Black History Month gives us 28 days to honor African Americans and the ever-expanding contributions they make to culture. Literature in particular has been a space for black authors to tell their stories authentically, and bookworms seeking good reads can choose from an array of fiction, poetry, historical texts, essays, and memoirs. From literary icons to fresh, buzzworthy talent, we're highlighting 25 books by African-American authors you should add to your reading list today.
Most western feminist historians contend that all movements working to obtain women's rights should be considered feminist movements, even when they did not or do not apply the term to themselves.
Those historians use the label " protofeminist " to describe earlier movements. The first wave comprised women's suffrage movements of the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, promoting women's right to vote. The second wave was associated with the ideas and actions of the women's liberation movement beginning in the s.
The second wave campaigned for legal and social equality for women. The third wave is a continuation of, and a reaction to, the perceived failures of second-wave feminism, which began in the s. First-wave feminism After selling her home, Emmeline Pankhurstpictured in New York City intravelled constantly, giving speeches throughout Britain and the United States.
In the Netherlands, Wilhelmina Drucker — fought successfully for the vote and equal rights for women through political and feminist organizations she founded.
Simone Veil —former French Minister of Health — She made easier access to contraceptive pills and legalized abortion —75 — which was her greatest and hardest achievement.
Louise Weiss along with other Parisian suffragettes in The newspaper headline reads "The Frenchwoman Must Vote. In the UK and eventually the US, it focused on the promotion of equal contract, marriage, parenting, and property rights for women. By the end of the 19th century, a number of important steps had been made with the passing of legislation such as the UK Custody of Infants Act which introduced the Tender years doctrine for child custody arrangement and gave woman the right of custody of their children for the first time.
For example, Victoria passed legislation inNew South Wales inand the remaining Australian colonies passed similar legislation between and Therefore, with the turn of the 19th century activism had focused primarily on gaining political power, particularly the right of women's suffragethough some feminists were active in campaigning for women's sexualreproductiveand economic rights as well.
This was followed by Australia granting female suffrage in In this was extended to all women over Anthonywho each campaigned for the abolition of slavery prior to championing women's right to vote. These women were influenced by the Quaker theology of spiritual equality, which asserts that men and women are equal under God.
The term first wave was coined retroactively to categorize these western movements after the term second-wave feminism began to be used to describe a newer feminist movement that focused on fighting social and cultural inequalities, as well political inequalities.
InQasim Aminconsidered the "father" of Arab feminism, wrote The Liberation of Women, which argued for legal and social reforms for women.
The Consultative Assembly of Algiers of proposed on 24 March to grant eligibility to women but following an amendment by Fernand Grenierthey were given full citizenship, including the right to vote.
Grenier's proposition was adopted 51 to In Mayfollowing the November electionsthe sociologist Robert Verdier minimized the " gender gap ", stating in Le Populaire that women had not voted in a consistent way, dividing themselves, as men, according to social classes.
During the baby boom period, feminism waned in importance. Wars both World War I and World War II had seen the provisional emancipation of some women, but post-war periods signalled the return to conservative roles. Feminists in these countries continued to fight for voting rights. In Switzerlandwomen gained the right to vote in federal elections in ;  but in the canton of Appenzell Innerrhoden women obtained the right to vote on local issues only inwhen the canton was forced to do so by the Federal Supreme Court of Switzerland.
Three prior referendums held inand had failed to secure women's right to vote. Photograph of American women replacing men fighting in Europe, Feminists continued to campaign for the reform of family laws which gave husbands control over their wives.
Although by the 20th century coverture had been abolished in the UK and the US, in many continental European countries married women still had very few rights.The New Dress has ratings and 16 reviews.
Duane said: Mabel is having a bit of anxiety. You see, wearing the right dress is a big deal when you have /5. Considering "The New Dress" was written in , this short story by Virginia Woolf is quite progressive.
Although the main character, Mabel, is quite flawed from a feminist POV, her behavior shows just how important feminism was in the s, and is even in present day.
The HyperTexts Famous Heretics This page honors the most famous heretics of all time (or the most infamous, depending on one's viewpoint). The greatest heretics usually lie at one of two extremes, being either notorious atheists or notorious saints. In The New Dress by Virginia Woolf we have the theme of insecurity, appearance, inferiority, individuality, alienation, connection, class, escape and.
Woolf in chic clothing Virginia Woolf was a difficult novelist with a reputation for battiness and bad dress sense - a heroine for many, but hardly an obvious Hollywood star.
Until now, that is. Alienation, Isolation, and Loneliness The New Dress Virginia Woolf -Woolf was born into a privileged household on January 25th, -She began writing when she .