What is third wave feminism?

The Third Wave and the Future of Feminism

What historians refer to as "first-wave feminism" arguably began in the late 18th century with the publication of Mary Wollstonecraft's (1792), and ended with the ratification of the Twentieth Amendment of the U.S. Constitution, which protected a woman's right to vote. First-wave feminism was concerned primarily with establishing, as a point of policy, that women are human beings and should not be treated like property.

The Second Wave:

The second wave of feminism emerged in the wake of World War II, during which many women entered the workforce, and would have arguably ended with the ratification of the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA), had it been ratified. The central focus of the second wave was on total gender equality-women as a group having the same social, political, legal, and economic rights that men have.

Rebecca Walker and the Origins of Third-Wave Feminism:

Rebecca Walker, a 23-year-old, bisexual African-American woman born in Jackson, Mississippi, coined the term "third-wave feminism" in a 1992 essay.

Walker is in many ways a living symbol of the way that second-wave feminism has historically failed to incorporate the voices of many young women, non-heterosexual women, and women of color.

Women of Color:

Both first-wave and second-wave feminism represented movements that existed alongside, and at times in tension with, civil rights movements for people of color-a slight majority of whom happen to be women.

But the struggle always seemed to be for the rights of white women, as represented by the women's liberation movement, and black men, as represented by the civil rights movement. Both movements, at times, could have been legitimately accused of relegating women of color to asterisk status.

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