One of the biggest ones is that women believe they are superior and they dislike men. Feminism is against gender stereotypes, so the hatred of men would be going against their mission. Feminists, however, do realize that men have a certain privilege. A privilege that, when used well, can help those who are most harmed in society. The movement is not saying that women or other oppressed groups are better, just that they should be as good as men.
Contrary to popular belief, true feminism fights for true equality for women, as well as other people groups. The false view of feminism causes women to distort gender roles, dishonor themselves, and degrade men. To begin, the modernized feminist movement has altered the way gender roles are viewed in society. Women are pushing for complete control in nearly every aspect of life. Many feminists believe women could do just as well, if not better, than men have been doing in leadership positions.
She makes a good point with this issue because before any further goals can be reached, feminism must become something that women want to be a part of. If the very women that would be benefiting from the goals that the group has do not want to be associated with the term, then it makes mainstream society dismiss the group even more than it already does. It is hard to understand how hook intends to take action as a fem... ... middle of paper ... ... solution for the oppression of women in society, hook feels like it would not make any progress in the real goal of eliminating sexist oppression. After reading the essay I find myself siding more with hook on this issue. Rich’s solution for oppression of women seems to be to create more valuable relationships between women.
Theroux had determined that “it is normal in America for a man to be dismissive or even somewhat apologetic about being a writer” but why is this so? Masculinity is something that men had to prove over and over again and has been outlined as a certain criteria that fits what is masculine and what isn’t masculine. Men struggle to be tenacious in the society that we reside in. It isn’t much that can be done the deed has been done and the roles have been set. Women do not realize that men life isn’t an easy one to live.
To end this “gender war”, that’s why she struggles for change. “There has been a discrimination in our society, which she believes must be defeated” ( A Normal Yet Powerful Girl by Malala
Today, many feminists go around stating there isn’t a need for men, women can survive on their own, and that women are better than men. As Saira Khan states in her article on Spiked, “modern-day feminists engage in man-bashing rather than dignified demands for equality.” (Khan 1). It just shows how feminists would rather take their anger out on men rather than realize we a... ... middle of paper ... ...oncludes is his article, “That’s how we’ve come to this backwards point where the new feminist activism, for some, is about oppressing those with different views. So much for equality!” (Furey 1). They would rather demand dominance than equality, call for justice for issues that are not really there, claim gender discrimination in the work place, and argue against any who try to oppose them.
Many women get accused of being hysterical when trying to discuss issues relating to the unfairness (“Society” 2). Women live in a society where they are not “allowed” to do many things. The culture today silences the narrations and experiences of women and using the term that the worst thing a man could be would to be female (Lang 3). A lack of feminism prevents women from being able to speak out and feel free. They suffer from being silenced.
For Syrian women, the withholding of rights, their entitlement to basic human freedoms, and lack of equality all intertwine with each other to create a system that they are systematically oppressed under. For one thing, it hinders their ability to secure stable jobs. In a study conducted by the U.S... ... middle of paper ... ...atter to people like us, when we too face the effects of gender inequality in our everyday life? Although it is true that ALL women over the world face gender inequality, Syria’s problem is one that desperately needs change as soon as possible. The injustices against women there are staggering, and make other countries’ seem tame.
To see women fight for something they believe in has always been admirable. Fighting their way to vote and fighting their way for equality. Feminism, a controversial topic that both men and women have trouble in agreeing on whether or not that society should accept the ideals of feminism. Many see feminism as a form of evil while others see it as a movement of women who simply want to be treated equally as men. For as long I can remember people given feminism a bad reputation because of extremists but feminism, is more than what others assume it to be based on the bad connotations, the difference between sexism and feminism how they are portrayed, and finally the role that gender plays in with society.
Gender equality has been an on going quandary for women because of male potency, misogyny, and patriarchal conceptions, which are ideas that are harmful and feared by women throughout society. Women are constantly demeaned by men with their inappropriate slurs towards women, their aggressive attitudes and forceful actions, and the expectations and feminine qualities men assume women should abide by. Gender inequality is not natural, but constructed by people in society, which discriminate against women. At a young age, we are assigned a gender role that we are forced to fulfill with proper behaviors, whether that be a female or male. Gender is performed, and the media helps manifest these mis-conceptions and ideas that contribute to male power