Western Feminism | a journey of 3000 years

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THREAD : Western #FEMINISM

Don;t be dazzled by the bright smiling ladies Pics taken from web

Dedicated to Beacon of #woman@ShefVaidya@NAN_DINI_@mini_razdan10@LevinaNeythiri

Let us see how Feminism has evolved over millenniums to today

#Threads

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#Genesis says (Old testaments), #EVE was made from Adam’s Rib. Eve was tempted to the evil serpent (Nachash) and persuaded Adam to eat forbidden fruit.

God punished the #Woman with pain in childbirth and subordination to man

Adam and Eve | biblical figuresAdam and Eve, in the Judeo-Christian and Islamic traditions, the original human couple, parents of the human race. In the Bible there are two accounts of their creation. According to the Priestly (P)…https://www.britannica.com/biography/Adam-and-Eve-biblical-literary-figures

Bible Gateway passage: Genesis 3 – New International VersionThe Fall – Now the serpent was more crafty than any of the wild animals the LORD God had made. He said to the woman, “Did God really say, ‘You must not eat from any tree in the garden’?” The woman sa…https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Genesis+3&version=OJB

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History of ideas on woman :...
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During 500-400 BC, #Woman were little better than #SLAVE. Marriages were arranged by parents

Plato perceived Woman as waste of natural resources. He rejected concept of nuclear family & proposed Society as family

Mgsthns noted no #Slavery in India👇
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Aristotle (347-322BC), disciple of #Plato believed #Woman are colder than man hence less soul and energy.

He agreed #Woman subordination and perceived woman merely child producing vessel.

#Indian woman enjoyed great freedom at the same time. 👇
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1st century AD, #woman gained some soft power in terms of control over property, education.

But she continued to be treated like a child. She could get trapped sexually.

#Love and affection could also be mutual b/w husband and wife started to seed in 🧐

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Another incidence in 3rd Century BCE, when #woman were protesting laws limiting their right to use of expensive goods. CATO said if #woman were victorious then they will become superiors to man

feminism | Definition, History, & ExamplesFeminism, the belief in social, economic, and political equality of the sexes. Although largely originating in the West, feminism is manifested worldwide and is represented by various institutions co…https://www.britannica.com/topic/feminism#ref216005
@sadhavi@Stuti8220@mamatarsingh
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Augustine in 4th century, considered #Woman:
1⃣Temptress(Instrument of Devil’s evil design)
2⃣Wife
3⃣Mother
Few quotes from 3rd and 4th Century calling woman temple over sewer to cattle dung shows primitive outlook towards #Woman

@chitranayal09@madhukishwar@ThAlkaSingh
7/nWomen and Redemption: A The...

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12th Century Acquinas agrees mostly with Aristotle view on #Woman.
He considers #woman as defective male not capable of preaching. To him #woman were derived human being and mostly inferior to male.
@77OmShantiOm@onlyonenetra@lakshmianand96
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Early 15th-century France,Christine de Pisan, challenged prevailing attitudes toward women with a bold call for female education, Marital oppersssions & frivolity of #Woman‘s attire.
@GharWapasi_@VertigoWarrior

feminism | Definition, History, & ExamplesFeminism, the belief in social, economic, and political equality of the sexes. Although largely originating in the West, feminism is manifested worldwide and is represented by various institutions co…https://www.britannica.com/topic/feminism#ref216005
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Martin Luther (1483-1546) said “The word and works of God is quite clear, that women were made either to be ‘wives’ or ‘prostitutes’.”
He believed that Man should hit #woman and that #woman should never learn.

@Mochievous

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Struggle for right continued from late 16s to 17s century.

Mary Astell (1694) work suggested that women inclined neither toward marriage nor a religious vocation should set up secular convents where they might live, study, and teach.
@UshaNirmala
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Late 18th Century, reformists excluded woman calling them silly and frivolous. However, #female intellectuals continued to fight for equal rights in education, work, politics. Influence of Enlightenment was across North America and Europe
@SarasWarrior@ankitasood13
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Women’s suffrage, (right of women to vote) gained momentum in mid 19s as #woman were denied voting rights even in expanding / new democracies.

@YoSwaroop
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Majorly, voting right to #woman were conferred in world by 19th & 20th century
The #UN Convention on the Political Rights of Women, adopted in 1952, provides that “women shall be entitled to vote in all elections on equal terms with men, without any discrimination”
14/nWith age old sufferings western #Woman struggled a lot to reach to a point of today.

#woman are no more ‘Private Property’ they are by and large at par to their Male counterpart except few ‘countries’

@Aabhas24@flashvista@Sanjay_Dixit@vivekagnihotri@PhasistB

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THREAD : Western #FEMINISM Don;t be dazzled by the bright smiling ladies Pics taken from web Dedicated to Beacon of #woman@ShefVaidya@NAN_DINI_@mini_razdan10@LevinaNeythiri Let us see how Feminism has evolved over millenniums to today #Threads 1/n #Genesis says (Old testaments), #EVE was made from Adam’s Rib. Eve was tempted to the evil serpent (Nachash) and persuaded Adam to eat forbidden fruit. God…

THREAD : Western #FEMINISM Don;t be dazzled by the bright smiling ladies Pics taken from web Dedicated to Beacon of #woman@ShefVaidya@NAN_DINI_@mini_razdan10@LevinaNeythiri Let us see how Feminism has evolved over millenniums to today #Threads 1/n #Genesis says (Old testaments), #EVE was made from Adam’s Rib. Eve was tempted to the evil serpent (Nachash) and persuaded Adam to eat forbidden fruit. God…

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