WHAT IS FEMINISM?
Feminism is a collection of movements and
Socio-Economic rights for women.
Charles Fourier(1837) is credited with
having coined the word feminism.
Culture Country Causes Goals
19th and 20th century
Period of activity
United kingdom and USA
At the end of 19th
1. Political power
2. Women suffrage
4. Economic Rights
Driven by combination of social,
and economic forces.
The first organized “feminists”
political activism involved
campaigns for VOTE and
SECOND WAVE OF
In 1960, during the 2nd wave of
feminism a remarkable event in
human history had happened – the
end of the ‘patriarchy’.
Suddenly women became active in
politics, demanded and won the
rights to university education, to a
career, to easy divorce.
Suddenly women began voting
differently to men.
THIRD WAVE OF FEMINISM:
The Third wave of Feminism
is described as a sudden
Representation Of Women At
All Levels Of Government.
Third-wave feminism deals
with issues which appear to
limit or oppress women.
Gender violence has become a
central issue for third-wave
Feminist theory is the extension of feminism into
theoretical or philosophical fields.
It encompasses work in a variety of disciplines:
Economics and women's studies
Literary criticism, art history and philosophy.
Feminist theory aims to understand gender
inequality and focuses on gender politics, power
relations. While providing a critique of these
social and political relations, much of feminist
theory also focuses on women interest and
FEMINISM MOVEMENT AND
Many overlapping feminist movements and
ideologies have developed over the years.
Liberalism and conservatism.
Focus on the environment.
Liberal feminism: It seeks individualistic equality of
men and women through political and legal reform
without altering the structure of society.
Octavia Butler, award-winning feminist
science fiction author.
feminist fiction and
FEMINISM IN PAKISTAN
Many of us think that feminism and the movement are
recent phenomena in Pakistan.
FEMINISM IN PAKISTAN
Role Of Media & Impact Of West
The West Didn’t Export It To
Weakness of our society
It is not a ‘yahoodiyoon ki
If a guy earns for his
• Women’s Rights Activitist.
• Nobel Peace Prize as part of the 1000 Women for Peace
• WAF (Women’s Action Forum).
Fareeda Kokikhel Afridi
• Pashtun Feminist.
• SAWERA (Society for Appraisal and Women
Empowerment in Rural Areas).
• Urdu Feminist Poet.
• Hawwa (Eve).
FEMINISTS OF PAKISTAN