feminism, post-feminism, women, perceptions, policing, feminist waves

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Main Theme / Tema Central


Throughout the progression of feminist waves, women have both united in solidarity and fractured in ideologies. A primary problem in today's feminist movement is the negative connotation that was left by the second wave which has alienated both women and men. The result is a feminism that is associated with extremism, negating the original intention of promoting equality. In this qualitative case study, I work with feminist and post-feminist theory to note how women perceive feminist in present day. Through survey questions and responses, I document the complexities of today's women who identify controversies on policing within the community and their own processes on understanding where feminism comes from and where they stand within the movement.



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