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Feminism/9/en

Closely linked to the Civil Rights Movement and Gay Rights Movement, Second Wave Feminism arose out of the upheaval of the 1960s as many oppressed groups sought to overturn the status quo and establish more just roles for themselves in the United States. No social movement exists in a vacuum, and this is obvious for the Second Wave, which gave rise to numerous trends and schools of thought within feminism, including Radical Feminism, Marxist Feminism, and Lesbian Feminism, among others. If you hear an anti-feminist throwing out spurious stereotypes about feminism, they are probably based on minor events or the occasional snippet of ideology from this time period (calling all feminists radical, or talking about burning bras)[1]. Unlike the First Wave, the Second Wave wasn't followed by a lull or hiatus. Instead, it segued directly into the Third Wave.