FEMINISM, EDUCATION AND GENDER EQUALITY-A REVIEW
Dr. Neelmani Jaysawal , Dr. Sudeshna Saha
Assistant Professor, Visva-Bharati
Feminism is a manifestation of equality of rights between both the sexes. According to Oxford English dictionary, feminism is an advocacy of the rights of women based on the theory of equality of the sexes. It can also be defined fined as the struggle for equal rights, and as a political and social movement. It asks for equality at all levels right from household to workplace. Women being different than men have different requirements, not superior but different. In this condition, feminism asserts the rights of women. Feminism, one of the most recent ideologies to emerge, attempts to analyse the social position of women, explain their apparent subsidiary role in history and offer the basis for reform and the advancement of women in all areas of society. Feminists believe that there is a fundamental power struggle between men and women (Harrison and Boyd, 2018). It began as a movement to achieve equality for women in various aspects. This paper seeks to highlight the role of education in bringing gender equality based on manifestation of various waves of feminism.
Keywords: Feminism, patriarchy, gender disparity, advocacy, equality, power struggle.
Journal Name :
EPRA International Journal of Multidisciplinary Research (IJMR)
Published on : 2023-02-21