Feminism And Women 's Rights On The Grounds Of Political, Social, And Economic Equality

1686 Words Mar 4th, 2015 7 Pages
What Is Feminism?
In our world today, feminism has become a recent topic of interest, being discussed all over social media, as well as being represented by various celebrity advocates for the movement. There is such a negative connotation with feminism, and this negative connotation more often than not comes from those who have refused to “come closer” to feminism.1 Because if you take a closer look, it is not all about women who despise men, or the victimization of women. By definition, feminism is “the advocacy of women 's rights on the grounds of political, social, and economic equality to men.” While that is an accurate description of what feminism is, in a larger context, it is a fight for gender equality. Feminism is a contribution to overall gender equality, and not only limited to women’s rights.
The first misconception with feminism is that it consists of women complaining, and that women are always the victim. Maybe this is because in movies and television, women are portrayed as the damsel in distress, always waiting for the man to save them. But this is not true. It has become a known fact that women are paid less for the same jobs as men, and are viewed to be capable of less than what a man is. While this displays men having advantages over women, what really comes to the surface is that men and women need to be on the same level. Men and women truly are capable of the same things, while this may or may not translate to their abilities in the workplace. Just in…
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