Feminism And Women's Role Of Women

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Women have never been equal to men. In the developing world, 200 million women have less Internet access than men. In the United States, men named John hold more CEO titles than all women combined. Women around the world spend more hours a day working without pay than men do. Women in the United States make just seventy-seven cents to the dollar of what men make. These are reasons why there is feminism. These are the reasons why we need feminism. Feminism is a collection of movements and beliefs that share a mutual goal. The goal which many women and men strive for is to define, establish, and achieve equal political, economic, cultural, personal, and social rights for women. This includes seeking to establish equal opportunities for women…show more content…
He explains that “the legal subordination of one sex to the other is wrong in itself, and one of the chief hindrances to human improvement,” and the systematic subordination of women by men “ought to be replaced by a principle of perfect equality, admitting no power or privilege on the one side, nor disability on the other” (Mill 819). Women today face inequalities and therefore, Mill’s role of women is invalid, in this sense. Turkey’s president, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, declared women unequal to men and said that being a mother is a woman’s primary role in society. At an international meeting focused on justice and women, Erdogan said, “You cannot bring women and men into equal positions; that is against nature because their nature is different.” Erdogan and other members of the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) have long been viewed with dismay by women’s rights activists in Turkey, who say the AKP politicians are enabling a climate in which laws are not equally applied to protect women. In 2013, Erdogan’s government lifted a head-scarf ban for women working in government offices. Turkey ranked 120 out of 136 on the World Economic Forum’s 2013 gender gap index, which includes economic, political and educational measures. Last November, Erdogan dismissed the idea of gender equality: “Equality is turning the victim into an oppressor by force or vice versa,” he said. “What women need…show more content…
Historically, feminism has evolved from the serious examination of inequality between the genders to a more distinct focus on the social constructions of genders. John Stuart Mill was one of the earliest feminist of his time, and has promoted gender equality through The Subjection of Women. Whether his ideas are valid, or not, Mill broke down the walls of his time by rebelling against tradition and enforcing change. This change allowed society to be enriched and be used to its full potential. Mill believed that the women of his time (and even today) should be liberated and conquer any stereotypes that they had or will

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