Gender and Development: A Study of Feminist Theories

Farhana Haque


The term feminism derived from the notion to establish women’s right equal like men. It refers to the ideology that men and women should be treated equally both in the sections of politics and morality. Feminism means to create a scope to women to raise their voice against men regarding the matter of equality and as a result feminism does frequently linked towards different types of motions since last two centuries and performed to execute the concept of parity through implanting it throughout the culture. There are several other opinions and ideologies by different feminists regarding the term equality. The individual feminists said equality means equal treatment and that should be under the laws about homage the person and possession like the entire human beings without paying attention towards the secondary characteristics like sex, race, ethnicity. The school of feminism which is radical feminism. According to them parity means socioeconomic parity where power and wealth should be re-established by law through the society. Therefore from the historical perspectives advantages of men become deleted.

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