Third-wave feminism

Third-wave feminism is a term identified with several diverse strains of feminist activity and study from 1981 to the present. The movement arose as a response to the failures of and backlash against initiatives and movements created by second-wave feminism of c. 1960s through the 1970s and the realization that women are of “many colors, ethnicities, nationalities, religions and cultural backgrounds”. The third wave embraces contradictions and conflict, and accommodates diversity and change. There is, in this wave, no all-encompassing single feminist idea.

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