She ignores that fact that many women can see these events as uplifting and empowering for women. I don’t think it is very fair for these two women to say that they represent all women because they are both white and middle class as mentioned in the book, however I do believe they have the right to call themselves whatever they so choose. If they really do think women should stop seeing themselves as victims and they practice what they preach, then I believe it is fair for them to say that they are power feminists despite not fitting the demographics of many women who have gone through discrimination. However, I am not a woman... ... middle of paper ... ... on how to accomplish them. 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.
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
How can u have a fight for justice and equality, when not everyone is allowed to participate? I found another source which was called Feminism is For Everybody written by bell Hooks. Its focus was on her opinion of the feminist movement and how she felt it too was focused on the white middle class. When the movement opened up and extended themselves to other groups there was still a large problem. Many of them assumed that every other group was fighting for the same thing, and if they weren't well they should change views because there way was the "right" way.
Feminism is important because it fights for social, political, and economic equality by giving strength to women and encouraging independence and acceptance. It is also important to be aware that true feminists do not hate men, typical feminine lifestyles, or people who want to follow traditional family structures. Everyone needs to know what feminism really means. So much hate is thrown at feminists because of misconceptions about what true feminism is working towards. Once society understands what feminism is truly about, only then can it work at it’s best to fight for equality for
All women should become equal to all men and not set a low standard for themselves. Feminism is the topic I have chosen to advocate. My goal is to demonstrate that all women and men should rise up and support gender equality. As a feminist, you do not rely on people telling who you are. Again, many women around the world are kept silenced from what they believe in.
According to Kniesler, [t]here is no one ideal woman, just as there is no ideal feminist…Hermione is a feminist role model because she grasps the foundations of feminism – sexual equality – and remains true to herself, overcoming the pressure of society and tradition. Part of the reason Hermione is such a solid character and powerful feminist role model is because she refuses to be shackled by the role of supporting character and establishes an identity for herself within Harry’s narrative. Hermione achieves her personal goals through combining her own ambition and drive with the support of her friends and mentors; meanwhile everyone – fellow characters and readers alike – obtains access to a new understanding and respect for gender equality (101-102).
We live in the modern society where women can vote, work, have access to birth control, freedom of speech, and be independent. However, two articles written by feminist writers Jessica Valenti and bell hooks demonstrate that feminism still exist because of an inevitable inequality that women face in the society. Both writers are convinced that most of the people do not really know what feminism is about or they do not look at it closer in order to be able to understand the purpose of this movement. According to them, feminism is not about being anti-men and spreading hatred towards males as many individuals claim. As bell hooks states in her article “[…] I tend to hear about the evil of feminism […] how ‘they’ hate men […]” (11).
When i used to hear the word Feminism all i thought about was women and groups of women fight for what they believe is equality and that they should be equal to men which some part i was right. If you go back to the late 18 century , Feminism primarily was a social movement for the emancipation of women. To gain equal right which was called the women's movement in the 18 century. For the most part, people who dont understand what feminism is are harmless-and are often willing to be educated on the subject by the people eho know more .but there are people that are close mind that dont want to knew anything about what feminism period. Which is why in our sociaty we are having probelm where people are protest for feminism are be killing by people that dont understand what the word is and they just dont want to knew period.
“If you stand for equality, than you’re a feminist. Sorry to tell you.” This quote from Emma Watson calls out the misconceptions around feminism. Emma Watson has used her fame from Harry Potter to speak out about feminist issues. She stresses the importance of equal rights among all genders. Despite the negative connotation associated with feminism in today’s society, men are able to, and should be proud to be a feminist.
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.