Femininity and feminism: To be or not to be a woman

Karlyn Kohrs Campbell

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This essay treats the rhetorical movement called feminism. It argues that the two feminist social movements, one from 1848 and the other from 1963, are one rhetorical movement. Feminism as a rhetorical movement is typified by an ideological conflict between the concepts of “womanhood” and “personhood” and by the rhetorical strategies summed up by the term “consciousness raising”.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)101-108
Number of pages8
JournalCommunication Quarterly
Issue number2
StatePublished - Mar 1 1983
Externally publishedYes


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