Gender Discourse: A Study of Women from Ancient to Modern Era

  • Dr. Rajvir Kaur and Lubhanshi
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  • Dr. Rajvir Kaur

    Assistant Professor at Chandigarh Law College, Jhanjeri, India

  • Lubhanshi

    Teaching Assistant at Chandigarh Law College, Jhanjeri, India

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Feminism is a movement that seeks to promote equality between men and women. Feminism has many different ideas and theories. Feminist analyses are thought-provoking and essential for social welfare. Birth marks the start of a convoluted labelling process and gender discourse, with first-wave feminism placing a strong emphasis on women's equality and independence while the second-wave of feminism concentrated on female oppression and battled for their liberation. Socialist feminism brought the gender dimensions of the welfare state into the open, enabling women to empower themselves and change the status quo. In order to empower women and change the status quo, feminism insists on breaking new territory. Womanism strengthened the self-identity and self-respect of women. The cultural roots of women's exploitation and discrimination were examined by literary and cultural feminists. Caste, religion, and ethnicity have all had an impact on India's changing status of women over time. Feminism started during colonial period by male reformers in nineteenth-century India. Patriarchal system in India was so firmly rooted that it was only men who could decide that it was time for change. The British were responsible in sparking this change.



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International Journal of Law Management and Humanities, Volume 6, Issue 1, Page 347 - 354


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