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Waves of Feminism: The 4 Waves of the Feminist Movement

Written by the MasterClass staff

Last updated: Mar 2, 2022 • 3 min read

As a philosophy, feminism is fundamentally about female empowerment, combatting sexism, and shoring up women’s rights. Each wave of feminism brought about social movements focusing on different emphasis points throughout the centuries. Learn more about how feminism has evolved from the women’s suffrage movement to #MeToo and beyond.