The Faults in Feminism The term “feminism” tends to have a negative connotation in today’s culture. Feminism is now focusing on female dominance and male disrespect. Women are fighting for equality, yet using personal bias to define equality, claiming identical rights for all will produce an equal culture. The mainstream feminist movement is using this corrupted view of equality to force rights of women. Contrary to popular belief, true feminism fights for true equality for women, as well as other people groups.
This only feeds into the well known stereotype of feminism. When referring to men in this society, Serano say’s, “It is difficult for men to move through a world in which they are non-consensually viewed as predators” (417). Society takes this general view as men being t fault for how women are treated today and making it hard for many men to join women in the fight for equality. This is not to say all men are supportive of woman, unfortunately, there are still men in the world that believe women can not do a job as well or better than a man, but to believe all men are like this would be inequitable. When contemplating whether to include men in feminism we must remember the main reason for feminism, which Roxane Gay reminds us when she says, “So much responsibility keeps getting piled on the shoulders of a movement whose primary purpose is to achieve equality, in all realms, between men and woman” (173).
However, by concentrating on the similitude women have constrained their own identity. Through recognizing differences between genders women have the opportunity to achieve not only greater equality but also create the environment to embrace their unique and exceptional undertaking with humanity. In a quest for equal rights with their male counterparts the feminist movement has opened new opportunities for women in many societies around the world. (Golombisky 90). Feminist’s are pioneering the way for women’s rights, challenging long standing cultural beliefs, creating greater access to education and the political arenas, and initiating change for new ideals.
Some women are contributing to the discrimination against themselves and other women. The prevention of equality between men and women has had many faces throughout our history but recognizing the current problems in our culture and making changes is our best chance for true equality.
The movement is not saying that women or other oppressed groups are better, just that they should be as good as men. Based off of women's economic standpoint, their higher risk of sexual abuse and domestic violence, and the denial of basic human rights in some places proves that women are not yet seen as equal to men. The newest feminist wave is actually promoting intersectional feminism, which is the theory that looks at all aspects of humanity impact discrimination. This term covers race, class, ethnicity, religion and sexual orientation along with
In this paper, I will throw light on the socio-economic as well as cultural significance of gender discrimination in general, and discrimination against women, in particular. Along with that, prevalence, causes, impacts on the society, and strategies to overcome discrimination against women will be discussed. To start with, discrimination against women occurs globally, its roots are entrenched in the Asian world particularly. Pakistan is not lagging behind in this regard. Women face discrimination in Pakistan at various levels, such as, at domestic level, at educational level, on political platforms, and at w... ... middle of paper ... ...ths and misinterpretation of religious teachings rather make best use of the available literature and man power for the betterment of our society.
The hating of men is actually called misandry. Feminists don’t want women to rule over men; they want men and women to be on the same level. Many people think badly of feminism for this reason. As with any movement, there are radicals who call themselves feminists and portray it as a man-hating ideology. But the whole movement cannot be defined by only a small fraction of it’s members.
As I mentioned before, feminist theorist believe that there is a barrier in gender when it comes to equality in the society, which in this case we can relate it to how these women’s are considered less value and less than human in many ways. The law has decided not to protect these sex workers when their job itself is not criminalized. We can also relate how the law or the society is some what biased, for instance there was one individual who were the victim of violent assau... ... middle of paper ... ...nd gender, which explains why feminist legal theory was most useful carrying out this case to having a system that has greater equality and creating a nation that deals with complex social problems in a nuanced, modern, and enlightened way. BIBLIOGRAPHY Brophy, Susan . "6B: Utilitarianism."
The Difficulty with Defining Feminism In Feminist Theory: from margin to center, bell hook states on the first page what she believes to be the problem with feminism. In her opinion the biggest problem with feminism is that there is no real definition of what feminism is. The definition many people have formulated for feminism is having the goal of making woman socially equal to men. hook’s problem with this is the fact that all men are not socially equal. If women are to be the social equals to men then another question would be which men women will be socially equal to.
Man and woman are both equal and both plays a vital role in the creation and development of their families in particular and the society in general. Keywords: patriarchal, discrimination, submissive, liberty Introduction Inequality arises because of deprivation. Two persons will be said to be unequal if one is deprived of a given fac... ... middle of paper ... ... a woman has to face discrimination against men. The paper also concentrates on the current status of women in north western states; how the change has been taking place in people’s mentality. To attain equal status in society becomes essential for woman to take initiative steps to combat this rigid system of patriarchy.