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Women's Studies Resource Guide: First Wave

Women's studies is an interdisciplinary field of study that uses gender as a lens to critically examine society.

First Wave

First Wave Feminism From Feminist Philosophies A-Z

A term that came into use in the late 1960s feminist movement (the second wave) to refer to activist women in the UK and US during the mid-nineteenth and early twentieth centuries who were seeking the right for women to vote, to higher education, to birth control, to employment rights, to married women’s property rights and to equitable marriage laws.

Issues of the First Wave

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Achievements of the First Wave

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Leaders and Activists of the First Wave

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