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108 feminist persuasive speech topics

- the top current women's rights & feminist issues.

By:  Susan Dugdale   | Last modified: 07-20-2022

There are 108 persuasive speech topics here covering many current feminist issues. For example:

  • that copy-cat fast fashion reinforces the relentless consumer cycle and the poverty trap,
  • that the advertising industry deliberately manufactures and supports body image insecurities to serve its own ends,
  • that gendered language reinforces the patriarchal structure of society...

They're provocative and challenging topics raising issues that I like to think should be of concern to us all! 

Use the quick links to find a topic you want to explore

  • 25 feminist persuasive speech topics about beauty and fashion
  • 16 the media and feminism topics
  • 8 the role of language and feminism speech ideas

8 feminist speech ideas about culture and arts

9 topics on education and gendered expectations, 27 feminist topics about society & social inequality, 8 business & work related feminist speech topics.

  • Resources for preparing persuasive speeches
  • References for feminism

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What is 'feminism'?

Feminism is defined as belief in and advocacy of the political, economic, and social equality of the sexes, expressed especially through organized activity on behalf of women's rights and interests.

(See: https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/feminism )

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25 feminist speech topics about beauty & fashion

  • that from puberty onward a woman is targeted by cosmetic companies
  • that the shape of woman’s body is valued over its health
  • that physical beauty in a woman is conferred by popular beliefs
  • that striving for what is regarded as the epitome of female physical perfection destroys women
  • that physical perfection is a myth
  • that compassion and collaboration is needed between women (and men) rather than competition and comparison
  • that beauty, fashion and feminism can co-exist
  • that clothing reflects social position or class
  • that the fashionable clothing of any era reflects its dominate cultural beliefs
  • that a modern feminist does not need to ban either the bra or the razor
  •  that prescriptive beauty norms (PBNs) reinforce sexism, racism, colorism, classism, ableism, ageism, and gender norms
  • that western feminine beauty standards dominate globally
  • that there is no legitimate historical or biological justification for the ‘white’ beauty myth
  • that modern beauty standards were used as “political weapons" against women’s advancement (see Naomi Wolfe - The Beauty Myth )
  • that the beauty industry cynically and callously exploits women through “self-empowerment” campaigns – eg L'Oreal's  “Because you're worth it”
  • that beauty shaming of any sort is shameful
  • that health and beauty need to work together for the empowerment of women
  • that beauty and fashion role models need to be independent of major brands
  • that fashion and cosmetic industries have a moral responsibility to use the immense power they have in shaping people’s lives for their betterment
  • that the unfair balance of power between the consumers of fashionable clothing and those who make it is a feminist issue
  • that copy-cat fast fashion reinforces the relentless consumer cycle and the poverty trap
  • that genuinely sustainable fashion is only responsible way forward
  • that clothing/fashion can make a feminist statement. For example: the 1850s “freedom” or “bloomer” dress named after women’s rights and temperance advocate Amelia Bloomer , the wearing of trousers, shorts, or mini skirts by women, or skirts and dresses by men
  • that boss dressing for women is unnecessary and toxic
  • that establishing superiority through wearing elitist fashion is an age old ploy

16 the media and feminism speech topics

  • that feminism in mainstream media is often misrepresented through lack of understanding
  • that some media deliberately encourages a narrow polarizing definition of feminism to whip up interest and drama for its own sake
  • that mainstream media plays a significant role in keeping women marginalized
  • that social media has created an independent level playing field for feminists globally
  • that the #metoo movement reaffirmed the need for community and solidarity amongst feminists
  • that the advertising industry deliberately manufactures and supports ongoing body image insecurities to serve its own ends
  • that the advertising industry decides and deifies what physical perfection looks like
  • that the ideal cover girl body/face is a myth
  • that eating disorders and negative body image problems are increased by the unrealistic beauty standards set by mainstream media
  • that women get media coverage for doing newsworthy things and being beautiful. Men get media coverage for doing newsworthy things.
  • that social media gives traditionally private issues a platform for discussion and change: abortion, domestic abuse, pay equity
  • that print media (broadsheets, magazines, newspapers...) have played and continue to play a vital role in feminist education
  • that ‘the women’s hour’ and similar radio programs or podcasts have been and are an important part in highlighting feminist issues
  • that ‘feminist wokeness’ has been hijacked by popular media
  • that social media reinforces prejudices rather than challenges them because the smart use of analytics means we mainly see posts aligned with our viewpoints
  • that social media has enabled and ‘normalized’ the spread of pornography: the use of bodies as a commodity to be traded

8 the role language and feminism speech ideas

  • that frequently repeated platitudes (eg. girls will be girls and boys will be boys) are stereotypical straitjackets stifling change
  • that the derogatory words for females and female genitalia frequently used to vent anger or frustration demonstrate the worth and value placed on women
  • that feminism is neither male nor female
  • that gendered language reinforces the patriarchal structure of society
  • that sexist language needs to be called out and changed
  • that gendered language limits women’s opportunities
  • that gendered languages (French, Spanish, Arabic, Hindi...) need to become more inclusive
  • that the real enemy of feminism is language
  • that limitations in any arena (work, sports, arts) placed on woman because they are women need challenging
  • that male bias in the organizations awarding major awards and grants needs to change
  • that the ideal woman in art is a figment of a male imagination
  • that historically art has objectified women
  • that heroic figures should be celebrated and honored for their deeds – not for what they look like or their gender
  • that strong feisty female characters in literature can inspire change eg. Elizabeth Bennet from Jane Austen’s novel Pride and Prejudice, Jane Eyre from Charlotte Bronte’s novel of the same name, and Offred from Margaret Atwood’s The Hand Maiden’s Tale.
  • that the role of feminist art in any field: literature, film, theatre, dance, sculpture..., is to transform and challenge stereotypes. Examples of feminist artists: Judy Chicago, Miriam Shapiro, Barbara Kruger (More: feminist art ) 
  • that feminist musicians have used their influence as agents of change, and to inspire: Beyonce, Queen Latifah, Pussy Riot, Lorde, Aretha Franklin, Carole King, Nina Simone
  • that there no subjects more suitable for boys than girls, or subjects more suitable for girls than boys
  • that toys, clothing, and colors should be gender neutral
  • that student achievement and behavioral expectations should be gender free
  • that feminism should be actively modelled in the classroom
  • that eligibility for educational institutions should be merit based  
  • that boys should not ‘punished’ or blamed for our patriarchal history
  • that gendered performance is actively supported and encouraged by some educational philosophies and schools in order to maintain the status quo
  • that the belief that ‘male’ and ‘female’ intelligence are different and that male intelligence is superior is false
  • that education is vital for the advancement of black feminism
  • that rigidly adhered to gendered workplace and domestic roles sustain and support inequalities
  • that domestic violence is typically a male gendered crime
  • that patriarchal attitudes toward women make sexual harassment and rape inevitable
  • that a safe legal abortion is a fundamental right for every person who wants one
  • that humiliation and control either by fear and threat of rape, or rape itself, is an act toxic entitlement
  • that a person is never ever ‘asking for it’: to be sexually harassed, or to be raped
  • that safe methods of birth control should be freely available to whomever wants them
  • that full sexual and reproductive health and rights for all people is an essential precondition to achieving gender equality
  • that men should not have control over woman's sexual and reproductive decision-making
  • that the increase in sperm donation is a feminist victory
  • that a person can be a domestic goddess and a feminist
  • that there is a positive difference between assertive and aggressive feminism
  • that the shock tactics of feminist anarchists is justified
  • that powerful feminist role models open the way for others to follow
  • that intersectional feminism is essential to fully understand the deep ingrained inequalities of those experiencing overlapping forms of oppression
  • that a feminist’s belief and practices are shaped by the country they live in, its dominant religious and cultural practices
  • that female circumcision is an example of women’s oppression disguised as a cultural tradition
  • that honor crimes are never justifiable
  • that period poverty and stigma is a global feminist issue
  • that we need to accept that some women want to remain protected by patriarchal practices and beliefs
  • that environmental issues are feminist issues
  • that everybody benefits from feminism
  • that feminism works towards equality, not female superiority
  • that anti-feminist myths (that feminists are angry women who blame men for their problems, that feminists are anti marriage, that feminists have no sense of humor, that feminists are not ‘natural’ mothers, that feminists are anti religion, that feminists are actually all lesbians ...) are desperate attempts to maintain the patriarchal status quo
  • that toxic femininity is a by-product of fear and insecurity eg. The need to ridicule another woman in order to impress a man, shaming a man for not being ‘manly’, raging against a women for being seen to be powerful, competent and successful in a leadership position ...
  • that blaming the patriarchy is far too simple
  • that one can hold religious beliefs and be feminist
  • that gendered jobs and job titles belong in the past
  • that pay scales should be based on merit, not gender
  • that adequate maternity and child care plus parental leave provisions should be mandatory
  • that flexible working hours benefits both the business and its employees
  • that token feminism is not enough
  • that corporate feminism is for wealthy white women
  • that feminism and capitalism are in conflict
  • that women in power owe it to other women to work for their empowerment

Useful resources

The first three resources below provide an excellent starting point to get a broad overview of feminism: its history, development and current issues.

I've included the fourth link because I'm a New Zealander, and proud of what its women's suffrage movement achieved: the vote for women in 1893.  

  • What’s the definition of feminism? 12 TED talks that explain it to you
  • An overview of feminist philosophy – Stanford University, USA
  • Britannica: an excellent over of the history and development of feminism
  • The symbolism of a white camellia and the Suffrage Movement in New Zealand

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5 Essays About Feminism

On the surface, the definition of feminism is simple. It’s the belief that women should be politically, socially, and economically equal to men. Over the years, the movement expanded from a focus on voting rights to worker rights, reproductive rights, gender roles, and beyond. Modern feminism is moving to a more inclusive and intersectional place. Here are five essays about feminism that tackle topics like trans activism, progress, and privilege:

“Trickle-Down Feminism” – Sarah Jaffe

Feminists celebrate successful women who have seemingly smashed through the glass ceiling, but the reality is that most women are still under it. Even in fast-growing fields where women dominate (retail sales, food service, etc), women make less money than men. In this essay from Dissent Magazine, author Sarah Jaffe argues that when the fastest-growing fields are low-wage, it isn’t a victory for women. At the same time, it does present an opportunity to change the way we value service work. It isn’t enough to focus only on “equal pay for equal work” as that argument mostly focuses on jobs where someone can negotiate their salary. This essay explores how feminism can’t succeed if only the concerns of the wealthiest, most privileged women are prioritized.

Sarah Jaffe writes about organizing, social movements, and the economy with publications like Dissent, the Nation, Jacobin, and others. She is the former labor editor at Alternet.

“What No One Else Will Tell You About Feminism” – Lindy West

Written in Lindy West’s distinct voice, this essay provides a clear, condensed history of feminism’s different “waves.” The first wave focused on the right to vote, which established women as equal citizens. In the second wave, after WWII, women began taking on issues that couldn’t be legally-challenged, like gender roles. As the third wave began, the scope of feminism began to encompass others besides middle-class white women. Women should be allowed to define their womanhood for themselves. West also points out that “waves” may not even exist since history is a continuum. She concludes the essay by declaring if you believe all people are equal, you are a feminist.

Jezebel reprinted this essay with permission from How To Be A Person, The Stranger’s Guide to College by Lindy West, Dan Savage, Christopher Frizelle, and Bethany Jean Clement. Lindy West is an activist, comedian, and writer who focuses on topics like feminism, pop culture, and fat acceptance.

“Toward a Trans* Feminism” – Jack Halberstam

The history of transactivsm and feminism is messy. This essay begins with the author’s personal experience with gender and terms like trans*, which Halberstam prefers. The asterisk serves to “open the meaning,” allowing people to choose their categorization as they see fit. The main body of the essay focuses on the less-known history of feminists and trans* folks. He references essays from the 1970s and other literature that help paint a more complete picture. In current times, the tension between radical feminism and trans* feminism remains, but changes that are good for trans* women are good for everyone.

This essay was adapted from Trans*: A Quick and Quirky Account of Gender Variability by Jack Halberstam. Halberstam is the Professor of American Studies and Ethnicity, Gender Studies and Comparative Literature at the University of Southern California. He is also the author of several books.

“Rebecca Solnit: How Change Happens” – Rebecca Solnit

The world is changing. Rebecca Solnit describes this transformation as an assembly of ideas, visions, values, essays, books, protests, and more. It has many layers involving race, class, gender, power, climate, justice, etc, as well as many voices. This has led to more clarity about injustice. Solnit describes watching the transformation and how progress and “ wokeness ” are part of a historical process. Progress is hard work. Not exclusively about feminism, this essay takes a more intersectional look at how progress as a whole occurs.

“How Change Happens” was adapted from the introduction to Whose Story Is it? Rebecca Solnit is a writer, activist, and historian. She’s the author of over 20 books on art, politics, feminism, and more.

“Bad Feminist” extract – Roxane Gay

People are complicated and imperfect. In this excerpt from her book Bad Feminist: Essays , Roxane Gay explores her contradictions. The opening sentence is, “I am failing as a woman.” She goes on to describe how she wants to be independent, but also to be taken care of. She wants to be strong and in charge, but she also wants to surrender sometimes. For a long time, she denied that she was human and flawed. However, the work it took to deny her humanness is harder than accepting who she is. While Gay might be a “bad feminist,” she is also deeply committed to issues that are important to feminism. This is a must-read essay for any feminists who worry that they aren’t perfect.

Roxane Gay is a professor, speaker, editor, writer, and social commentator. She is the author of Bad Feminist , a New York Times bestseller, Hunger (a memoir), and works of fiction.

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Essay on Feminism

500 words essay on feminism.

Feminism is a social and political movement that advocates for the rights of women on the grounds of equality of sexes. It does not deny the biological differences between the sexes but demands equality in opportunities. It covers everything from social and political to economic arenas. In fact, feminist campaigns have been a crucial part of history in women empowerment. The feminist campaigns of the twentieth century made the right to vote, public property, work and education possible. Thus, an essay on feminism will discuss its importance and impact.

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Importance of Feminism

Feminism is not just important for women but for every sex, gender, caste, creed and more. It empowers the people and society as a whole. A very common misconception is that only women can be feminists.

It is absolutely wrong but feminism does not just benefit women. It strives for equality of the sexes, not the superiority of women. Feminism takes the gender roles which have been around for many years and tries to deconstruct them.

This allows people to live freely and empower lives without getting tied down by traditional restrictions. In other words, it benefits women as well as men. For instance, while it advocates that women must be free to earn it also advocates that why should men be the sole breadwinner of the family? It tries to give freedom to all.

Most importantly, it is essential for young people to get involved in the feminist movement. This way, we can achieve faster results. It is no less than a dream to live in a world full of equality.

Thus, we must all look at our own cultures and communities for making this dream a reality. We have not yet reached the result but we are on the journey, so we must continue on this mission to achieve successful results.

Impact of Feminism

Feminism has had a life-changing impact on everyone, especially women. If we look at history, we see that it is what gave women the right to vote. It was no small feat but was achieved successfully by women.

Further, if we look at modern feminism, we see how feminism involves in life-altering campaigns. For instance, campaigns that support the abortion of unwanted pregnancy and reproductive rights allow women to have freedom of choice.

Moreover, feminism constantly questions patriarchy and strives to renounce gender roles. It allows men to be whoever they wish to be without getting judged. It is not taboo for men to cry anymore because they must be allowed to express themselves freely.

Similarly, it also helps the LGBTQ community greatly as it advocates for their right too. Feminism gives a place for everyone and it is best to practice intersectional feminism to understand everyone’s struggle.

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Conclusion of the Essay on Feminism

The key message of feminism must be to highlight the choice in bringing personal meaning to feminism. It is to recognize other’s right for doing the same thing. The sad part is that despite feminism being a strong movement, there are still parts of the world where inequality and exploitation of women take places. Thus, we must all try to practice intersectional feminism.

FAQ of Essay on Feminism

Question 1: What are feminist beliefs?

Answer 1: Feminist beliefs are the desire for equality between the sexes. It is the belief that men and women must have equal rights and opportunities. Thus, it covers everything from social and political to economic equality.

Question 2: What started feminism?

Answer 2: The first wave of feminism occurred in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. It emerged out of an environment of urban industrialism and liberal, socialist politics. This wave aimed to open up new doors for women with a focus on suffrage.

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380 Powerful Women’s Rights & Feminism Topics [2024]

Are you looking for perfect feminist topics? Then you’ve come to the right place. With our help, you can be sure to craft a great essay. Here, you can find feminist topics for discussion, feminism research topics and other ideas and questions for students.

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Some people think all feminists hate men. It couldn’t be further from the truth! Feminists are people of all genders who believe that they are socially and politically equal. Thanks to their achievements, women’s rights around the world are progressing.

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  • 📜 Women’s Rights History Topics
  • 💪👩 Feminism Topics
  • 📚 Feminist Theory
  • 👩‍💻 Women Empowerment
  • 👩‍🎓 Women’s Studies
  • 🏥 Abortion Topics
  • 🙅‍♀️ Domestic Violence

🔍 References

  • The 4 waves of feminism
  • Liberal vs. radical feminism
  • What is feminist psychology?
  • Feminist views on trans rights
  • Why ecofeminism is important
  • How has feminism changed culture?
  • Feminism interactions with socialism
  • The effects of liberal feminism on the society
  • Civil rights movement’s influence on feminism
  • The main proponents of feminist standpoint theory

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  • Formulate your topic as a question , such as “What makes Alice Schwarzer a controversial feminist figure?” This trick will help you clearly determine what your essay will be about.
  • Compile a keyword list . Once you have a general idea of what you want to work on, think of related words and phrases. For example, if our area of interest is “ Feminism in America , ” some of our keywords might be women’s suffrage movement , Fifteenth Amendment, birth control . You can use them to outline your research.
  • A concept map can be a helpful brainstorming tool to organize your ideas. Put your area of interest (for instance, women empowerment ) in a circle in the middle. Write all related concepts around it, and connect them with lines.
  • Stay clear from overused themes . Writing on popular subjects might be tempting. But can you offer a unique perspective on the issue? Choose such topics only if your answer is “yes.”
  • Make sure there is enough information available . Sure, an essay on the role of women in 17th century Tongan culture sounds exciting. Unfortunately, finding good sources on this topic might prove difficult. You can refer to subjects of this kind if you’re researching a thesis or a dissertation.

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  • Girls’ education in Afghanistan
  • Women’s political rights in Syria
  • Women’s land ownership rights
  • Overincarceration of women in the US
  • Resettlement of women refugees: risks
  • Abortion rights in conservative countries
  • Reproductive rights and HIV among women
  • Honor killings as women’s rights violation
  • Access to cervical cancer prevention for women of color
  • Gender equity vs. gender equality
  • Adverse effects of child marriage
  • #Metoo movement’s impact on society
  • Environmental crisis as a feminist issue
  • The importance of women’s education
  • Is gender equality a social justice issue?
  • Why is teen pregnancy dangerous?
  • How can gender biases be lessened?
  • Ethics of artificial reproductive technologies
  • Legacy of women’s suffrage movement

📜 History of Women’s Rights Topics

The history of women’s rights in America is long and full of struggles. The US is still far from having achieved complete equality. And in many developing countries, the situation is even worse. If you’re interested in the feminist movements and activists who paved the way thus far, this section is for you.

  • The role of women in the first American settlements.
  • Why weren’t women allowed to serve in combat positions in the US army until 2013?
  • What happened at the Seneca Falls Convention?
  • Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Women’s Suffrage in America.
  • Discuss the impact of Sojourner Truth’s Ain’t I a Woman? speech.
  • Explore gender equality in 20th century Britain.
  • Trace the timeline of events that led to the 19th amendment.
  • Why was the invention of the pill a milestone in the fight for equal rights ?
  • The legacy of Amelia Earhart.
  • What was The Bitch Manifesto ?
  • Outline the history of women in American politics .
  • The role of women in the Civil Rights Movement.
  • How did the Comstock Laws affect the struggle for women’s rights?
  • How did Ruth Bader Ginsburg fight against gender discrimination in the US?
  • In what ways did the introduction of Islamic law improve women’s rights in Arabia?
  • Artemisia Gentileschi: forerunner of feminism.
  • In 2016, the first female president was nominated by a major US party. Why did it take so long?
  • Explore the origins of witch trials in Europe.
  • What did Molly Dewson achieve?
  • The history of women’s rights in Russia vs. England.
  • How did WWI influence the fight for equal rights ?
  • What were the goals of the Women’s Trade Union League?
  • The effects of the Equal Pay Act.

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  • Study the connection between women’s health and rights throughout history. 
  • When did women receive the right to own property in America? Why was it important? 
  • Debate the role of women in history of theater.  
  • In the past, Russia was one of the first European countries to introduce women’s suffrage . In 2016, it decriminalized domestic violence. What led to this change? 
  • Women in the workforce: the long road towards workplace equality . 
  • Minna Canth: the history of women’s rights activism in Finland. 
  • Who were “The Famous Five”? 
  • Why was Japan quicker to enact equality laws than its European counterparts? 
  • The role and visibility of women writers in the 19th century. 
  • What problems did the National Organization for Women face? 
  • Discuss the foundation and impact of the Redstockings. Did they reflect the general attitude of women towards liberation at the time? 
  • Who or what was responsible for the failure of the ERA ? 
  • The role of women in Ancient Greek communities.  
  • Alice Paul and the Silent Sentinels: how did they contribute to establishing the right to vote for women? 
  • Why was Betty Friedan’s The Feminine Mystique critical to the progress of feminism in the 20th century? 
  • The presidential candidacy of Victoria Woodhull. 
  • What was the purpose of the Hull House? How did it advance women’s rights? 
  • Why did Elizabeth Cady Stanton oppose the Fifteenth Amendment? 
  • Lucy Stone’s influence on the abolitionist and women’s rights movements . 
  • Discuss the significance of literature for the success of the suffragist movement in America. 
  • Slavery: compare women’s and men’s narratives.  
  • How Frances Ellen Watkins Harper’s speeches and poetry changed the world. 
  • Emmeline Pankhurst as the central figure of the UK’s suffragette movement. 
  • Why did it take so long for suffragette movements around the globe to gain traction? 
  • From a historical perspective, why weren’t women’s rights the same as human rights? 
  • Trace the development of women liberation in Morocco. 
  • Investigate the founding of women’s day. 

👩👍 Feminism Topics to Research

Feminism is a global phenomenon. That’s why it’s not surprising that the term has many definitions. What to consider sexism? What can we do about it? How important is the concept of gender? Those are central questions feminists around the world seek to answer. Feminism’s areas of study include politics, sociology, and economics.

  • Compare feminist issues on a global scale.
  • What distinguishes radical feminists from liberal ones?
  • Black feminism: is it a separate movement?
  • When does “being a gentleman” become sexist?
  • Is feminism always anti-racist?
  • What do we need gender concepts for?
  • Feminism oppression in Islamic countries.
  • How do gender stereotypes form in children?
  • Why are societies around the globe still struggling to achieve full equality?
  • The effects of gender-oriented politics.
  • Can men be feminists? (Consider Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s We Should All Be Feminists )
  • How did the patriarchy develop?
  • Would a matriarchal society be more peaceful than a patriarchal one? Draw your conclusions from real-life examples.
  • Compare and contrast Judith Butler and Alice Schwarzer.
  • Effectiveness of provocative methods in feminism.
  • What’s the problem with unisex bathrooms in restaurants and bars?
  • Discuss the prejudice transgender people face. What should we do about it?
  • Why are reproductive rights a crucial issue on the way to equality?
  • Describe various types of feminism.
  • How can hairstyle function as a political statement?
  • Which feminist movements are most prevalent in Asia?
  • Trace the history of feminist ethics.
  • What’s the “pink tax,” and why should it be abolished?
  • Discuss Audre Lorde’s feminism.
  • How does feminist research methodology influence education?
  • Sexism in advertising : why is it still a problem?
  • What are the goals of Girls Who Code?
  • The role of literacy politics in achieving gender equality .
  • Stay at home moms: are they a step back on the feminist agenda?
  • Explore the origins of color-coding pink and blue as girl and boy colors, respectively.
  • Are beauty pageants harmful to women’s positive body image?
  • The problem of ableism in intersectional feminist movements.
  • What is identity politics , and why is it important?
  • New Zealand’s Prime Minister, Jacinda Ardern, recently introduced her new cabinet. Of the 20 people who serve in it, eight are women, five Maori, three belong to the minority Pasifika, and three are queer. Is it what all future cabinets should strive for?
  • What makes racism a feminist issue?
  • Describe how objectification works and why it is harmful.
  • A history of women inventors who didn’t get credit for their innovations.
  • Female circumcision as an example of women’s oppression disguised as a cultural tradition.
  • The infantilization of women: origins and effects.

Infantilization of women.

  • Define how feminism influences science.
  • How does one avoid gender bias when raising a child?
  • What popular ideas about feminism are myths?
  • Gender inequality in politics of India and Iran .
  • What is the definition of ecofeminism? Describe its merits.
  • How do men benefit from feminism?
  • Why do we need gender equality in language?
  • Problems of reconciling religion and the LGBTQ community.
  • More and more fitness clubs introduce “women’s hours.” Some bars are only open for women. They claim to do this to create safe spaces. What’s your position on this development?
  • Anti-feminism: is it a movement for the far-right?
  • The impact of #metoo on work culture.

📚 Feminist Theory Topics to Look Into

Feminist theory criticizes how culture perpetuates misogyny. The best way to look at it is to divide feminism into three waves:

  • First-wave feminism (the late 1700s – early 1900s). It includes the women’s suffrage movement.
  • Second-wave feminism (the 1960s – ’70s.) Key points are equal working conditions and feminist political activism.
  • Third-wave feminism (1990s – today). It encompasses not only women but all marginalized groups.

Take a look at culture from a feminist perspective with our topics:

  • Discuss the concept of feminism in Barbie Doll by Marge Piercy.
  • Explain the success of Gillian Armstrong’s Little Women.
  • What inequalities between men and women does Mary Wollstonecraft mention in A Vindication of the Rights of Women ?
  • Masculinity and femininity in William Somerset Maugham’s Of Human Bondage.
  • An existentialist view: how Simone de Beauvoir influenced the feminist discourse.
  • The role of women in Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s Americanah.
  • Discuss the power dynamics between men and women in the Terminator series.
  • How does rap music perpetuate traditional concepts of masculinity ?
  • Daisy’s character in The Great Gatsby through a feminist lens.
  • Write about the depiction of women and the patriarchy in Mad Men.
  • What distinguishes the third wave of feminism from the other two?
  • Women’s history and media in Susan Douglas’ Where the Girls Are .
  • What is the goal of gynocriticism?
  • Possibilities of sisterhood in Hulu’s TV show A Handmaid’s Tale .
  • Sylvia Plath’s The Bell Jar : where does Esther Greenwood see her place in society?
  • Early feminist perspectives in Virginia Woolf’s A Room of One’s Own.
  • Compare and contrast how the characters in Mulan react to the protagonist as a woman vs. a man.
  • Life stages of women in Alfonso Cuarón’s Roma .
  • Why were feminists unhappy about Prado’s exhibition Uninvited Guests ?
  • Sexuality and society in Céline Sciamma’s Portrait of a Lady on Fire .
  • Gender expectations in The Little Mermaid .
  • Feminist concepts and issues in Netflix’s Thirteen Reasons Why .
  • Challenging traditional femininity: independence and rebellion in Thelma and Louise.
  • The target audience of Mad Max: Fury Road is stated as male. Yet, the central character of the film Furiosa is a strong rebel woman. Does this make it a feminist movie?
  • Persepolis : what it means to grow up as a liberal woman in Iran.
  • Blockbuster movies have an enormous reach. Does it obligate them to support feminist issues?
  • Marjorie Liu’s Monstress : what does it tell us about feminism?
  • The Berlin Film Festival announced that they would no longer crown the best actor and actress. Instead, they honor the best performance in either a leading or supporting role. What are the consequences of this?
  • What does it mean to criticize an art piece from a feminist point of view?
  • Compare and contrast the portrayal of female characters in horror genre throughout the years.
  • Analyze Donna Haraway’s A Cyborg Manifesto . Why does the author use the cyborg metaphor? What arguments does it help bring across?
  • How do black women characters in Toni Morrison’s novels experience society?
  • What makes various awards an important instrument of feminism?
  • Analyze Katniss Everdeen archetype in Hunger Games.
  • Many classic children’s stories include outdated depictions of women and people of color. Because of this, some people are demanding to ban or censor them. Do you think this is the right way to tackle the problem?
  • What does the term “male gaze” mean, and why is it a problem?
  • The role of the body in feminist aesthetics.
  • Discuss the impact of women philosophers on renowned male scholars of their time.
  • What distinguishes feminist art from other art forms?
  • Debate the political dimension of using women in body art.
  • Does the message in Lemonade make Beyoncé a feminist icon?
  • Why are misogynist song lyrics still widely accepted?
  • How did Aretha Franklin’s music impact the Civil Rights Movement in America?
  • Oscar Wilde’s The Picture of Dorian Gray from a queer theoretical perspective.
  • Objectification in film: analyzing Rachel’s character in The Dark Knight.
  • Investigate the Star Wars’ representation problem. How did the franchise develop into a battleground for diversity?
  • Misogynist vs. psycho: feminist aspects of David Fincher’s Gone Girl.
  • Was the diversity in Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse a good thing?
  • The cultural significance of strong female characters.
  • Examine the concept of femininity in William Golding’s Lord of the Flies.

👩‍💻 Women Empowerment Topics to Write About

Women were excluded from crucial work areas such as the military and politics for a long time. This situation is changing now. Empowerment programs encourage women to seek professions in typically male-dominated areas. Do you want to research ways of increasing women’s control over their choices? Check out the following topics:

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  • Joan of Arc as a leadership idol.
  • The role of She Should Run in encouraging women to run for political positions.
  • What should we do about higher education barriers for African American women?
  • Examine current trends in female empowerment .
  • Importance of the women’s empowerment principles.

Virginia Woolf quote.

  • How can businesses use the Gender Gap Analysis Tool to promote equality in their companies?
  • Why is there such a big gap between committing to advancing equality and corporate efforts to implement women’s empowerment programs?
  • What business practices need to change so that men and women benefit from work programs equally?
  • Analyse the reasons behind poor body image among young women.
  • How does the transition from cash to digital payrolls help empower women in developing countries?
  • What challenges do large companies face when it comes to gender equality ?
  • How does making fashion a circular economy impact women?
  • Discuss what everyone can do to empower the women in their community.
  • Why is it important to demand fair pay?
  • The impact of Reese Witherspoon’s media company Hello Sunshine.
  • What does it mean to be empowered?
  • The influence of climate change on gender equality.
  • Women in leadership positions: the rhetoric and the reality.
  • Social stigma and family planning: the work of HER project in Kenya.
  • CARE: why providing women with access to clean water is crucial for empowerment.
  • How do you teach a girl that she can make a difference?
  • Achievements of the global Women Deliver Conferences.
  • How does Pro-Mujer help underprivileged women in Latin America?
  • Why is workplace health a particular concern for women empowerment?
  • What can businesses do to bridge the financial inclusion gender gap?
  • Debate how strengthening women’s social position helps fight discrimination against all kinds of marginalized groups.
  • Analyze the various benefits of women empowerment.
  • Fighting gender stereotypes in the 21st century.
  • The connection between a lack of women in politics and missing programs to support marginalized groups.
  • What are patriarchal taboos that keep women from seeking power?
  • How can a gender perspective on resilience activities assist businesses in finding ways to combat climate change?
  • What methods does the #WithHer movement use to raise awareness of violence against women?
  • The Spotlight Initiative: training sex workers to escape violence in Haiti.
  • Define the gender digital divide.
  • What’s the problem with the female gendering of AI assistants?
  • Criticize the Gender Empowerment Measure.
  • What role does the internet play in empowering girls?
  • Compare the Gender Parity Index in the US and South Africa.
  • How is Every Mother Counts working to decrease deaths related to pregnancies?
  • Debate the reliability of the Gender Development Index.
  • Child Marriage : the impact of Girls Not Brides.
  • What are the political and social constraints that hamper women’s empowerment in Nigeria?
  • How can you encourage women to give public speeches ?
  • How does e-learning help women worldwide gain independence?
  • Explore the influence of the women’s rights movement on anti-descrimination activities.
  • Challenges of women business in Mauritius.
  • Labibah Hashim as an inspirational figure for women empowerment in Lebanon.
  • How did Malaka Saad’s magazine al-Jens al-Latif inspire women to educate themselves in the Arab world?
  • The development of sexual harassment policies in East Africa.
  • How does microfinance in South America help women to start businesses?

👩‍🎓 Interesting Women’s Studies Topics for an Essay

Women’s or gender studies is an interdisciplinary science. It combines research from many fields, such as economics, psychology, and the natural sciences. Key aspects are women’s experiences and cultural as well as social constructs surrounding gender.

  • What is velvet rope discrimination?
  • The IT sphere is comparatively modern. Why does it still have such a gender gap problem?
  • Is paid maternity/ paternity leave a fundamental right for workers?
  • How do we break the glass ceiling in today’s society?
  • Discussing social taboos: postnatal depression.
  • Women in religion: why shouldn’t women be priestesses?
  • The queer of color critique: history and theory.
  • Should feminists be against supporting care policies?
  • Does foreign aid benefit women entrepreneurship in Sub-Saharan Africa?
  • Gender bias in criminal justice.
  • What does legalized prostitution mean for sex workers?
  • Does “stealthing” make otherwise consensual sex nonconsensual? Should this practice have legal consequences?
  • The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks : a gendered analysis.
  • Rojava: give an overview of the egalitarian feminist society.
  • The role of women in modern nation-building processes.
  • How do we include transgender athletes into sex-segregated competitive sports?
  • Discuss the significance of gender in the euthanasia debate .
  • Chivalry and capital punishment : why are women who commit murders less likely to be sentenced to death?
  • Why do men have less confidence in women’s abilities than in men’s?
  • Are hijabs always a symbol of oppression?
  • Write about the role of feminism in international relations.
  • Universal basic income: changing perspectives for women.
  • Gamergate: what does it tell us about some men’s view on the video game industry?
  • Discuss the social construction of gender roles.
  • What is benevolent sexism, and why is it a problem?
  • The military seems to be especially notorious when it comes to discriminating against LGBT people. Where might this originate from?
  • Many army officers don’t hide that they don’t want women to serve. Why do women still do it? Why should they?
  • The Eurovision Song Contest gave drag queen Conchita Wurst an enormous audience. How did she use this opportunity?
  • Why are men who wear typically female clothing stigmatized?
  • How have The Guerilla Girls shaped the art world in the past 30 years?
  • Healthcare: what challenges do transgender patients face?
  • Femme invisibility: discrimination inside the LGBT community.
  • How did the idea develop that gay men and lesbians have to act and look a certain way to be considered queer?
  • The history of sodomy laws in the US.
  • “The Squad” as an example of the current success of left-wing women in politics.
  • Should women use their attractiveness to get what they want?
  • Are the careers of women scientists more affected by turmoil than those of their male counterparts?

Some of the most important female scientists.

  • Do children’s toys restrict gender criteria?
  • Many drugs are only tested on male subjects. How does this affect women?
  • Enumerate some qualities that are seen as positive in men and negative in women. Why do you think this happens?
  • Discuss the significance of the “Transgender Tipping Point.”
  • The meaning of “home” and home spaces for women over the centuries.
  • How do gender issues influence lawmaking?
  • Analyze queer narratives from post-soviet states. How do gender norms in these countries differ from those in your community?
  • Transgender representation in media: views of Viviane Namaste and Julia Serano.
  • Nuclear power between politics and culture: a feminist perspective.
  • Women guards in national socialist concentration camps.
  • What reasons do women have for sex tourism ?
  • The problem of eurocentrism in European education.
  • Explore the connection between citizenship and race.

🏥 Abortion Topics to Research

For some, abortion is a fundamental healthcare right. Others view it as a criminal act. Many conservative governments continue to restrict the access to this procedure. Because of this discrepancy, abortion remains a fiercely debated topic all around the globe. Consider one of these thought-provoking ideas:

  • Why was Roe v. Wade such a landmark decision?
  • Discuss why some CEOs step up against abortion bans .
  • Abortion in transgender and intersex people.
  • From a biological point of view, when does life begin?
  • What signs should indicate that it is too late to terminate the pregnancy?
  • Who influenced the abortion debate before Roe v. Wade?
  • Is abortion morally wrong? If so, does that mean it’s always impermissible?
  • Under what circumstances is terminating a life justified?
  • Who or what defines if a being has the right to life or not?
  • Analyse the access to abortion clinics as a policy issue.
  • Reproductive rights and medical access in Sub-Saharan Africa.
  • People terminate pregnancies, whether it’s illegal or not. Why would one still outlaw abortions?
  • Investigate the occurrence of forced abortions during China’s one-child policy .
  • Is the fetus’ right to life more important than the mother’s right to have control over her body?
  • What rights are more essential than the right to life?
  • Discuss women’s health as their integral right.
  • Should there be restrictions on abortions?
  • Can better access to contraceptives reduce the number of abortions?
  • At what point does a fetus become a human being?
  • Is selective abortion ethical?
  • Germany’s paragraph 219a prohibits the display of information on abortion services. In 2019, the government decided to revise it, and now patients can consult a list provided by the department for health education. Is this compromise enough?
  • What is the moral status of a human embryo?
  • Should pregnancy terminations be free for low-income women?
  • Is the criminalization of abortion discrimination?
  • The social and psychological impact of pregnancy terminations on families.
  • Should the man have a say in whether the woman has an abortion or not?
  • What non-religious persuasive arguments against abortion are there?
  • Are there good and bad reasons for ending a pregnancy?
  • Should it be required for teenagers to have their parents’ consent for the abortion procedure?
  • Examine the arguments of pro-life movement.
  • Analyze how the public’s attitude towards abortion has changed over the past 50 years.
  • Is withholding access to abortions a violation of human rights?
  • After week-long strikes, the Polish government has delayed its proposed abortion ban. Is this a victory for the local feminist movement?
  • Compare and contrast the various legal abortion methods.
  • Analyze A Defense of Abortion by Judith Jarvis Thomson.
  • How is abortion viewed in Eastern vs. Western countries?
  • Describe potential health issues surrounding late-term pregnancy terminations.
  • How can we prevent unsafe abortions ?
  • What complications can occur during the abortion process?
  • Debate the impact of the March for Life.
  • Discuss whether women should have an abortion if diagnostics show fetal abnirmalities.
  • What does Planned Parenthood do, and why is the organization important?
  • Should Helms Amendment be repealed?
  • How does the Hyde Amendment impact women of color in particular?
  • Is forcing a woman to carry out an undesired pregnancy morally permissible?
  • Mexican newspaper coverage on issues surrounding abortions.
  • What are the possible health consequences of an abortion?
  • Reproductive justice and women of color: the history of SisterSong.
  • Compare organizations that offer information on abortions.
  • How is the topic of abortion approached in Jason Reitman’s film Juno ?

🙅‍♀️ Domestic Violence Topics for a Paper

Domestic violence comes in many shapes, and it’s not always directed against women. It traumatizes not only the victim but the whole family. The long-term impacts on the victims are catastrophic, too. If you want to write a research paper on this topic, be sure to steel yourself before starting your reading.

  • How did the COVID-19 lockdowns influence domestic violence cases?
  • Domestic violence in closed religious communities.
  • Does the type of abuse differ if the perpetrator is a man or a woman?
  • Compare the problem of spousal abuse in the US, Asia, and Africa.
  • Why do many victims choose not to report their cases of domestic violence?
  • From a psychological perspective, why does domestic violence happen?
  • Domestic violence prevention : the role of parental communication.
  • Should a person with a history of abuse have custody over their child?
  • Why are men more likely to resort to violence than women?
  • Identify risk factors that can lead to elder abuse.
  • Trace how the frequency of reports on domestic violence has changed in your community over the past 30 years.

Domestic abuse is characterized by the following pattern.

  • Why do some victims choose to stay with their abusive partners?
  • What actions would you classify as domestic abuse?
  • Domestic violence and feminism in Bell Hooks’ theory.
  • Cultural perspectives on domestic violence : Saudi Arabia vs. Japan.
  • What do different religions say about IPV ?
  • If a victim kills its abuser to escape the violence, what legal consequences should they face?
  • Examine the legislature of different states concerning marital rape .
  • The social and legal concept of consent in marriage.
  • Domestic violence and integrity among women of color.
  • Abuse in teenage relationships.
  • Common psychological characteristics of a person who commits parricide.
  • Effects of emotional neglect on a child’s mental development .
  • Discuss the effectiveness of art therapy for victims of domestic violence.
  • The significance of Oregon v. Rideout.
  • Explore the link between spousal and animal abuse.
  • What is the Battered Woman Syndrome?
  • Analyze different forms of domestic violence using case studies.
  • Study the psychology behind victim blaming.
  • How do mental illnesses and domestic violence affect each other?
  • What are the signs of coercive control? How can one get out of it?
  • The problem of control in gay relationships.
  • How does one develop Stockholm Syndrome, and what does it entail?
  • Analyze the discourse surrounding domestic violence in Hong Kong.
  • The pseudo-family as a sociological concept.
  • Compare cases of domestic violence in military and religious families.
  • What is compassionate homicide, and how does the law deal with it?
  • If a juvenile delinquent was abused as a child, should that lessen their sentence?
  • Parental abduction: why do parents feel the need to kidnap their children?
  • Domestic violence: new solutions.
  • Is one sibling bullying the other a form of domestic abuse?
  • How do communities typically respond to domestic violence ?
  • Explore the link between women’s suicide and abuse.
  • What can healthcare specialists do to identify victims of violence more effectively?
  • What are the economic and social consequences of leaving an abusive relationship ?
  • How does Netflix’s show You portray the relationship between a stalker and his victim?
  • Treatment of perpetrators of domestic violence .
  • Why do some people repeatedly end up in relationships with IPV ?
  • What are the main motives for femicides ?
  • Discuss the psychological aggression men and women suffer during separation processes.

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Feminism topics encompass a comprehensive range of themes centered on advocating for gender equality. These themes critically address the social, political, and economic injustices primarily faced by females, aiming to dismantle patriarchal norms. Feminism topics may span from intersectional feminism, which underscores the diverse experiences of women across various intersections of race, class, and sexuality, to reproductive rights that advocate for women’s bodily autonomy and healthcare accessibility. They also involve the examination of workplace discrimination through concepts, such as the gender wage gap and the glass ceiling. Violence against women, including work and domestic abuse, sexual assault, and harassment, is a hot aspect, providing many discussions. In turn, one may explore the representation of women in media, politics, and STEM fields. Explorations of gender roles, gender identity, and the significance of male feminism are integral parts of these discussions. As society continues to evolve, feminism topics persistently adapt to confront and address emerging forms of gender inequality.

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  • Achievements of Women in Politics: A Global Perspective
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  • Probing the Historical Evolution of Feminism
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  • Exploring Women’s Role in Environmental Activism
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  • Impacts of Feminism on Marriage Institutions
  • Rural Women’s Rights: Challenges and Progress
  • Understanding Feminist Waves: From First to Fourth
  • Inclusion of Women in Peace Negotiation Processes
  • Influence of Feminism on Modern Advertising
  • Indigenous Women’s Movements and Rights
  • Reclaiming Public Spaces: Women’s Safety Concerns
  • Roles of Feminist Literature in Social Change
  • Women in Sports: Overcoming Stereotypes and Bias
  • Feminism in the Context of Refugee Rights
  • Media’s Roles in Shaping Feminist Narratives
  • Women’s Rights in Prisons: An Overlooked Issue
  • Motherhood Myths: A Feminist Examination
  • Subverting the Male Gaze in Film and Television
  • Feminist Critique of Traditional Masculinity Norms
  • Rise of Female Entrepreneurship: A Feminist View
  • Young Feminists: Shaping the Future of Women’s Rights

Interesting Feminism & Women’s Rights Topics

  • Roles of Feminism in Promoting Mental Health Awareness
  • Aging and Women’s Rights: An Overlooked Dimension
  • Feminist Perspectives on Climate Change Impacts
  • Women’s Rights in Military Service: Progress and Challenges
  • Achieving Gender Parity in Academic Publishing
  • Feminist Jurisprudence: Its Impact on Legal Structures
  • Masculinity in Crisis: Understanding the Feminist Perspective
  • Fashion Industry’s Evolution through Feminist Ideals
  • Unheard Stories: Women in the Global Space Race
  • Effects of Migration on Women’s Rights and Opportunities
  • Women’s Land Rights: A Global Issue
  • Intersection of Feminism and Disability Rights
  • Portrayal of Women in Science Fiction: A Feminist Review
  • Analyzing Post-Feminism: Its Origins and Implications
  • Cyberbullying and Its Impact on Women: Measures for Protection
  • Unveiling Gender Bias in Artificial Intelligence
  • Reimagining Domestic Work Through the Lens of Feminism
  • Black Women’s Hair Politics: A Feminist Perspective
  • Feminist Ethical Considerations in Biomedical Research
  • Promoting Gender Sensitivity in Children’s Literature
  • Understanding the Phenomenon of Toxic Femininity
  • Reconsidering Women’s Rights in the Context of Climate Migration
  • Advancing Women’s Participation in Political Activism

Feminism Argumentative Essay Topics

  • Intersectionality’s Impact on Modern Feminism
  • Evolution of Feminist Thought: From First-Wave to Fourth-Wave
  • Gender Wage Gap: Myths and Realities
  • Workplace Discrimination: Tackling Unconscious Bias
  • Feminist Theory’s Influence on Contemporary Art
  • Intersection of Feminism and Environmental Activism
  • Men’s Roles in the Feminist Movement
  • Objectification in Media: A Feminist Perspective
  • Misconceptions about Feminism: Addressing Stereotypes
  • Feminism in the Classroom: The Role of Education
  • Feminist Analysis of Reproductive Rights Policies
  • Transgender Rights: An Extension of Feminism
  • Intersection of Feminism and Racial Justice
  • Body Shaming Culture: A Feminist Viewpoint
  • Feminism’s Influence on Modern Advertising
  • Patriarchy and Religion: A Feminist Critique
  • Domestic Labor: Feminist Perspectives on Unpaid Work
  • Sexism in Sports: The Need for Feminist Intervention
  • The MeToo Movement’s Influence on Modern Feminism
  • Feminism and the Fight for Equal Representation in Politics
  • Women’s Rights in the Digital Age: A Feminist Examination
  • Feminist Critique of Traditional Beauty Standards
  • Globalization and Its Effects on Women’s Rights
  • The Role of Feminism in LGBTQ+ Rights Advocacy
  • Popular Culture and Its Reflection on Feminist Values

Controversial Feminist Research Paper Topics

  • Intersectionality in Modern Feminist Movements: An Analysis
  • Representation of Women in High-Powered Political Roles
  • Cultural Appropriation Within the Feminist Movement: An Inquiry
  • The Role of Feminism in Defining Beauty Standards
  • Women’s Reproductive Rights: A Debate of Autonomy
  • Feminism and Religion: The Question of Compatibility
  • Male Allies in the Feminist Movement: An Evaluation
  • Shift in Traditional Gender Roles: Feminist Perspective
  • Impacts of Media on Perceptions of Feminism
  • Dissecting the Wage Gap: A Feminist Examination
  • Menstrual Equity: A Battle for Feminist Activists
  • Feminism in Popular Music: Power or Appropriation?
  • Climate Change: The Unseen Feminist Issue
  • Education’s Role in Shaping Feminist Beliefs
  • Power Dynamics in the Workplace: A Feminist Scrutiny
  • Cyber-Feminism: Harnessing Digital Spaces for Activism
  • Healthcare Disparities Faced by Women: An Analysis
  • Transgender Women in Feminist Discourse: An Exploration
  • Feminist Perspectives on Monogamy and Polyamory
  • Feminist Analysis of Modern Advertising Campaigns
  • Exploring Sexism in the Film Industry through a Feminist Lens
  • Debunking Myths Surrounding the Feminist Movement
  • Childcare Responsibilities and Their Feminist Implications
  • Women’s Sports: Evaluating Equity and Feminist Advocacy

Feminist Research Paper Topics in Feminism Studies

  • Evaluating Feminist Theories: From Radical to Liberal
  • Women’s Health Care: Policies and Disparities
  • Maternal Mortality: A Global Women’s Rights Issue
  • Uncovering Sexism in the Tech Industry
  • Critique of Binary Gender Roles in Children’s Toys
  • Body Positivity Movement’s Influence on Feminism
  • Relevance of Feminism in the Fight Against Human Trafficking
  • Women in Coding: Breaking Stereotypes
  • The Role of Women in Sustainable Agriculture
  • Feminism in the Cosmetics Industry: A Dual-Edged Sword
  • The Influence of Feminism on Modern Architecture
  • Bridging the Gap: Women in Higher Education Leadership
  • The Role of Feminism in Advancing LGBTQ+ Rights
  • Menstrual Equity: A Key Women’s Rights Issue
  • Women in Classical Music: Breaking Barriers
  • Analyzing Gendered Language: A Feminist Approach
  • Women’s Rights and Humanitarian Aid: The Interconnection
  • Exploring the Role of Women in Graphic Design
  • Addressing the Lack of Women in Venture Capitalism
  • Impact of Feminism on Urban Planning and Design
  • Maternal Labor in the Informal Economy: A Feminist Analysis
  • Feminism’s Influence on Modern Dance Forms
  • Exploring the Role of Women in the Renewable Energy Sector
  • Women in Esports: An Emerging Frontier
  • Child Marriage: A Grave Violation of Women’s Rights

Feminist Topics for Discussion

  • Feminist Criticism of the Fashion Modelling Industry
  • Domestic Violence: Feminist Legal Responses
  • Analyzing the Success of Women-Only Workspaces
  • Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting: A Human Rights Issue
  • Women’s Role in the Evolution of Cryptocurrency
  • Women and the Right to Water: A Feminist Perspective
  • Gender Stereotypes in Comedy: A Feminist View
  • Intersection of Animal Rights and Feminist Theory
  • Roles of Feminism in the Fight Against Child Labor
  • Representation of Women in Folklore and Mythology
  • Women’s Rights in the Gig Economy: Issues and Solutions
  • Revisiting Feminism in Post-Soviet Countries
  • Women in the Space Industry: Present Status and Future Trends
  • The Influence of Feminism on Culinary Arts
  • Unraveling the Impact of Fast Fashion on Women Workers
  • Feminist Perspectives on Genetic Engineering and Reproduction
  • Assessing the Progress of Women’s Financial Literacy
  • Sex Work and Feminism: A Controversial Discourse
  • Women in Cybernetics: An Untapped Potential
  • Uncovering the Women Behind Major Historical Events
  • The Impact of the #MeToo Movement Globally
  • Women’s Rights in the Cannabis Industry: Challenges and Progress
  • Redefining Motherhood: The Intersection of Feminism and Adoption
  • Roles of Feminist Movements in Combatting Child Abuse

Women’s Rights Essay Topics for Feminism

  • Evolution of Women’s Rights in the 20th Century
  • Roles of Women in World War II: Catalyst for Change
  • Suffrage Movement: Driving Force Behind Women’s Empowerment
  • Cultural Differences in Women’s Rights: A Comparative Study
  • Feminist Movements and Their Global Impact
  • Women’s Rights in Islamic Societies: Perceptions and Realities
  • Glass Ceiling Phenomenon: Analysis and Impacts
  • Pioneering Women in Science: Trailblazers for Equality
  • Impacts of Media Portrayal on Women’s Rights
  • Economic Autonomy for Women: Pathway to Empowerment
  • Women’s Rights in Education: Global Perspective
  • Gender Equality in Politics: Global Progress
  • Intersectionality and Women’s Rights: Race, Class, and Gender
  • Legal Milestones in Women’s Rights History
  • Inequities in Healthcare: A Women’s Rights Issue
  • Modern-Day Slavery: Women and Human Trafficking
  • Climate Change: A Unique Threat to Women’s Rights
  • Body Autonomy and Reproductive Rights: A Feminist Analysis
  • Globalization’s Effect on Women’s Rights: Opportunities and Threats
  • Gender Violence: An Erosion of Women’s Rights
  • Indigenous Women’s Rights: Struggles and Triumphs
  • Women’s Rights Activists: Unsung Heroes of History
  • Empowerment Through Sports: Women’s Struggle and Success
  • Balancing Act: Motherhood and Career in the 21st Century
  • LGBTQ+ Women: Rights and Recognition in Different Societies

Women’s Rights Research Questions

  • Evolution of Feminism: How Has the Movement Shifted Over Time?
  • The Workplace and Gender Equality: How Effective Are Current Measures?
  • Intersectionality’s Influence: How Does It Shape Women’s Rights Advocacy?
  • Reproductive Rights: What Is the Global Impact on Women’s Health?
  • Media Representation: Does It Affect Women’s Rights Perception?
  • Gender Stereotypes: How Do They Impede Women’s Empowerment?
  • Global Disparities: Why Do Women’s Rights Vary So Widely?
  • Maternal Mortality: How Does It Reflect on Women’s Healthcare Rights?
  • Education for Girls: How Does It Contribute to Gender Equality?
  • Cultural Norms: How Do They Influence Women’s Rights?
  • Leadership Roles: Are Women Adequately Represented in Positions of Power?
  • Domestic Violence Laws: Are They Sufficient to Protect Women’s Rights?
  • Roles of Technology: How Does It Impact Women’s Rights?
  • Sexual Harassment Policies: How Effective Are They in Protecting Women?
  • Pay Equity: How Can It Be Ensured for Women Globally?
  • Politics and Gender: How Does Women’s Representation Shape Policy-Making?
  • Child Marriage: How Does It Violate Girls’ Rights?
  • Climate Change: How Does It Disproportionately Affect Women?
  • Trafficking Scourge: How Can Women’s Rights Combat This Issue?
  • Female Genital Mutilation: How Does It Contradict Women’s Rights?
  • Armed Conflicts: How Do They Impact Women’s Rights?
  • Body Autonomy: How Can It Be Safeguarded for Women?
  • Women’s Suffrage: How Did It Pave the Way for Modern Women’s Rights?
  • Men’s Role: How Can They Contribute to Women’s Rights Advocacy?
  • Legal Frameworks: How Do They Support or Hinder Women’s Rights?

History of Women’s Rights Topics

  • Emergence of Feminism in the 19th Century
  • Roles of Women in the Abolitionist Movement
  • Suffragette Movements: Triumphs and Challenges
  • Eleanor Roosevelt and Her Advocacy for Women’s Rights
  • Impacts of World War II on Women’s Liberation
  • Radical Feminism in the 1960s and 1970s
  • Pioneering Women in Politics: The First Female Senators
  • Inception of the Equal Rights Amendment
  • Revolutionary Women’s Health Activism
  • Struggle for Reproductive Freedom: Roe vs. Wade
  • Birth of the Women’s Liberation Movement
  • Challenges Women Faced in the Civil Rights Movement
  • Women’s Roles in the Trade Union Movement
  • Intersectionality and Feminism: Examining the Role of Women of Color
  • How Did the Women’s Rights Movement Impact Education?
  • Sexuality, Identity, and Feminism: Stonewall Riots’ Impact
  • Influence of Religion on Women’s Rights Activism
  • Women’s Empowerment: The UN Conferences
  • Impact of Globalization on Women’s Rights
  • Women’s Movements in Non-Western Countries
  • Women in Space: The Fight for Equality in NASA
  • Achievements of Feminist Literature and Arts
  • Evolution of the Women’s Sports Movement
  • Advancement of Women’s Rights in the Digital Age
  • Cultural Shifts: The Media’s Role in Promoting Women’s Rights

Feminism Essay Topics on Women’s Issues

  • Career Challenges: The Gender Wage Gap in Contemporary Society
  • Examining Microfinance: An Empowering Tool for Women in Developing Countries
  • Pioneers of Change: The Role of Women in the Space Industry
  • Exploring Beauty Standards: An Analysis of Global Perspectives
  • Impacts of Legislation: Progress in Women’s Health Policies
  • Maternity Leave Policies: A Comparative Study of Different Countries
  • Resilience Through Struggles: The Plight of Female Refugees
  • Technology’s Influence: Addressing the Digital Gender Divide
  • Dissecting Stereotypes: Gender Roles in Children’s Media
  • Influence of Female Leaders: A Look at Political Empowerment
  • Social Media and Women: Effects on Mental Health
  • Understanding Intersectionality: The Complexity of Women’s Rights
  • Single Mothers: Balancing Parenthood and Economic Challenges
  • Gaining Ground in Sports: A Look at Female Athletes’ Struggles
  • Maternal Mortality: The Hidden Health Crisis
  • Reproductive Rights: Women’s Control Over Their Bodies
  • Feminism in Literature: Portrayal of Women in Classic Novels
  • Deconstructing Patriarchy: The Impact of Gender Inequality
  • Body Autonomy: The Battle for Abortion Rights
  • Women in STEM: Barriers and Breakthroughs
  • Female Soldiers: Their Role in Military Conflicts
  • Human Trafficking: The Disproportionate Impact on Women
  • Silent Victims: Domestic Violence and Women’s Health

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Persuasive Essay On Feminism

I learned that feminism is about letting women get the opportunity that they wanted, that they deserve. Letting woman do whatever she wants without judging her, without telling her what to do, without telling her how to be. Feminism is about letting women be. The goal of feminism is to make equality and to ensure that no one’s rights are being violated in terms of gender, race, religion, nationality, beliefs, language, etc. In addition, feminism is all about equal rights and opportunities for all gender. It is respecting the existence of women and their beliefs and experiences. I also learned about the three waves of feminism and they represent the struggle of women for equality that women have no right to vote. Women are considered men’s property and they do not have a political voice. Discrimination can affect someone’s life as it makes the person feel insecure and develop low self-esteem. It makes the person start to question their values, beliefs, and self. In addition, discrimination makes the person's life miserable and their actions questionable. It is not only affecting people’s lives but also the development of one country. It will result low productivity in one country will affect the economy and women experiencing a pay gap. On the other hand, Intersectionality is a correlation of women’s issues due to discrimination not only because of their sex, but also because of their race, nationality, religion, language, and beliefs. It stands for the rights of all gender, especially women, and puts forward the idea that identity and differences cannot be separated. In addition, intersectionality means that women cannot separate out injustices because they experience them intersectionally. Also, it helps people to understand that women experiencing a wage gap are affected and being discriminated due to their race.

In conclusion, I have learned the importance of appreciating the existence of all gender and their beliefs. Having an equal opportunities that will make the world better and peaceful. I also learned that feminism allows people to live freely and empower other people of all gender. Moreover, feminism questions the patriarchy and strives to announce gender roles and it allows men to be whoever they want to be without getting judged. It is not difficult for men to cry anymore and it allows them to express their feelings freely. Similarly, feminism also helps the LGBTQIA+++ members to advocate for their rights and it shows that feminism is a platform where it helps not only women but all the gender existing in the world. However, despite having a platform of feminism, there is still a lot of inequality that is happening today so I encourage everybody to practice intersectional feminism to change the world for the better.

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persuasive essay on feminism

Women make up half of the world’s population. How did it happen they were oppressed?

We are living in the era of the third wave of feminism, when women fight for equal rights in their professional and personal life. Public figures say that objectification and sexualization of women are not ok. Moreover, governments adopt laws that protect equal rights and possibilities for people of all genders, races, and physical abilities. Yes, it is also about feminism.

In this article, you will find 400+ feminism essay topics for students. Some raise the problems of feminism; others approach its merits. In addition, we have added a brief nuts-and-bolts course on the history and principal aspects of this social movement.

❗ Top 15 Feminism Essay Topics

  • 💻 Feminism Research Topics
  • 📜 History of Feminism Topics
  • 🙋‍♀️ Topics on Feminism Movements

🔥 Famous Feminists Essay Topics

  • 👩‍🎓 Topics on Women’s Rights in the World
  • 👸 Antifeminism Essay Topics

📚 Topics on Feminism in Literature

🔗 references.

  • Compare and contrast liberal and radical feminism.
  • The problem of political representation of feminism.
  • Is Hillary Clinton the most prominent feminist?
  • How can feministic ideas improve our world?
  • What is the glass ceiling, and how does it hinder women from reaching top positions?
  • What can we do to combat domestic violence?
  • Unpaid domestic work: Voluntary slavery?
  • Why do women traditionally do social work?
  • What are the achievements of feminism?
  • Why is there no unity among the currents of feminism?
  • Pornographic content should be banned in a civilized society.
  • Does feminism threaten men?
  • What is intersectional feminism, and why is it the most comprehensive feminist movement?
  • Those who are not feminists are sexists.
  • Why are women the “second gender?”

💻 Feminism Research Topics & Areas

Feminism is the belief in the equality of the sexes in social, economic, and political spheres. This movement originated in the West, but it has become represented worldwide. Throughout human history, women have been confined to domestic labor. Meanwhile, public life has been men’s prerogative. Women were their husband’s property, like a house or a cow. Today this situation has vastly improved, but many problems remain unresolved.

A feminism research paper aims to analyze the existing problems of feminism through the example of famous personalities, literary works, historical events, and so on. Women’s rights essay topics dwell on one of the following issues:

Healthcare & Reproductive Rights of Women

Women should be able to decide whether they want to have children or not or whether they need an abortion or not. External pressure or disapprobation is unacceptable. In many countries, abortions are still illegal. It is a severe problem because the female population attempts abortions without medical assistance in unhygienic conditions.

Economic Rights of Women

Women’s job applications are often rejected because they are expected to become mothers and require maternity leave. Their work is underpaid on a gender basis. They are less likely to be promoted to managerial positions because of the so-called “ glass ceiling .” All these problems limit women’s economic rights.

Women’s Political Rights

Yes, women have voting rights in the majority of the world’s countries. Why isn’t that enough? Because they are still underrepresented in almost all the world’s governments. Only four countries have 50% of female parliamentarians. Laws are approved by men and for men.

Family & Parenting

The British Office for National Statistics has calculated that women spend 78% more time on childcare than men. They also perform most of the unpaid domestic work. Meanwhile, increasingly more mothers are employed or self-employed. It isn’t fair, is it?

Virginity is a myth. Still, women are encouraged to preserve it until a man decides to marry her. Any expression of female sexuality is criticized (or “ slut-shamed “). We live in the 21st century, but old fossilized prejudices persist.

📜 History of Feminism Essay Topics

First wave of feminism & earlier.

  • Ancient and medieval promoters of feminist ideas.
  • “Debate about women” in medieval literature and philosophy.
  • The emergence of feminism as an organized movement.
  • Enlightenment philosophers’ attitudes towards women.
  • The legal status of women in Renaissance.
  • Women’s Liberation Movement Evolution in the US.
  • Mary Wollstonecraft’s views on women’s rights.
  • Sociopolitical background of the suffrage movement.
  • The most prominent suffrage activists.
  • The Liberation Theme Concerning Women.
  • “Declaration of sentiments”: key points and drawbacks.
  • What was special about Sojourner Truth and her famous speech?
  • The significance of the first feminist convention in Seneca Falls.
  • The National Woman Suffrage Association: goals and tactics.
  • The influence of abolitionism on feminism ideas.
  • Why did some women prefer trade unions to feminism?
  • Radical feminists’ criticism of the suffrage movement.
  • The UK suffragists’ approach to gaining voting rights for women.
  • Alice Paul and Emmeline Pankhurst’s role in the suffrage movement.
  • The Nineteenth Amendment: the essence and significance.
  • Infighting in the post-suffrage era.

Second Wave of Feminism Essay Titles

  • How did second-wave feminism differ from the suffrage movement?
  • The roots of the second wave of feminism.
  • John Kennedy’s policies concerning women’s rights.
  • Eleanor Roosevelt’s contribution to feminism.
  • Debates on gender equality in the late 1960s.
  • Feminism activists’ achievements in 1960-1970.
  • What was the focus of second-wave feminist research?
  • Why was there no comprehensive feminist ideology?
  • Anarcho-, individualist, “Amazon,” and separatist feminism: key ideas.
  • The nature of liberal feminism.
  • How did liberal and radical feminism differ?
  • Why was cultural feminism also called “difference” feminism?
  • Liberal and Postmodernist Theories of Feminism.
  • What is the difference between liberal and radical feminism?
  • Black feminists’ challenges and input to the fight for equity.
  • Sociocultural differences in views on female liberation.
  • The globalization of feminism: positive and negative aspects.
  • Taliban’s oppression of Afghani women.
  • Women in the US Military: World War II.
  • What were the main concerns of feminists from developing countries?
  • Why did Third World women criticize Western feminists?
  • Feminism achievements to the end of the 20th century.

Third Wave of Feminism Research Topics

  • What was peculiar about the third wave of feminism?
  • Why did third-wave feminists consider their predecessors’ work unfinished?
  • Social, political, economic, and cultural premises of third-wave feminism.
  • How did the information revolution impact feminism?
  • Third Wave Foundation’s major goals.
  • Women’s Rights and Changes Over the 20th Century.
  • Jennifer Baumgardner and Amy Richards’ views on feminism.
  • The impact of second wavers success on third-wave feminism.
  • New approaches in fighting discrimination, utilized by third-wave feminists.
  • The influence of the postmodern movement on feminism.
  • The concept of a gender continuum.
  • How did sexist symbols turn into female empowerment tools?
  • What was specific about third-wave feminist art?
  • Third-wavers’ redefinition of women as powerful and assertive figures.
  • “ Girl power ” in pop culture.
  • How did the Internet impact third-wave feminism?
  • Sexualized behavior: sexual liberation or oppression in disguise?
  • Why was third-wave feminism criticized?
  • The multifaceted nature of third-wave feminism.
  • Is multivocality a strength or weakness of third-wave feminism?
  • How did third wavers counter the criticism?

Fourth Wave of Feminism Essay Topics

  • The premises of fourth-wave feminism.
  • Feminism’s major goals after 2012.
  • Peculiarities of fourth-wave feminism.
  • What behavior is sexual harassment?
  • Gender Equality at the Heart of Development.
  • Sexual harassment: different gender-based perspectives.
  • Social media: a feminist tool.
  • Can social media deepen discrimination?
  • Gender discrimination in video games.
  • Musical Preferences: Race and Gender Influences.
  • GamerGate’s alleged “men’s rights campaign.”
  • Sexism in Donald Trump’s speech.
  • Women’s March: reasons and significance.
  • Main steps in MeToo’s development.
  • Tarana Burke’s fight for justice.
  • Gender Stereotypes of Superheroes.
  • MeToo’s contribution to women’s rights.
  • The most impactful MeToo stories.
  • Harvey Weinstein’s case: outcome’s implications.
  • Gender Roles in the Context of Religion.
  • Sexual harassment awareness after MeToo.
  • MeToo’s influence on Hollywood’s ethics.
  • Reasons for criticism of MeToo.
  • Social Change and the Environment.
  • Are sexual violence discussions necessary?

🙋‍ Argumentative Essay Topics on Feminism Movements

Mainstream feminism topics.

  • What is the focus of mainstream feminism?
  • Mainstream feminism predispositions in the 19th century.
  • The place of politics within mainstream feminism.
  • What is males’ place in mainstream feminism?
  • The correlation of mainstream feminism and social liberalism.
  • The correlation between mainstream feminism and state feminism.
  • Gender equality in the doctrine of mainstream feminism.
  • Why sunflower is the symbol of mainstream feminism?
  • Anthony Gidden’s ideas regarding liberal feminism.
  • Liberal feminism, according to Catherine Rottenberg.
  • Mary Wollstonecraft and her vision of liberal feminism.
  • Liberal feminism through John Stuart Mill’s perspective.
  • Interdependence of mainstream feminism and political liberalism.
  • NOW’s activities and mainstream feminism.
  • LWV’s activities and mainstream liberalism.
  • LGBT’s place in mainstream liberalism’s doctrine.
  • Discourse Analysis of the Me Too Movement’s Media Coverage.
  • Frances Wright’s role in establishing mainstream feminism.
  • Mainstream feminism and the civil rights movement in the 1960s.
  • Constitutional Equity Amendment and mainstream feminism.
  • International Woman Suffrage Alliance’s activities and mainstream feminism.
  • Mainstream feminism and Gina Krog’s works.
  • Betty Friedan’s understanding of mainstream feminism.
  • Gloria Steinem’s theoretical contribution to mainstream feminism.
  • Simone de Beauvoir’s ideas and the framework of mainstream feminism.
  • Rebecca Walker and her vision within the scope of mainstream feminism.
  • NWPC’s activities and mainstream feminism.
  • WEAL’s activities and mainstream feminism.
  • Catherine Mackinnon and mainstream feminism’s critique.
  • “White woman’s burden” and mainstream feminism’s critique.
  • The roots of mainstream feminism in Europe.

Radical Feminism Essay Titles

  • Society’s order according to radical feminism.
  • Sexual objectification and radical feminism.
  • Gender roles according to radical feminism.
  • Shulamith Firestone’s ideas regarding the feminist revolution.
  • Ti-Grace Atkinson’s ideas in Radical feminism.
  • The vision of radical feminism on patriarchy.
  • Radical feminism’s impact on the women’s liberation movement .
  • Radical feminism’s roots in the early 1960s.
  • Kathie Sarachild’s role in radical feminism movements.
  • Carol Hanisch’s contribution to radical feminism.
  • Roxanne Dunbar and her radical feminism.
  • Naomi Weisstein and her vision of radical feminism.
  • Judith Brown’s activities in terms of radical feminism.
  • UCLA Women’s Liberation Front role in radical feminism.
  • Why have women come to be viewed as the “other?”
  • Ellen Willis’s ideas regarding radical feminism.
  • Redstockings’ role in radical feminism.
  • The feminist’s role in radical feminism.
  • Differences between The Feminists’ and Restokings’ positions.
  • The protest against Miss America in 1968.
  • 11-hour sit-in at the Ladies Home Journal headquarters.
  • Forms of direct action in radical feminism.
  • Protest of biased coverage of lesbians in 1972.
  • Lisa Tuttle’s vision of radical feminism.
  • Catharine MacKinnon’s position regarding pornography.
  • Peculiarities of radical lesbian feminism.
  • Recognition of trans women in radical feminism.
  • Radical feminism in the New Left.
  • Mary Daly’s vision of radical feminism.
  • Robin Morgan’s vision of radical feminism.

Other Interesting Feminism Essay Topics

  • Ecofeminism’s role in feminism’s popularization.
  • Greta Gaard, Lori Gruen, and ecofeminism.
  • Petra Kelly’s figure in ecofeminism.
  • Capitalist reductionist paradigm and ecofeminism.
  • Ecofeminism. How does the movement interpret modern science?
  • Essentials of vegetarian ecofeminism.
  • Peculiarities of materialist ecofeminism.
  • Interconnection between spiritual ecofeminism and cultural ecofeminism.
  • Henry David Thoreau’s influence on ecofeminism.
  • Aldo Leopold ’s influence on ecofeminism.
  • Rachel Carson’s influence on ecofeminism.
  • The social construction of gender in post-structural feminism.
  • Luce Irigaray as a post-structuralist feminist.
  • Julia Kristeva’s contribution to post-structuralist feminism.
  • Hélène Cixous and her activities as a post-structuralist feminist.
  • L’Écriture feminine in feminist theory.
  • Monique Wittig’s influence on post-structuralist feminism.
  • Kimberlé Crenshaw’s views on intersectionality.
  • Marxist feminist critical theory.
  • Representational intersectionality in feminist theory.
  • Marxism and Feminism: Similarities and Differences.
  • Interlocking matrix of oppression.
  • Standpoint epistemology and the outsider within.
  • Resisting oppression in feminist theory.
  • Women’s institute of science and feminism.
  • Peculiarities of the Black feminist movement.
  • Equity and race and feminism.
  • Pamela Abbott’s ideas regarding postmodern feminism.
  • Trans-exclusionary radical feminism today.
  • Lipstick feminism’s ideas in the political context.
  • Stiletto feminism and fetish fashion.
  • Adichie’s proof that we should all be feminists.
  • Analysis of Maya Angelou’s “And still I rise.”.
  • Susan Anthony – the abolitionist movement’s champion.
  • Maria Eugenia Echenique’s Contribution to Women’s Emancipation.
  • Patricia Arquette’s arguments on the gender pay gap topic.
  • Simone de Beauvoir’s role in feminism.
  • Madonna’s contribution to the female sexuality argument.
  • How did Clinton rebuild US politics?
  • Davis’s opinion on feminism and race.
  • Dworkin’s vision of a future society.
  • Friedan and feminism’s second wave.
  • Gay’s description of bad feminists.
  • Ruth Ginsburg – first woman champion in law.
  • Hook’s answer to “Is feminism for everybody”?
  • Dorothy Hughes – feminist leader of the civil rights movement.
  • Themes in Lessing’s The Golden Notebook.
  • Lorde’s explorations of women’s identity.
  • Mock’s role in transgender women’s equality movement.
  • Page’s championship in feminism.
  • Pankhurst’s arguments for women’s voting rights.
  • Rhimes’ strong women image in Grey’s Anatomy.
  • Sandberg’s opinion about female careers.
  • Sanger’s feminist ideas’ contribution to happy families.
  • Walker and her fight for women of color’s rights.
  • Oprah Winfrey’s role in promoting feminism.
  • Eleanor Roosevelt: history of the first politician – a woman.
  • Mary Wollstonecraft’s ideas about female education.
  • Youngest-ever Nobel laureate – Malala.
  • Emma Watson’s path from actress to feminist.
  • Why is Steinem’s name feminism synonymous?
  • Truth’s life from an enslaved person to activist.

🎯 Persuasive Women’s Rights Essay Topics

Healthcare and reproductive rights of women.

  • Is abortion morally acceptable?
  • Why is the fight for child care not over?
  • Should government participate in birth control?
  • Researching of Maternity Care in Haiti.
  • Government’s moral right to cancel abortions.
  • Should the government allow abortions?
  • What are birth control and its meaning?
  • Abortion rights recently disappeared in the US.
  • Gender Disparity in Colorectal Cancer Screening.
  • Why are women’s rights becoming less vital?
  • Western world’s degradation in women’s rights issue.
  • Canceling abortion endangers women’s human rights.
  • Female access to healthcare in developing countries.
  • Developed countries’ role in improving women’s healthcare.
  • Media’s contribution to legalizing abortions.
  • Middle-Aged Women’s Health and Lifestyle Choices.
  • Female genital mutilation’s moral side.
  • Feminism’s impact on LGBTQ healthcare rights.
  • The reproductive rights of women are everyone’s problem.
  • Abortion rights’ impact on country’s economy.
  • Protection From Infringement and Discrimination.
  • Women’s reproductive rights in developing countries.
  • Abortion rights crisis and the UN’s failure in achieving SDG#4.
  • UN’s contribution to achieving equal healthcare rights.
  • IGO’s impact on women’s reproductive rights issue.
  • Report on the Speech by Gianna Jessen.
  • Is birth control already at risk?
  • Why should abortions not be allowed?
  • Meaning of reproductive justice.
  • Reproductive rights movement’s role in the country’s development.
  • Single Mothers, Poverty, and Mental Health Issues.
  • The reproductive rights movement, as all social movements’ drivers.
  • Abortion’s relation to healthcare rights.
  • Healthcare rights’ impact on a country’s economic development.
  • Political agenda behind abortion cancellation.
  • Feminism’s role in national healthcare.

Economic Rights, Salaries, and Access to Education for Women

  • Definition of women’s economic rights.
  • Female economic rights’ impact on the economy.
  • Female economic rights and education.
  • Gender Prevalence in Medical Roles.
  • Can women do “male jobs”?
  • Gender inequality in the workplace.
  • Women’s economic rights movements.
  • How Wealth Inequality Affects Democracy in America.
  • Barriers to gender-equal economic rights.
  • Gender inequality by social classes.
  • Female economic rights and poverty.
  • Can equal economic rights solve SDG#1?
  • Gender-Based Discrimination in the Workplace.
  • Why is it important to have equal access to education?
  • How did the gender pay gap appear?
  • Why does the gender pay gap exist?
  • Women’s economic rights and industrialization.
  • Characteristics of Mayo Clinic.
  • Female economic rights worldwide.
  • Legal rights of women workers.
  • Laws that protect women’s economic rights.
  • Women as leaders in the workplace.
  • The Future of Women at Work in the Age of Automation.
  • Why are companies against women workers?
  • Fertility’s impact on female economic rights.
  • Quiet revolution’s impact female workforce.
  • Reasons to monitor occupational dissimilarity index.
  • Women’s Roles in Islam, Christianity, and Hinduism.
  • Female economic rights in developing countries.
  • Democracy and female economic rights.
  • Gender pay gap as a global problem.
  • ILO’s role in the fight for equal economic rights?
  • Politics’ impact on female economic rights.
  • Health Disparities: Solving the Problem.
  • Female economic rights movement and the fight against racism.
  • The best practices in achieving gender-equal economic rights.
  • Democracy and gender pay gap.
  • Equal Pay for Work of Equal Value.

Women’s Political Rights Essay Topics

  • Women’s suffrage movement definition.
  • Female suffrage movement’s significance.
  • Causes of gender inequality in politics.
  • Women’s suffrage movement’s role today.
  • Female suffrage’s impact on democracy.
  • Women’s suffrage and economy.
  • Suffrage movement’s effect on politics in the US.
  • Do women need the right to vote?
  • Effects of gender inequality on politics.
  • Suffrage movement and politics in Britain.
  • Laws for gender-equal political rights.
  • The correlation between gender inequality in politics and authoritarianism.
  • The possible solutions to gender inequality in politics.
  • The role of IGOs in solving gender inequality in politics.
  • How has the UN participated in the women’s suffrage movement ?
  • What is women’s role in politics in developing countries?
  • How can women improve politics in their countries?
  • What can men do for women’s equal political rights?
  • Why equal rights to vote are everyone’s problem?
  • The impact of Antoinette Louisa Brown on women’s suffrage.
  • The effect of equal rights to education on equal political rights.
  • Are western policies for equal rights applicable in developing countries?
  • The importance of equal rights to vote.
  • How to eliminate the gender pay gap ?
  • Why had women not had equal rights in politics?
  • Is politics a “male job”?
  • Benefits of appearance of female leaders in politics.
  • Who created the women’s suffrage movement?
  • How does women’s suffrage impact racism?
  • Women’s suffrage contribution to LGBTQ communities’ equal political rights.

Family and Parenting Research Titles

  • Female and male roles in a family.
  • Sexism in families.
  • Eliminating sexism in families is the best solution to gender inequality.
  • Why is feminism a pro-family movement?
  • The Childbirth Process in Women’s Experiences.
  • The benefits of feminist upbringing.
  • The causes of sexism in families.
  • How does feminism help LGBTQ parents?
  • Why should sexism be legally banned?
  • Healthcare Resources and Equity in Their Distribution.
  • The effects of sexism in families.
  • The influence of sexist customs on society.
  • Why should every family be feminist?
  • How can feminism help solve the domestic violence issue?
  • Government’s role in creating feminist families.
  • What is feminist family value?
  • The relation of authoritarian parent-paradigm on politics.
  • Can feminist families bring democracy?
  • Teaching feminism at home vs. at school.
  • Traditional vs. Feminist parenting.
  • Why should women have the right to be child-free?
  • The impact of bringing up feminist daughters.
  • Can feminist parents bring up mentally healthy children?
  • Does the government have a moral right to endorse feminist values?
  • The role of media for feminist families.
  • How does feminism transform parent-child relationships?
  • Can feminism help families overcome poverty?
  • The role of feminist families in the economy.
  • The influence of hierarchal husband-wife relationships on children.
  • Do IGOs have moral rights to intervene in feminist families?
  • The movements endorsing feminism in families.
  • The effect of different views on feminism in parents on children.

Sexuality Essay Ideas

  • The views of radical feminists on women’s sexuality.
  • Who are sex-positive feminists, and their values?
  • Feminism’s impact on sexual orientation.
  • The role of feminism in sexual identity matters.
  • Gender-Based Violence Against Women and Girls.
  • How does feminism help eliminate sexual violence?
  • What is harassment, and why are feminists fighting it?
  • The role of media in women’s sexuality.
  • Traditional views on women’s sexuality.
  • How is feminism transforming sexuality?
  • Domestic Violence and COVID-19 Relation.
  • What are feminist sex wars?
  • Why are some feminists against pornography?
  • What are pro-pornography feminist arguments?
  • How is feminism protecting the rights of sex workers?
  • Rights of sex workers in developed vs. developing countries.
  • Media Promotion of Cosmetic Surgery in Women.
  • Feminist critique of censorship.
  • What is behind the issue of sex trafficking?
  • Children’s rape problem and feminism.
  • The role of feminism in solving the sex trafficking problem.
  • The Influence of the Women Image in the Media.
  • R v. Butler case discussion.
  • How is pornography enhancing sexual objectification?
  • How is poverty causing prostitution?
  • Can feminism eliminate prostitution by solving poverty?
  • Child Marriage in Egypt and Ways to Stop It.
  • Pro-sex worker feminists and their beliefs.
  • What are the perspectives of pro-sex workers?
  • The consequences of violence against women.
  • The role of feminism to LGBTQ sex workers.
  • Why are feminists trying to decriminalize prostitution?
  • Beauty Standards: “The Body Myth” by Rebecca Johnson.
  • Prostitution in developed vs. developing countries.
  • The effect of class and race differences on prostitution.
  • Short- and long-term impacts on sex workers.

👩‍🎓 Essay Topics on Women’s Rights in the World

Essay topics on feminism in developing countries.

  • Social taboos and abortion in Nigeria.
  • Access to sexual healthcare in Asia.
  • Human Papillomavirus Awareness in Saudi Women.
  • Sexual health and access to contraception in developing countries.
  • Coronavirus pandemic’s impact on gender inequalities.
  • Health and education access for women in Afghanistan.
  • Female Empowerment in the Islamic States.
  • Does poverty result in increased sexual violence?
  • Regulations on gender equality in developing countries.
  • Unsafe abortion, contraceptive use, and women’s health.
  • Female genital mutilation in the 21st century.
  • Practicing female genital mutation in Africa.
  • Gender Discrimination After the Reemergence of the Taliban in Afghanistan.
  • Which countries have the highest gender gap?
  • Forced and child marriages in humanitarian settings.
  • The Taliban’s view: Is woman a property?
  • Feminism in Latin America.
  • Honor killing in Pakistan: 1000 women are killed annually.
  • Women’s access to healthcare in Somalia.

Feminism Essay Topics in Developed Countries

  • “Broken Rung” and the gender pay gap.
  • What are the obstacles to reaching gender equality?
  • Do gender stereotypes result in workplace discrimination?
  • Increased educational attainment of young women.
  • Culture: Women With Hijab in Western Countries.
  • Ending sexual harassment and violence against women.
  • Is sexual harassment a form of discrimination?
  • Cracking the glass ceiling: What are the barriers and challenges?
  • Domestic drama: The impact of sexual violence on women’s health.
  • Socio-cultural Factors That Affected Sport in Australian Society.
  • Feminism and the problem of misogyny.
  • The challenges faced by women in developed counties.
  • Female participation in the labor market.
  • Discrimination Against Girls in Canada.
  • Unequal pay for women in the workplace.
  • How do developed countries improve women’s rights?
  • Nations with strong women’s rights.
  • Women’s employment: Obstacles and challenges.

👸 Antifeminist Essay Topics

  • Antifeminism: The right to abortion.
  • Gender differences in suicide .
  • Manliness in American culture.
  • Antifeminism view: Men are in crisis.
  • The threats of society’s feminization.
  • The meaning of antifeminism across time and cultures.
  • Antifeminism attracts both men and women.
  • Gender and Science: Origin, History, and Politics.
  • Antifeminism: The opposition to women’s equality?
  • How do religious and cultural norms formulate antifeminism?
  • Saving masculinity or promoting gender equality?
  • Traditional gender division of labor: Fair or not?
  • Are feminist theories of patriarchy exaggerated?
  • Oppression of men in the 21st century.
  • Psychological sex differences and biological tendencies.
  • Does feminism make it harder for men to succeed?
  • The change of women’s roles: Impact on the family.
  • How were traditional gender roles challenged in modern culture?
  • History of antifeminism: The pro-family movement.
  • Religion and contemporary antifeminism.
  • Antifeminist on the rights of minorities.
  • Heterosexual and patriarchal family: Facts behind antifeminism.
  • Women against feminism in Western countries.
  • Feminism versus humanism: What is the difference?
  • Does feminism portray women as victims?
  • Same-sex marriage: The dispute between feminists and antifeminists.
  • Male-oriented values of religions and antifeminism.
  • Does antifeminism threaten the independence of women?
  • Men’s rights movement: Manosphere.
  • Does antifeminism refer to extremism?
  • The fear of being labeled as a feminist.
  • A Vindication of the Right of Woman by Mary Wollstonecraft.
  • Jane Austen: Criticism of inequitable social rules.
  • Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley: Frankenstein and aborted creations.
  • Undercutting female stereotypes in Jane Eyre.
  • “Throwing Like a Girl: A Phenomenology of Feminine Body” by Marion.
  • Oppression of woman’s traditional roles in The Awakening.
  • Society’s inequitable treatment of women in The Age of Innocence.
  • Virginia Woolf and her feminism.
  • Orlando: A Biography. Evolving from man to woman.
  • Harriet Jacobs’s Experiences as an Enslaved Black Woman.
  • Feminist criticism: A Room of One’s Own.
  • Social oppression in Three Guineas by Woolf.
  • Rape, illegitimacy, and motherhood in The Judge by Rebecca West.
  • Feminist utopias of Charlotte Perkins Gilman.
  • Women’s rights and societal reform views of Charlotte Perkins Gilman.
  • Feminist critics in a culture dominated by men.
  • Black women’s aesthetic in Their Eyes Were Watching God.
  • Alice Walker’s ideas on Feminist women of color.
  • Female sexuality in Fear of Flying by Erica Jong.
  • How do feminist novels address race and ethnicity?
  • Society’s inequitable treatment of women in the Age of Innocence.
  • Social and emotional pressures in Love Medicine by Erdrich.
  • Feminist Parenting: The Fight for Equality at Home – Psychology Today
  • Feminist Parenting: An Introduction – Transformation Central Home
  • Women’s suffrage – Britannica
  • Only half of the women in the developing world are in charge of their own bodies – Reuters
  • Gender Equality for Development – The World Bank
  • How #MeToo revealed the central rift within feminism today – The Guardian
  • Feminist Novels and Novelists – Literary Theory and Criticism
  • Health Care & Reproductive Rights – National Women’s Law Center

" Feminism from a critical perspective, this essay will expose the...

" Feminism from a critical perspective, this essay will expose the...

" Feminism from a critical perspective, this essay will expose the inequalities that women face. One of the inequalities is the lack of agency or the ability to make independent decisions and control one's life. We will examine the issue of lack of agency from a feminist perspective through the short stories "Sweat" by Zora Neale Hurston, "The Shawl" by Cynthia Ozick, and "Désirée's Baby" by Kate Chopin. These stories address the difficulties women face in a variety of contexts and emphasize the limited agency each of them possesses. We will highlight the importance of addressing gender inequality and allowing women to express their agency by examining the characters' experiences and the social limitations they face. In "Desiree's Baby", "The Shawl" and "Sweat", the main female characters are all victims of circumstances that make it difficult for them to control their lives. This essay will highlight the need for feminism to address the lack of feminism among women"

Rewrite the Introduction paragraph above again In persuasive essay format, select a critical perspective about feminism and argue a specific angle on the lack of agency

Answer & Explanation

Please see the updated introduction. Taking into account your initial introduction below:

In the fight for gender equality, feminism fights not only the obvious differences between men and women, but also the more subtle but important issue of women's power. What happens when society curtails a woman's ability to make decisions and control her destiny? This essay sharply looks at "Sweat" by Zora Neale Hurston, "The Shawl" by Cynthia Ozick, and "Désirée's Baby" by Kate Chopin to make the point that women's lack of control in many different situations is not just a personal issue, but a problem with the system that feminism needs to fix. These stories, which are full of the complicated things that women go through, show the things that make it hard for women to be independent. Our goal in looking at these stories through a feminist lens is to show how women's lack of control makes their lives worse and to push for a feminist agenda that puts removing these barriers at the top of its list of priorities. This essay contends that recognizing and expanding women's agency is pivotal in the fight against gender inequality, making a critical case for the transformative power of feminist intervention in empowering women to shape their own narratives.

Here are some tips for writing a persuasive introduction based on the given example:

Start with a Hook: Start your introduction with a question or statement that will pique the reader's interest. This may be an eye-catching statistic, a thought-provoking query, or a succinct story that touches on the subject of gender inequity and a lack of autonomy.

Introduce the Topic Broadly: Give a brief overview of feminism as a whole and its importance in combating gender inequality. This establishes the context for your essay's particular subject.

Narrow Down the Focus: Make the shift from the general subject to the particular facet you will examine, which is women's lack of agency. Explain the meaning of "agency" in this particular context and the reasons it is a crucial topic in feminist discourse.

State Your Thesis: Give a clear presentation of your thesis statement, which should summarize your primary point of contention or the particular stance you are taking on the absence of agency. The direction of your article and your critical viewpoint should be reflected in this sentence.

Outline the structure: Give a brief summary of your intended evidence for your thesis. Mention the literary works you will be analyzing ("Sweat" by Zora Neale Hurston, "The Shawl" by Cynthia Ozick, and "Désirée's Baby" by Kate Chopin) as examples of the restricted agency that women have in different situations.

Highlight the importance: Explain why resolving this matter is essential to the advancement of gender equality. You may bring up how literature has the power to both reflect and subvert society's norms, which helps to break down barriers to women's agency and promote a more comprehensive knowledge of them.

Engage with the Critical Perspective: Clearly state that you will be discussing feminist theory or a particular feminist viewpoint that sheds light on the problem of lack of agency in your essay. This shows where your article fits into the academic conversation and how in-depth your analysis will be.

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