In the radical feminist view, the new feminism is not just the revival of a serious political movement for social equality. It is the second wave of the most important revo­lution in history. Its aim: overthrow of the oldest, most rigid class/caste system in existence, the class system based on sex—a system consolidated over thousands of years, lending the archetypal male and female roles an unde­served legitimacy and seeming permanence. In this per­spective, the pioneer Western feminist movement was only the first onslaught, the fifty-year – ridicule that fol­lowed it only a first counteroffensive—the dawn of a long struggle to break free from the oppressive power structures set up by nature and reinforced by man. In this light, let’s take a look at American feminism.

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