Feminist Feminism

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“That they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.” is forever enshrined in our Declaration of Independence. Women’s efforts to realize these words have created a group of second wave Feminists that seem to have created an intolerant and oppressive atmosphere towards women who wish to achieve these goals through more traditional roles and beliefs. These women have been labeled “conservative” and have become “The Other’s” in popular culture. “Anne Marie Slaughter, who embodied the feminist example of a successful woman but decided to pursue a more traditional family role, discusses in her article “Why Women still can’t have it all” how she fell victim to the same ideological scenario that threatens women’s progress today. Furthermore, Sheryl Gay Stolberg’s January 18, 2017, New York Times article, “Views on Abortion Strain Calls for Unity at Women’s March on Washington,” demonstrates the polarization and intolerance of the feminist ideology towards conservative values. Conservative Women, that may choose to pursue happiness by assuming traditional roles are increasingly isolated in American Society because of the expectations to live progressive feminist lifestyles. The oppression of conservative women has become commonplace because of the feminist intolerance of a woman’s right to pursue her own happiness. Additionally, the exclusion of conservative values from the feminist agenda has

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