Feminism : The Marks Of Feminism

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The Marks of Feminism

Throughout history and still today women fight against stereotypes and oppression for the sole fact that they are women. Stripped of human rights and equality in comparison to men, women deserve to stand on the same pedestal men are preciously placed upon simply because they are all human. A majority of people, including some women, invalidate the need for feminism by claiming that women often place themselves in lower positions than men. Feminists, however, would argue that regardless of the power a woman yields, that power will always be lesser than man’s in today’s misogynistic society. A myriad of statistics support that women suffer more emotionally, physically, mentally, economically, and socially than most men.
The idea that feminists are simply angry misandrists who want more privileges than men is common among people. To be a feminist is to believe that women deserve equality in all aspects, not because they are women, but because they are humans with born rights that over time have been modified or cut completely. The cost that a woman faces gives an idea on what inequality between genders looks like today. On average 6.4 million women around the world get pregnant in one year alone. In the US, women get zero weeks of paid maternity leave. Only recently did California, and three other states, grant women 6-12 weeks to recover from child birth. Women rarely choose to be pregnant, and if they choose to get rid of an unwanted child, whether
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