Wollstonecraft and the History of Feminism
Athens v Sparta
Pale and indoors v run and fight
Plato v Aristotle
Guardians v silence
Bible and St Paul
Original sin and sexuality
English Revolution 1640s
‘his or her life, liberty, and property’
John Locke (1632-1704) v Robert Filmer’s Patriarchalism and appeal to Genesis
Eve and Adam both
Parentalism v Paternalism
Abler and stronger
Jean Jacques Rousseau (1712-1778) –
“Always justify the burdens you impose upon girls
but impose them anyway. . . .
They must be thwarted from an early age. . . .
They must be exercised to constraint,
so that it costs them nothing to stifle all their fantasies
to submit them to the will of others.”
History of Feminism
I. Proto or Pre-F era
- Sappho (d. c. 570 BCE)
- Hildegard of Bingen (d. 1179)
- Christine de Pisan (d. 1434)
Mary Astell (1666-1731)
Olympes de Gouge (d. 1791)
Jane Austen (d. 1817)
Mary Wollstonecraft (1759-97)
II. 3 waves of the Women’s Movement/Feminism
Seneca Falls, NY
Susan B Anthony’s (1820-1906) Revolution
Emma Goldman (1869-1940)
Celebrating the 19th Amendment in 1920 that granted women the right to vote.
Women had held voting rights in Washington State continuously since the passage of a state constitutional amendment in 1910.
Rosie the Riveter, 1943 by J. Howard Miller in 1943 for Westinghouse Electric as morale-booster
a. b. c.
Feminism explained – Video (5:16min)
This is what feminism looks like - Video
Naomi Wolf on 3rd Wave: Video
Katha Pollit on Waves
Which one is the feminist?
The Nation (2014)
on Feminism’s Toxic Twitter Wars otoh
and Rand Paul on women oto
and Richard Black otth
and Scarlett Johansson oytfh