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

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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…show more content…
This is not to downplay the atrocity that is domestic violence, but feminism is a fight for gender equality on all levels. While that may be an extreme example, we need to remember not to victimize either sex. Maybe women do not receive the same consequences because people assume they attacked in self-defense, because the man is always supposed to be the aggressor according to ideas we have been trained to believe. This reason exactly is why we cannot victimize either gender. We have to come together, not as man and woman, but as humans with rights, and rights to challenge situations where inequality is illustrated. The second, and probably most common misconception, is that of feminists hating men. Simply put, this is just not true. First of all, the main problem with this is that for a feminist to hate men, in itself, is completely sexist. The whole point of feminism is to eliminate this thinking, and not at all to reinforce that to shame men to make themselves look better. Another thing that is wrong with the idea that feminists just hate men, is that not all feminists are women. In fact, a completely other issue relating to feminism is that a lot of women do not even want to label themselves as such because of the negative connotation discussed earlier that envelopes feminism in a dark cloud.2 Likewise with
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