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.
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.
Feminists are being distinguished by different constructs. They are identifying themselves self-identified feminists, non-labelers, and non-feminists. Non-labelers reject the feminist label, feminist endorse the attitudes associated with feminism, and non-feminists don’t see feminism as important. Women are labeled as angry and look to shame men because they were dissatisfied when it’s just women taking a different approach to resisting male dominance and achieve solidarity with other women (Anderson). There are some feminist that “wrote pretty hardcore literature about the extermination of masculinity and male gender roles, and thus the assumption is that all woman who are feminists today hate men too” (Holly-Malett).
Feminism refers to the body of thought on the cause and nature of women's disadvantaged and subordinate position in society, and efforts to minimize and eliminate the subordination (Hughes, 2002:160). Understanding that the need for independency and self-respect is not a real disease, it is just a metaphor for how women go about trying to achieve them. "For nearly one hundred and fifty years, women have fought for equality and been oppressed by men, and no matter what they do, they will never be considered equals" (Hughes, 2002:161). Feminism focuses on the relations between genders and how both male and female become classified as distinct groups rather than a team united as one. The preceding was what feminists and historians want us believe, however, this is not always the case and quite possibly, it has never been the case.
Now that they can, they will. Women’s fashion has changed from how it was during the World War II to how it is now; due to new regulations after the war, the fashion changes throughout the years after the war, and the individuality we want to the media and the celebrities we see. During the World War II, women’s fashion was very bland and not flattering. There were many laws restricting against women’s fashion. Women had to wear military jumpsuits the showed that they supported the war and the military.
Although it can be argued that men and women are not at the same level, the gap between them has been reduced. Men do not want to women to outshine them for reasons other than being cruel. There are exceptions to every case, but for the most part, it is done without thinking that it can hurt a woman. A man’s ego, and to impress friends are key factors as to why men try to be superior. Saying that men don’t let women outshine them for their own self-image may sound sh... ... middle of paper ... ...h genders can act like they know what is going on when they truly do not.
Men are in different roles, but women still having the children. Just because women have the children, it doesn’t mean that they have to take care of them. Just because men don’t have the children, it doesn’t mean they can’t care for them. Men don’t always have to be the heavy hand in the house, yet society sets a high pressure on men to be tough and mainly to set a good example for a possible son. Gender roles set an unrealistic set of beliefs on men and women because it discourage both of them from being different from the norm, and also keeping men in
She thought that we were all individuals who did not have an essential nature because we created that “nature” for ourselves. She rejects the nominalist view because being a woman is not a choice, someone is a woman because of the situation you are in. Women are different from men because of the history behind how they are treated. Beauvoir notes that the differences between men and women are right in front of you and are hard to be ignored. She said that “perhaps these differences are superficial, perhaps they are destined to disappear.
We live in the modern society where women can vote, work, have access to birth control, freedom of speech, and be independent. However, two articles written by feminist writers Jessica Valenti and bell hooks demonstrate that feminism still exist because of an inevitable inequality that women face in the society. Both writers are convinced that most of the people do not really know what feminism is about or they do not look at it closer in order to be able to understand the purpose of this movement. According to them, feminism is not about being anti-men and spreading hatred towards males as many individuals claim. As bell hooks states in her article “[…] I tend to hear about the evil of feminism […] how ‘they’ hate men […]” (11).
Catherine embodies feminism with her unwillingness to conform to society’s standards of females and in her eagerness to speak her mind and pursue her desires. As there are many variations within the definition of feminism, I will begin by laying out the definition of feminism that applies to Catherine Morland. Merriam-Webster defines feminism as being “the belief that men and women should have equal rights and opportunities”. A feminist woman is one who defies the social norms of reliance on men for advancement and instead claims power over her own life. A feminist woman will recognize her desires and refuse to depend on a man for their fulfillment.