What are the goals of feminist movements

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The term "feminism" cannot be clearly traced back historically. It appears in the context of the French Revolution and is best known through the writings of Charles Fourier (1772-1837), in which he considers the progress made in the liberation of women as a test of every society It was not until the middle of the 19th century that collective associations of women emerged who deal with the "question of women". From 1890 the term feminism appeared more and more in France and from the turn of the century also in other European countries. The term feminism encompasses various concepts that can be assigned to different target groups of feminist movements. For example, there is "Liberal Feminism", "Ecofeminism" or "Black Feminism". All concepts have the common goal of changing the living situation and social position of women.

Feminist theories are put into practice by the women's movement. Thus there is no such thing as a feminist theory or feminism, but different approaches and different directions of social movements by women. With women's education and women's research at universities and further education institutions, not only the dissemination of feminist analyzes should be strengthened, but also the exchange between theory and practice. Equality and difference are central categories in feminist approaches. In equality feminism (equality feminism or social feminism) the representatives assume a fundamental equality of the sexes. According to this theory, there is no such thing as “typically male” or “typically female”. Differential feminism, on the other hand, assumes a natural difference between men and women. Feminism's successes can be seen in the areas of political and legal equality, education, sexual self-determination, human rights and gender studies.