Feminism Come of Age

Mary Hull Mohr

Article Type: Article

Publication Date: 10/1/1988

Issue: Feminism (Vol. 8, No 4, Fall, 1988)

In many of the academic disciplines, different approaches have emerged in the study of feminism and its incorporation into the academic curricula. This essay will focus on two such approaches which sometimes find themselves in tension. On the one hand there are those who believe that in order to redress sexual discrimination, feminism must address and correct issues of inequality between men and women. On the other hand are those who argue that feminism can only have a transforming quality if it seeks out and affirms the unique characteristics of what it means to be a woman in our society.

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