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Liberal Feminism

o Liberal Feminists seek equal rights with men and believe individuals should be treated in accordance with their talents and effort etc as opposed to characteristics of their sex o They campaign to remove any obstacle, be it political, social, legal or economical, that gets in the way of women having the same opportunities as their male counterparts o Thanks to this approach certain discriminatory practices have been uncovered and legislation has been put in place successfully (the Equal Pay Act 1975) 1) Feminism: Feminism is a diverse, competing, and often opposing collection of social theories, political movements, and moral philosophies, largely motivated by or concerning the experiences of women, especially in terms of their social, political, and economical inequalities. One institutionally predominant type of feminism focuses on limiting or eradicating gender inequality to promote women's rights, interests, and issues in society. Another opposing type of modern feminism, with deep historical roots, focuses on earning, and establishing equity by and for women, vis-a-vis men, to promote those same rights, interests, and issues, regardless of gender considerations. Thus, as with any ideology, political movement or philosophy, there is no single, universal form of feminism that represents all feminists. The most well-known types of feminism are: liberal feminism, social feminism, radical feminism, and post-modern feminism.

Liberal feminism seeks no special privileges for women and simply demand that everyone receive equal consideration without discrimination on the basis of sex. Liberal feminists would seek to remove barriers that prevent equal access for women to information technology jobs not only to provide economic equality but to provide access to higher-paying jobs for women.
All people are created equal and should not be denied equality of opportunity because of gender

Liberal Feminists focus their efforts on social change through the construction of legislation and regulation of employment practices Inequality stems from the denial of equal rights.

The primary obstacle to equality is sexism


By a feminist approach, we means: raising awareness of sexist stereotypes pointing out the socio-political causes of individual problems, to relieve women's guilt believing in the potential of each woman, valuing her knowledge and experience demystifying the role of staff workers in order to develop democratic and equitable relationships between workers and participants

supporting women in a process to achieve greater autonomy ensuring more control over their lives; respecting their individual paths and choices encouraging mutual aid, support and solidarity among women searching for collective solutions to women's needs and interests encouraging women to participate in democratic and social life