This chapter discusses the emergence of equal right feminism as a mass political movement in the United States in the 1960s and its subsequent development there and elsewhere, before addressing more strictly theoretical work around the nature of a feminist theory of justice. It then examines a range of criticisms and debates around key liberal concepts such as equality and reason, and the implications of these for feminist politics and thought. It finds a tendency for feminist ideas to evolve away from a strictly liberal conception of equal rights, although this continues to play a key role in framing contemporary debates.
Swipe to navigate through the chapters of this book
Please log in to get access to this content
To get access to this content you need the following product:
- Liberalism and Beyond: Feminism and Equal Rights from the 1960s to the 1990s
- Macmillan Education UK
- Sequence number
- Chapter number