Facing Modern Feminism

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What do women face in today’s world? Because of virtually every society’s unjust female treatment since the beginning of time, women have been forced to endure struggles and have been held back by a male – dominant society. Society believes it holds the right to discriminate women in the workplace solely because of their gender. Society believes it hold the right to limit women’s ascension to higher authoritative roles traditionally held by men. What gives men the right to hold women as prizes, to do with what they please? Society’s definition of beauty is such a harsh, gross, disproportion to the extent that females, primarily younger girls, become so self-conscious that they despise the very image looking back at them in the mirror. Every day, people walk through the streets “unaware” of this battle, when in fact they just do not want to open their eyes to this harsh reality. Sexism is everywhere in society. Women are being sold for their bodies, their beauty, and their sexuality. From commercials on television, to billboards on the side of the road, to movies, to the very music on the radio, women are being exploited. But there is a movement that has been working through the hearts and minds of individuals all throughout society, young and old alike. This is the feminist movement. According to the Cambridge Dictionary, feminism “is the belief that women should be allowed the same rights, power, and opportunities as men and be treated in the same way.” But feminism should be the act of returning the rights that have been torn from the hands of women for centuries. Women have the right to stand equal to men across all aspects of life, whether in an office, a home, the classroom, or a field. Feminism is still not a pur... ... middle of paper ... ...n Survey, "Table 3: Employment Status of the Civilian Noninstitutional Population by Age, Sex, and Race," Annual Averages 2012 (2013). Bureau of Labor Statistics, Current Population Survey, "Table 11: Employed Persons by Detailed Occupation, Sex, Race, and Hispanic or Latino Ethnicity," Annual Averages 2012 (2013). Collins, Patricia H. "Defining Black Feminist Thought." - The Feminist EZine. N.p., n.d. Web. 10 Feb. 2014. "English Definition of "feminism"" Feminism Noun. Cambridge Dictionaries Online, 2014. Web. 07 Feb. 2014. Torregrosa, Luisita L. "Evaluating Challenges Women Face." New York Times. New York Times, 6 Mar. 2012. Web. 10 Feb. 2014. "Geek Feminism Wiki." Geek Feminism Wiki. Wikia, n.d. Web. 10 Feb. 2014. Kerby, Sophia . "The State of Women of Color in the United States." Center for American Progress . CAP, 17 July 2012. Web. 20 Feb. 2014.

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