternity leave, discrimination against women and single parenting leave.  Feminism is mainly focused on women’s issues, but because feminism seeks gender equality, some feminists argue that men’s liberation is a necessary part of feminism, and that men are also harmed by sexism and gender roles.

            On the other hand feminism beliefs should clearly be emphasized.  Feminism believes that there injustice against women and these injustices became a basis for the women to do something and to protect them. One strategy for solving these problems would be to identify feminism in terms of a set of ideas or beliefs rather than participation in any particular political movement. This is actually an advantage of allowing to locate isolated feminists whose work was not understood or appreciated. But how should we go about identifying a core set of feminist beliefs? Some would suggest that we should focus on the political ideas that the term was apparently coined to capture, the commitment to women’s equal rights. This acknowledges that commitment to and advocacy for women’s rights has not been confined but this too raises controversy, for it frames feminism within a broadly Liberal approach to political and economic life. Although most feminists would probably agree that there is some sense of “rights” on which achieving equal rights for women is a necessary condition for feminism to succeed, most would also argue that this would not be sufficient. This is because women’s oppression under male domination rarely if ever consists solely in depriving women of political and legal “rights”, but also extends into the structure of our society and the content of our culture, and permeates our consciousness of the existing rights that all of us should exercise.

Is there any point, then, to asking what feminism is? Given the controversies over the term and the politics of circumscribing the boundaries of a social movement, it is sometimes tempting to think that the best we can do is to articulate a set of disjoints that capture a range of feminist beliefs. However, at the same time it can be both intellectually and politically valuable to have a schematic framework that enables us to map at least some of our points of agreement and disagreement. We’ll begin here by considering some of the basic elements of feminism as a political position or set of beliefs.

Feminism seems to involve two claims: Normative claims and descriptive claims.  Normative claims concern on how women ought to be viewed and treated and draw on a background conception of justice or broad moral position however, descriptive claims concern how women are viewed and treated, alleging that they are not being treated in accordance with the standards of justice or morality invoked in the normative claims. Together the normative and descriptive claims provide reasons for working to change the way things are; hence, feminism is not just an intellectual but also a political movement.  For example in terms of two claims:

  1.  (Normative) Men and women are entitled to equal rights and respect.
  2. (Descriptive) Women are currently disadvantaged with respect to rights and respect, compared with men

On this account, that women and men ought to have equal rights and respect is the normative claim; and that women are denied equal rights and respect functions here as the descriptive claim. Admittedly, the claim that women are disadvantaged with respect to rights and respect is not a “purely descriptive” claim since it plausibly involves an evaluative component. However, our point here is simply that claims of this sort concern what is the case not what ought to be the case. Moreover, descriptive component of a substantive feminist view will not be articulable in a single claim, but will involve an account of the specific social mechanisms that deprive women of rights and respect, primary source of women’s role in the family or her role in the labor market, or problem of male tendencies or simply women’s biological reproduction.

Disagreements between feminist and non-feminists occur with respect to both normative and descriptive claims as well.   Some non-feminists agree with feminists on the ways women ought to be viewed and treated, but don’t see any problem with the way things currently are. Others disagree about the background moral or political views.

Identifying the wrongs, women suffer (and have suffered), there is an implicit suggestion that women as a group can be usefully compared against men as a group with respect to their standing or position in society; and this seems to suggest that women as a group are treated in the same way, or that they all suffer the same injustices, and men as a group all reap the same advantages. But of course this is not the case, or at least not straightforwardly so. Feminism is grounded on the belief that women are oppressed or disadvantaged by comparison with men, and that their oppression is in some way illegitimate or unjustified. With these characterization, many interpretations of women and their oppression mistaken that feminism as a single philosophical doctrine, or as implying an agreed political program.

One might agree that feminists ought to work to end all forms of oppression — oppression is unjust and feminists, like everyone else, have a moral obligation to fight injustice — without maintaining that it is the mission of feminism to end all oppression. One might even believe that in order to accomplish feminism’s goals it is necessary to combat racism and economic exploitation, but also think that there is a narrower set of specifically feminist objectives. Is it wrong to oppose any oppression among women?  Women are God’s creation who should be respected and be loved.  Women’s rights in any aspects of her life are needed.

Feminism is an umbrella term for a range of views about injustices against women. There are disagreements among feminists about the nature of justice in general and the nature of sexism, in particular, the specific kinds of injustice or wrong women suffer; and the group who should be the primary focus of feminist efforts. Nonetheless, feminists are committed to bringing about social change to end injustice against women, in particular, injustice against women as women.

      So is it wrong to be in favor of such rights that can uplift women’s power and women’s love of herself as an individual? No boundaries and limits should be given to us women who would only like to be treated as a real woman?


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