Feminism is an organized social and political movement that promotes gender equality. The feminist focuses on analyzing the society in terms of the social position of women and how to improve it so that women can gain equality with men.
Feminism has developed in various historical stages/phases which are called the waves of feminism. The historical development of feminism has been divided into three waves.
• First Wave
• Second Wave
• Third Wave
Q2. Exemplify a situation from Muslim World in which any feminist issue was raised and then addressed. (5 marks)
Drive Movement: In Saudi Arabia drive movement was raised in twenty-first century and in 2017, King Salman issued an order to allow women to drive in Saudi Arabia, with new guidelines to be created and implemented by June 2018. Therefore, women’s issue of right to drive was addressed.
Anti-male Guardianship: In Saudi Arabia anti male-guardianship campaign was launched and in 2017 King Salman had passed an order allowing women to obtain government services such as education and health care without the need of permission from a guardian.