Feminism And The Fight For Same Sex Marriage

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Feminism absolutely means different things to different people. As I have read through many different articles, posts, and readings about feminism, it has struck me how differently feminism is approached. Among many blogs and websites that I read there were two that stood out to me; the first was a blog by a woman named Cristen Conger on the website Everyday Feminism and the other was a
Tumblr site that had photos of women presenting lists of why they are against feminism. In this reflection
I will discuss what resonated with me, what made me uncomfortable, emotions I felt as I reviewed feminism, and my thoughts on develop trusting and respectful relationships with those who have differing ideals from mine.

I am a firm believer that all people should be treated equal. Conger (2016) delineates many ways in which feminism has helped in the struggle for equity for all people. She explained feminism’s role in equality for gender and race, the fight against sexual crimes, and the fight for same sex marriage; additionally she discussed the rights of fathers, laws against revenge porn, and the tampon tax which have all been positively affected by feminism (Conger, 2016). I appreciated that she is a strong, independent woman who can take care of herself, as I feel I am.
I also agreed with many of the opinions of the women who posted on Tumblr opposing feminism.
There were many women who rejoiced in being a wife and mother, were grateful for the opportunity to be a stay at home mom,
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