In this case women are stuck where in no matter how they act or how they dress, they end up put into a label they do not necessarily belong in. The main goal of feminism is to create equality for women and fight against the labels put on them. Though throughout time feminism itself has been given a negative label. In today 's society women do not want to be referred to as feminists from fear of being labeled as a bitter man hating woman. This is definitely amplified in media today.
The hating of men is actually called misandry. Feminists don’t want women to rule over men; they want men and women to be on the same level. Many people think badly of feminism for this reason. As with any movement, there are radicals who call themselves feminists and portray it as a man-hating ideology. But the whole movement cannot be defined by only a small fraction of it’s members.
Since the beginning of human civilization, women have often occupied inferior roles in society while the dominant role has been played by men. In Homer’s The Odyssey gender roles in Greek society are emphasized showing how men controlled society while women were undervalued and constantly disrespected. Although it may be argued that Homer poses some rather feminist views, it is evident by several elements that The Odyssey is a misogynistic text. First, women in the Odyssey were continually oppressed by men never having true free will. In addition, Women were depicted as symbols of lust, seduction, and evil who bring destruction to men, undermining the true values of women.
A women’s role in society is problematic; women are still fighting for equal rights and fair treatment. It’s hard to escape this male dominated world because society helped construct this obscene idea that men are more important than women. In the article by Adrienne Rich, Compulsory Heterosexuality and Lesbian Existence, helps explain the idea that women are secondary to men, which then triggers male behavior towards women in a negative way. This leads to domestic violence, unequal pay and treatment in the workforce, and discrimination against women. For
I believe that seeing women as inferior and a weak a gender is not due because of her incapacities or inabilities to sometimes perform the men tasks but it is due to the society thinking as a whole about the women in general wich in truns influence every individual in the society. Women are only being stereotyped that that are unequal to man and not proven scientifically, but the common thoughts there were injected in people’s mind had created such a division in the society. Thus, man will think that they are superior and believe that hey have power over women and women intentionally will believe that they are inferior to men. However, in our life today many rules had changed and women in nowadays occupies more positions and even higher then men because we are moving toward more civilized societies, more educated people and more open government that believe that achieving goals is not based on the physical power of someone but it depends on individuals willingness and self motivation to make commitment and achieve goals. Thus, I think it is important to remember that even the vision of science is being transformed in relative value where the load of evidence tends to reverse in some areas: Mill recalls that the burden of proof is on the person who issues a hypothesis.
So, choosing between marrying, caring about others and fulfilling their dreams, women entered into the dilemma of choosing between what she mostly adores and thus been oppressed by limiting their ambitions, needs and self-affirmation. Moreover, woman’s point of views has been largely ignored and neglected through out the coarse of human life for men’s interests and needs. The bottom line for this inequality was society, religion, philosophy and even moral theories that are shaped and modified for men’s interests and needs. Feminists believe that most moral theories are sexist for the reason that are biased for men’s points of view and needs. ... ... middle of paper ... ...oncept is shaped and gained from the sexist theories.
Unfortunately, I feel we have lost a great deal in the process. I think we often confuse the desire to have equal rights with the view that gender differentiation is an oppressive concept that should be abolished. The feminists of today do little more than dissolve the family unit, confuse relationships, and weaken a woman's role in society. In reality, men and women are very different and instead of trying to completely erase the differences between us, we should embrace them. By acknowledging our separate identities, rather than ignoring them, we would be better able to work together and improve society as a whole.
Over time, feminism has gained a negative label in the society. The society, especially men view feminism as women’s fight for superiority over men. In addition, they view feminist as people who are whining, and complaining women who have hatred towards men. There is a lot of misinterpretation and ignorance on the feminism cause, but it is there to remain and fight against the rights and comfort of women in the society. Feminism has changed the world and made women happier; therefore, it should not be viewed negatively in the society.
Basically, the integration of reason, virtue, and knowledge was rejected for women. It is said that, “a woman is made to please and be dominated” by man (pg.369). I agree with the fact that women were created to submit to man, but I disagree with domination. Dominating, is to deny the rights of a person to speak or to even act. The woman plays a role as a help and right hand to the man, but the man has no right to constrain with the woman’s happiness.
The believe that women are lacking gratitude as well as intelligence. The Hadith speaks of this subject saying, "Women are ungrateful to their husbands and are ungrateful for the favours and the good (charitable) deeds done to them. If you have always been good (benevolent) to one of them and then she sees something in you (not of her liking), she will say, `I have never received and good from you." Also women are not reliable witnesses due to their lack of intelligence and their emotional state. It is said that, "Women was made to bear and feed children.