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

1391 Words Apr 11th, 2016 6 Pages
Feminism, a word defined as, “the advocacy of women 's rights on the grounds of political, social, and economic equality to men,” a word that provokes strong feelings of either support or strong hate. (Webster) The people who do agree with feminism claim that it has helped them with their experiences of oppression because they are female, while others argue that it is against men and promotes hostility. While many argue over what feminism really means, the reputation feminism receives from people will always stir up differences and arguments that people have due to the concept. The original intent feminism meant to have was that a woman knew her rights and made sure to value them. According to feminists, “Feminist; it is a term that has lost its initial meaning. The term feminist has distressingly been given a negative connotation, and many have the misconception that a feminist is a stereotypical man-hating vegan activist who believe that men are the cause of all the problems in this world.” (Lohardjo) People who do understand the concept of feminism know that they are no better than a man and that a man is no better than her according to feminists. Feminists also argue that supporting feminism should not give the stereotype of being a man hater since feminists say, “Being a feminist is not limited to running through the streets with signs and spitting in the faces of misogynists; it is standing for your rights and knowing that feminism is important.” (Lohardjo) It seems…
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