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Women's Studies in Credo Reference: First Wave Feminism

About the 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

Achievements of the First Wave

Leaders and Activists of the First Wave

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