Feminism Vs Feminism

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In our society today, a very prevalent issue is the awareness of social justice and equality. One of these major social issues is equal opportunities and rights for women. The dictionary definition of feminism is “the advocacy of women 's rights on the grounds of political, social, and economic equality to men”. In the textbook, Women’s Lives: Multicultural Perspectives, authors Gwyn Kirk and Margo Okazawa-Rey describe feminism as “…the liberation of women and girls from gender-based discrimination. For some this means securing equal rights within existing institutions- such as marriage and the family, law, government policy, and the economy. For others it means fundamentally changing these institutions” (Kirk & Okazawa-Rey). In society today, there are many different views and opinions as to what feminism really means. There is…show more content…
In contrast, in the article, Zombie Feminism, the definition of feminism is “…simply ‘an intellectual commitment and a political movement that seeks justice for women and the end of sexism in all forms’”. The author’s belief is that all feminists want the end of sexism all together, but doesn’t take into account the many different types of feminists. I believe that there are two types of feminism: a more radical type and a more restrained type. I think that the radical type of feminism consists of women who don’t only want to be equal to men, but women who believe that they are better than men. Another opinion that goes hand-in-hand with radical feminism is: “The feminist agenda is not about equal rights for women. It is about a socialist, anti-family political movement that encourages women to leave their husbands, kill their children, practice witchcraft, destroy capitalism, and become lesbians” (Zombie Feminism). I am not personally a member of this type of feminism because I believe that some members go way too far in their views.
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