Evolving Paradigms of Feminism: From Equality to Equilibrium

  • Aisha Adil
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  • Aisha Adil

    Student at Anjuman-I-Islam’s Barrister A.R. Antulay College of Law, India

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This research paper explores the multifaceted evolution of feminism, tracing its historical roots, philosophical underpinnings, and contemporary manifestations. Beginning with an examination of feminism's origins in diverse cultural contexts, the paper delves into its historical trajectories, including the first, second, and third waves of feminist movements. Through a comparative analysis of liberal, socialist, and radical feminist ideologies, it elucidates the varied approaches to achieving gender equality and dismantling patriarchal structures. The paper also investigates the inter sectionality of feminism, acknowledging the unique experiences and challenges faced by women of different racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic backgrounds. It highlights the contributions of prominent feminist scholars and activists, such as Kimberlé Crenshaw and Anita Hill, in shaping intersectional feminist discourse and advocating for inclusive feminist agendas. Furthermore, the paper addresses contemporary debates within the feminist movement, including critiques of post feminism and concerns about the misuse of legislation intended to protect women. It explores the tensions between promoting gender equality and addressing the perceived marginalization of men, emphasizing the importance of maintaining a balanced approach to feminist advocacy. Drawing on historical analysis, theoretical frameworks, and empirical evidence, this paper offers insights into the complexities of feminist thought and its implications for achieving social justice and equality. It concludes with reflections on the ongoing challenges and opportunities facing the feminist movement in the pursuit of a more equitable and inclusive society.


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International Journal of Law Management and Humanities, Volume 7, Issue 2, Page 58 - 68

DOI: https://doij.org/10.10000/IJLMH.116899

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