Feminism and Sexism

by Soaring Crane
Tags: feminism, sexism
Soaring Crane
Soaring Crane is offline
Nov25-08, 05:55 AM
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I apologize if I am posting in the wrong section. (I was unsure if this belongs in the Philosophy section.) I understand that the term "feminism" may mean many things, for it can refer to historical movements and be on a global scale.

Is there a difference between feminism and sexism? If so, how does one differentiate between the two?

I am not an expert on any of the aforementioned subjects, so I am sorry for sounding so ignorant. Any help is appreciated.

Thank you.
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epkid08 is offline
Dec7-08, 04:24 PM
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Feminism is a belief in the right of women to have political, social, and economic equality with men. Relatively it could be defined as a sexist belief, but the apparent goal is just equality.
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Dec7-08, 04:35 PM
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Problem is, there is no obvious border between both, so what one may see as sexism, for someone else is feminism and vice versa.

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