The Central Issues of the Women’s Liberation Movement

  • Annielynn Ibale


This paper examines the Women’s Liberation Movement, the generalized construct of women in society, and the underlying grievances of the Women’s Movement. Feminist scholars divide the movement in three “waves” that categorize the different aspects and issues historically and currently. Throughout most of history, male dominance has been the primary social order. As a result, women have been considered inferior and naturally incompetent, both physically and intellectually, compared to men. Today, women are still being socialized through generations of traditional beliefs about gender. Thus, feminism will still continue as long as we do not address this social issue.