Liberal Feminism: Definition & Theory


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Which of the following is a belief of present-day liberal feminism?

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1. What is consciousness raising?

2. How did the civil rights movement of the 1960s differ from the liberal feminist movement in terms of inclusiveness?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Liberal feminism is a concept that describes the process used by women to obtain equal rights, and it has had the effect of improving equality for women. How much you know about the history of this process can be assessed with this worksheet, which covers topics such as the definition of liberal feminism, some historical highlights and methods employed in the process.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on key historical facts about the liberal feminism, including:

  • Today's beliefs related to liberal feminism
  • The definition of consciousness raising
  • The validity of the assertion that movements addressing injustice tend to include people from different races, backgrounds and classes
  • The modern liberal feminist approach
  • Whether or not liberal feminism demands a dismantling and recreation of the current political system

Skills Practiced

  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding the practices of liberal feminism and interpret it correctly
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main phrases related to liberal feminism, such as women's suffrage and consciousness raising
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast topics from the lesson, such as sexism and civil rights
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the power of an individual person to alter discriminatory practices against women

Additional Learning

To learn more about this subject, review the accompanying lesson about liberal feminism. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Define liberal feminism
  • Know what women's suffrage is and when it occurred
  • Describe examples of liberal feminism in action
  • Know what consciousness raising is and how it is applied to liberal feminism
  • Understand sexism and explain what part it played in the civil rights movement
  • Describe the main criticisms of liberal feminism