Feminism in the 20th century

From the 1920s until the second half of the 1960s, feminism lost its power. In the late sixties she resurrected, with a 'second feminist wave' as a result.

Feminism in the 20th century

New ideas

The analyzes of the subordinate position of women in society from the first wave are further expanded in the 'second wave' and enriched with new ideas. The diversity within feminism was also visible.  

Between first and second wave

During the crisis of the thirties, attempts were made in various countries to reduce the paid labor of women. Women often earned less and were therefore sometimes more popular for certain jobs than men. That is why the paid work of women was seen as a threat to male labor.


In the first as well as in the second feminist wave, four major battlefields can be identified: labor, education, politics and the whole field of sexuality, marriage and family. Lesbian women had a leading role in the women's movement. In the 1980s, black women demanded awareness for, among other things, their dual discrimination.

Feminism in the 20th century