Questions tagged [feminism]

Questions about the political and social movements that strives for the equality of genders, including women's rights.

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Feminism - What rights are (American) women missing? [closed]

In the most basic sense feminism is fighting for equal rights between men and women. What rights do men have in the United States that women don't have?
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Have governments ever made female genital mutilation compulsory?

ISIS has recently been accused of making female genital mutilation (FGM) compulsory for girls and women under the age of 49. They've denied the claim. My understanding was that no government has ever ...
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Is the life expectancy gap between males and females a result of social issues that need to be addressed?

Many people simply assume that the life expectancy gap is due to biology, but is the gap also a result of social polices, attitudes, values and beliefs?
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Does non-religious opposition to feminism exist? If so, why?

Feminism holds that men and women should have equal rights (e.g. Feminism on Wikipedia). Many religions preach that men and women are fundamentally different, and even that men are superior to women. ...
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Why isn't it a woman's choice to be a prostitute?

The non-legal argument in favor of abortion is that its a woman's body, therefore it should be the woman's choice. Why isn't that argument applied to prostitution? It seems to me that we as a society ...
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What do paternity test restriction laws aim to achieve?

I recently learned that genetic paternity tests are being restricted or even banned in Germany and France (and perhaps in other countries as well). In Germany the law requires consent from both ...
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Why did Saudi Arabia not allow women to drive?

According to this article Saudi Arabia was (and still is for a little while) the only country that did not allow women to drive: Women in Saudi Arabia will be allowed to drive, the government ...
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Can the Equal Rights Amendment still be ratified?

Given that it took the 27th Amendment to the United States Constitution over 200 years to be ratified, would the Equal Rights Amendment that is currently three states short of the required 38 states ...
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Do feminists oppose sex-selective abortion?

It is well known that the human sex ratio (men/women) is high in India and China due to gender-based abortion and infanticide (e.g. India and China). Under certain interpretations of the word, this ...
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What were the goals of the woman's march during Trump's inauguration?

I've read there was a 2017 Women's March held on the day after President Trump's inauguration in Washington. It's not clear to me why? What's their motivation? And what goals do they hope to ...
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Sex/gender distinction: feminism vs transgender theories. [closed]

I have a question about the sex gender distinction, and how trans-advocates interpret it, vs how feminists interpret it. My understanding, is that the classic feminist model of sex and gender is: Sex ...
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Could anyone tell me why the United States has not ratified the CEDAW?

Could anyone tell me why the United States has not ratified the CEDAW (The Convention of the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women) yet ?