As I was growing up, I had never had a reason to believe that there was inequality in the world; I had always thought that no one was being discriminated against because that is how I believed it should be. Perhaps this mindset was due to the fact that I had lived a sheltered life on a military base during my childhood, surrounded by predominantly white neighbours, never having witnessed an act of racism because there were not many minorities around, an act of social or economic discrimination because we all had the same economic status, or an act of homophobia because no one was openly gay in my...
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...o change this ideology is to educate and inform populations on the true intentions of the feminist movement: equality for all, not only for one gender, race, sexuality, etc. For example, feminists not only strive for equal pay in the workforce or decreasing cases of sexual assault, but also to defeat the idea that men cannot be stay at home dads, or that men are discouraged from showing emotion or crying because they will be labelled as “weak” or “feminine.” In addition, it is important to stand up against stereotypes against feminism, such as that feminists hate men—the main argument that ignorant people argue against people that identify themselves as feminists. Once we are able to fully educate and inform oppressors and bullies on the underlying goals of feminism, then we can all come together in order to create a just society dedicated to eradicating oppression.
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