But too many people are too quick to pass judgment; the word elicits a preconceived political map and people chart my beliefs in relation to that word, thinking that because they know I am a feminist, they know exactly what I am about. Wrong. The tragedy is that these misconceptions have steered people away from issues of feminism. I have encountered many strong-willed, independent-minded young women who sympathize with the movement's goals but who refuse to call themselves feminists because they fear the assumptions that others will make about them. Society needs to stop assuming and start understanding.
Power feminists really encourage women to step up and take responsibility for their own lives and to stop feeling like victims while other groups feel like they really are victims and choose to fight for their rights in different ways. It is safe to say that maybe these various groups will never fully agree on everything, but perhaps by cooperating even a little bit they can accomplish the goals they both share. Works Cited: Wood, Julia T. Gendered Lives Communication, Gender, and Culture. Belmont: Wadsworth, 2008. Print.
Elaine Hall and Marnie Salupo Rodriguez (2003) argue that post-feminism is a myth and that women continue to support feminism and find it relevant nowadays. However, recent studies show that there is the so -called fear of ‘feminism’ and many women reject to call themselves feminists for the sake of their social recognition. As follows, I will examine three main aspects of post-feminism as a concept. Firstly, I will investigate post-feminism in popular culture. Secondly, I will discuss why there is the fear of the word ‘feminism’ and why do women try to distance themselves of these ideas.
There are both pros and cons to this issue. Men, social media, and people’s perspectives are all relating to this issue. Putting down confident girls is not feminism. I’m a woman who until hours ago, identified as a feminist. I support it in other countries where women are truly oppressed based on gender.
In my other articles I saw that Hook and Valenti are correct, the battle against the stereotypical feminist still exist, whether it is what they are doing to hurt society or how it may in fact be long gone. Feminism in my eyes will forever be within us as women, whether we know it or not.
This is definitely amplified in media today. Roxane Gay, author of Bad Feminist, brings up the idea of the essential feminist and where it suggests,” anger, humorlessness, militancy, unwavering principles, and a prescribed set of rules for how to be a proper feminist woman” (169). This fear of being labeled a feminist not only comes from fear of being thought of as angry or humorless, but from being attacked for not being the “proper feminist woman”.
Even the feminists believe that women wear abayas by force and that those who wear it are abused and degraded, and so they push support at the unjust ban which violates basic freedom. The feminist doctrine calls for an equality and advocates freedom for women, freedom from societal stereotypes and archetypes, domesticized roles, and domineering impositions from social authorities which threaten the value of a woman. The Burqa Ban is a highly controversial topic, and the views vary to the extremes. Some people definitely argue that women are in fact being degraded through full body coverings which reduce the entity of a woman into something invisible or indistinguishable as a human. Also, they argue that most women are forced to wear coverings like the Burqa and niqab because of the Islamic Shariah law, which seems to be an oppressive and totalitarian tool of submission.
The fact that we are unable to fully define a feminist identity and use “etc.”, a sign of exhaustion, we can assume that there is wiggle room around gender categories, which is a good thing overall. If there is no way to cover all of the aspects of a feminist identity, there is inevitably some flexibility within the structure. This can have negative consequences for women singly. Classifying people indirectly and directly promotes an “ideal” that is impossible to fit into and ironically divides women. This is clearly counterproductive, we want women to be who they are while coming together and acknowledging cultural constrains that females face based on their
As long as feminism fails to change the image as a gender bias extremist, there’s going to be worldwide resistance towards feminism. Given that the society needs gender equality within society, people should let feminist do the job. Society’s view on feminism is terrible. In the novel, Adichi OH 2 adds “These are the little things, but sometimes it is the little things that sting the most.” Little
Bossy is demeaning and bars women from fulfilling their true leadership potential. 5. Therefore, we ought to ban the word bossy to allow women to achieve their true potential This argument is valid but not even close to being sound. Yes I agree that if these premises were true that we would need to seriously contemplate banning this word for the sake of women everywhere. The fact is that these are not sound premises and that is where we run into problems.