First Wave feminism

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The work of the first feminist activists in the early 1800s up to and including the Suffragists (as retrospectively designated by the Second Wave feminists). These feminists laid the groundwork for future feminists by fighting for the conditions that enabled them to go to university, vote, and have economic independence. The First Wave feminists campaigned for both equal rights in terms of laws and regulations, but also equal cultural rights, so as to give women the opportunity to pursue whatever career or life choice they decided on.

Subjects: Literary Theory and Cultural Studies.

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