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The first wave of feminism came from a climate of urban industrialism and liberal socialist policy in the late 19th-and early 20th centuries. The aim of this wave was to provide women with opportunities with an emphasis on voting. The feminism of the first wave was a period of feminist activities, which occurred throughout the Western world in the 19th and early 20th centuries. The focus was on legal problems, particularly the safeguarding of the right of women to vote. Some theorists attempted to find Sappho’s (d. around 570 BEC) or Hildegard of Bingen (d. 1179) or Christine de Pisan’s roots of feminism in ancient Greece (d. 1434). Of course, the Modern Women’s Movement was predominating in the Olympics de Gouge, Mary Wollstonecraft, d. 1797, and Jane Austen,d. 1817. All these persons promoted the dignity, intelligence, and fundamental human potential of women’s sex. It was not, however, until the end of the 19th century that initiatives towards equality of women’s rights solidified into a clearly recognizable movement or a succession of movements. The first wave of feminism came from a climate of urban industrialism and liberal socialist policy in the late 19th-and early 20th centuries. The aim of this wave was to provide women with opportunities with an emphasis on voting.
The wave formally began in 1848 when 300 men and women rallied to the Seneca Falle Convention for Women’s Equality. Seneca Falls Statement, which describes the ideology and political objectives of the new movement, was drawn out by Elizabeth Cady Stanton (d.1902). Victorian America has seen women acting in extremely “un-lady” ways (speaking, demonstrating, holding in prison), challenging the “cult of domesticity.” Discussions about voting and the engagement of women in politics led to an investigation of the differing views between men and women. Some argued that the presence of women would be ethically superior to men and thus enhance public behavior and the political process.