I was not aware that there were so many different kinds of feminism. I think liberal feminism is the most persuasive because it talks about how women are unequal in society, which I completely agree with. It also talks about obtaining sexual equality for women, and I agree with this as well. I think that women ‘should’ have equality when it comes to men. I think women should especially have equality when it comes to their image in the media.
I think that the different types of feminism perpetuate or challenge myths about feminism in many different ways. The different types of feminism perpetuate myths about feminism because some of these feminist beliefs such as Marxist feminism and Radical feminism talk all about how women are treated unfairly and are oppressed, which basically makes it seem like a complaint, which perpetuates the myth that feminism is essentially just a bunch of women whining about issues, etc. However feminist beliefs such as Liberal Feminism challenges these feminist myths because it provides reasoning and understanding as to why women are treated unequally and provides solutions such as education, equal economic access, and power in order to correct this inequality.
Feminist research is different from more traditional forms of research because when feminists approach research they hope that the world will be a better place and they study different writings from women’s experiences, and they place themselves in the role of the person being researched. They also use a standpoint theory to obtain privilege over the character of gender relations.
I think that there definitely ‘is’ a such thing as a feminist method. I think that by viewing other women’s experiences and collecting historical data about women and the issues that they faced in the past, there definitely is a method for changing equality for women in the present and future.