Feminist theory emerged from these feminist movements.
It is manifest in a variety of disciplines such as feminist geography, feminist history and feminist literary criticism.
Some Postcolonial Feminists, such as Chandra Talpade Mohanty, are critical of Western feminism for being ethnocentric.
Black feminists, such as Angela Davis and Alice Walker, share this view.
History Simone de Beauvoir wrote that "the first time we see a woman take up her pen in defense of her sex" was Christine de Pizan who wrote Epitre au Dieu d'Amour (Epistle to the God of Love) in the 15th century.
Heinrich Cornelius Agrippa and Modesta di Pozzo di Forzi worked in the 16th century.American first-wave feminism is considered to have ended with the passage of the Nineteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution (1919), granting women the right to vote in all states.The term first wave was coined retrospectively after the term second-wave feminism began to be used to describe a newer feminist movement that focused as much on fighting social and cultural inequalities as political inequalities.The first wave refers mainly to women's suffrage movements of the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries (mainly concerned with women's right to vote).The second wave refers to the ideas and actions associated with the women's liberation movement beginning in the 1960s (which campaigned for legal and social rights for women).Marie Le Jars de Gournay, Anne Bradstreet and Francois Poullain de la Barre wrote during the 17th.Feminists and scholars have divided the movement's history into three "waves".In Britain the Suffragettes and, possibly more effectively, the Suffragists campaigned for the women's vote.In 1918 the Representation of the People Act 1918 was passed granting the vote to women over the age of 30 who owned houses.Anthony, who each campaigned for the abolition of slavery prior to championing women's right to vote; all were strongly influenced by Quaker thought.American first-wave feminism involved a wide range of women.