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JediDude
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levi_smiles
Con (against)

1st world (thrid wave) Feminism has not merit in the 21st century

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Started: 8/17/2017 Category: Philosophy
Updated: 11 months ago Status: Debating Period
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JediDude

Pro

First round is acceptance.
levi_smiles

Con

I'll accept that debate & thank JediDude for the posting of it.

Since first round is acceptance I won't post arguments but I will share definitions for "First world" & "Third Wave Feminism." If Pro does not concur, I hope to see alternate definitions in the 2nd round.

"First World" seems like an anachronism of Cold War rhetoric, roughly corresponding to well-developed NATO allies. Wikipedia suggests that since 1991, "the definition has instead largely shifted to any country with little political risk and a well functioning democracy, rule of law, capitalist economy, economic stability and high standard of living." [1]

I suspect that definitions of "Third Wave" Feminism vary according to perspective but are best understood as a continuation of and simultaneous reaction to Second Feminism. If First Wave Feminism is understood as Suffragism and the struggle to overcome the legal barriers preventing enfranchisement and Second Wave as the social struggle to achieve cultural parity, then Third Wave Feminism might be seen as the struggle to reject the paradigms of patriarchy and define a more inclusive set of social identities in reaction to a transformed social order.

Susan B. Anthony is a generally accepted icon of the First Wave. Mary Tyler Moore might be seen as an icon of the Second Wave, asserting her value in the workplace, rejecting the necessity of marriage or motherhood as part of her contribution to society. A Third Wave feminist icon might be Buffy the Vampire Slayer- achieving a heroic value unattainable by men while assembling a network of family, friends, & lovers to satisfy the needs of her calling, her identity in defiance of the patriarchal Watchers.

In response to Pro's argument, I intend to argue that Third Wave Feminism has at least some merit for women in the 21st Century.

Hope the definitions help. I look forward to Pro's argument in the second round.

[1] https://en.m.wikipedia.org...
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Posted by levi_smiles 11 months ago
levi_smiles
Argh. 3rd debate in a row where the opponent only wastes my time.
Posted by JediDude 11 months ago
JediDude
sorry, nvm
Posted by JediDude 11 months ago
JediDude
@levi_smiles , the first round was acceptance dude, pay attention.
Posted by Surgeon 11 months ago
Surgeon
It has no merit full stop.
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