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.
One of the biggest ones is that women believe they are superior and they dislike men. Feminism is against gender stereotypes, so the hatred of men would be going against their mission. Feminists, however, do realize that men have a certain privilege. A privilege that, when used well, can help those who are most harmed in society. The movement is not saying that women or other oppressed groups are better, just that they should be as good as men.
Feminist. A word that most people shy away from because of the bad reputation attached to the word. The F word, “feminist”, has been tagged along with many bad stereotypes. People hear the word and automatically assume that feminists are unfeminine and man-haters. However, a feminist is someone who advocates for social, economic and political equality from both genders.
My definition includes women who are not afraid of their own power, and are not afraid of the power of the patriarchal society, and stands up for what they believe in throughout every aspect of their life. There are also male feminists who recognize some of the wrongs that have been done to women, and support the movement to change them. A feminist can be the militant, angry female who thinks that men are against her or the soft-spoken pro-choice woman who believes in her right to choose her own health care. I believe that feminists come in all shapes and sizes, and may not be able to fit into the label that encompasses them. In my experiment, people's view of feminism came in two varieties.
True feminism sought for women to have freedom and rights, such as the right to vote, the right to gain an education, and the right to equal wages. In most aspects, we have been given these rights, but radical feminists are not content. There has been a jump from “We are equal to men,” to “women are superior.” Women have been fighting stereotypes for ages, proclaiming how horrid they are, yet quickly turn around and stereotype men and see no issue with this hypocrisy. The way for women to reach the equality they seek is to bring others up as well as themselves, not to tear them down. When feminists realize and act upon this, they will begin to see the results they have been hoping
Fighting for gender equality should consist of creating an environment where everybody has equal opportunities to expand their potential. From this perspective, feminism should stop telling women what they should do to be recognized equal to men and foster opportunities for them to reach their dreams. Feminism cannot force women to be or to do something just because they think is good for women. It is not necessary to have more women taking men’s positions to have an equal society, as some feminist leaders such as Slaughter points out when she states that it is necessary to put more women in leadership position to create equal conditions for women in the work place (Slaughter 695). This is not a solution to confront the real problem.
On the other hand, feminist is also defined as ‘an organized activity on behalf of women's rights and interests’ (Webster 2007, p.230). This highly ambiguous definition suggests that any socially or politically active woman can be considered to be a feminist, so the ideas of feminists do not always coincide with the philosophy o... ... middle of paper ... ...en’s favour. Therefore, it is extremely difficult to determine what gender receives the larger income over a lifetime. With this in mind, modern feminism appears to be aimed at total equality, where every adult receives same wage and employers are controlled by the government. The feminist philosophy, on the other hand, preaches equality purely in legal and political rights.
Feminism is the movement towards women’s equality. It fights for equal rights in the social, political, cultural and economical aspects for women. Feminism also fights for equal opportunity for women in employment and education. A feminist is someone who advocates their support for women’s rights but is not restricted to only women; anyone who supports women’s rights and equality are feminists, including men. Feminism is not only about the females, it fights for gender equality for all.
Feminism: Choose your weapon In a society where equality is constantly fought over, there are bound to be disputes. Feminism, the movement to create empowerment and equal rights for women, has been criticized by those who argue who, what, and how feminism should be fought with. Many conservative feminists believe that succumbing to men’s pleasure is never the answer, whereas “lipstick” feminists believe that they should be able to use all of their essence in order to establish equality. However, society needs both women and men equally. Feminism shouldn’t focus on how women reach that equality, but rather to reach that point of equality in the first place; with anything they got.
It is understood by many that from the global outlook, women are not afforded the same rights as men and often have their rights violated. An issue unique to the violation of the rights of women is that these violations are sometimes not actually recognized as violations (Okin, 1998). Beyond the scope of the individual rights of women, there tends to be an under representation of women in the international political arena. It is argued that the political system is set up and run by males and all attempts at human rights are male oriented and excludes women. Confounding the agenda on women’s rights is the role of culture and religion as being a justification for discrimination against women (Peach, 2002).