Pros And Cons Of Feminism

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Often times when people hear the word “feminism” they tend to rely on society’s misconstrued definition of what feminism is, the belief of dictatorship, anti-male attitude and female superiority. This misinterpreted definition of feminism is actually completely opposite of what feminism truly is, feminism is defined as “the advocacy of women 's rights on the grounds of political, social, and economic equality to men.” Feminism is essentially equality between the sexes, where neither men nor women are superior to the other. In this day and age, especially with our patriarchal society it is so easy to just jump on the bandwagon whether or not you know anything about the topic, when people are “anti-feminism” they are supporting sexism. Hooks…show more content…
One does not become an advocate of feminist politics simply by having the privilege of having been born female.(7)” I believe that women have every right to be equal with men and feminism is what is slowly accomplishing this. Feminism is beneficial to men, women, and their families because it is allowing mothers, daughters, and sisters to have an equal opportunity in life to achieve all they can without any discrimination based on their sex. It is a human right to be equal to others around you and it does not matter if you are male or female. They should both receive the same opportunities and privileges given in life and feminism helps women accomplish this task of…show more content…
Truth be told, that’s exactly what I thought too. The second wave of feminism began in the 1960’s, which is when they adopted the term feminism. People in today’s society often consider the term feminism to not be ‘politically correct’ and often prefer the term ‘equalism’ which is exactly what feminism is; equality. Not only do average, everyday people hold the wrong definition of feminism but celebrities often do too. Shailene Woodley is an American actress who is quickly rising to fame. Shailene was asked by a reporter if she considers herself a feminist and she replied saying “No because I love men, and I think the idea of ‘raise women to power, take the men away from power’ is never going to work out.” Her idea of feminism, like many people’s idea is incorrect and she like many others are misinformed. Her idea of feminism does not hold women with power but
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