Is Feminism Still Relevant?

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As said by Gloria Steinem, “A feminist is anyone who recognizes the equality and full humanity of women and men.” Throughout the ages, the question of the relevancy of feminism has come and gone. From women arguing for voting rights, to women burning bras in the 60s. With each advancement proponent and opponents argue the same basic points. With all the equality that todays world affords us is the feminist movement still relevant? In order to answer the question we will look into what feminism actually is, the history, women today in households and the workplace, feminism today and role models.
In order to completely understand the feminist movement, it’s important to understand the terminology used. A very common misconception is that the feminism movement is synonymous to the women’s suffrage movement. As defined by Oxford Dictionary, feminism is “The advocacy of women’s rights on the grounds of political, social, and economic equality to men.” When discussing women’s suffrage, one would be referring to the fight for women to get the right to vote. Although women did achieve this right, this was not the end of feminism. Other terms involved when discussing feminism would be sexist or discrimination on the grounds of gender and misogynistic or showing hatred,mistrust, and mistreatment of women.
The feminist movement was created through other groups like the Abolition of Slavery and the Temperance Movement. Women began to realize that they too needed their rights. Two important and famous suffragists of this time were Susan B. Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton, they worked together on a women’s rights newspaper, called the Revolution. They also created the National Women Suffrage Association in 1869. These two women travele...

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...and 70s, and at age 80, she still spreads her ideas around the world today. I think that some modern role models would be women working in what is typically a “mans job”, such a construction. Another role model would be Hillary Clinton, she was the first first lady to become a US senator, who then ran for president and then turned into the secretary of state, and who knows what she will accomplish next. She is the epitome of a women challenging a system widely run by men.
In summation, I feel that not only is feminism still relevant, but absolutely necessary. Women still are treated equally, specifically in payment and rights. Until they are, then feminism will still be one-hundred percent relevant and necessary. And even after feminism isn’t needed anymore, we should never forget all of the powerful, determined people who fought long and hard for women.

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