Reflection On Feminism

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According to the Merriam-Webster Dictionary, feminism is the theory of the political, economic and social equality of the sexes. According to me, feminism is the reason why in my hometown I am considered to be an angry man-hater owing to the fact that I voiced my opinions when I hear something sexist or injustice occurring. According to a young female I spoke to on the topic, feminism is a movement of angry, man-hating extremist females who try to advocate for female rights. There are a vast number of stereotypes implicated with feminism, a common one being anti-men. In our society feminism is depicted wrongly from it’s true meaning due to the actions of radical feminists in the past which have allowed the men-hating stereotype to be embed into the word feminism forever. Due to my light skin tone, my childhood was surrounded by white privilege allowing for me to have a stable and secure upbringing. I never dealt with real injustices other women around the world are being faced with time and time again. My parents taught me to never walk alone at night, to never took a man in the eye and to never ever curse as it is unladylike. It has been drilled into my head that I have to present myself certain way to society in order for me to be marriage material. As I entered middle school, I began to notice how different I was from the other girls in my class. I have always been tall, at the time I was taller than the boys in my class and most of the boys in my middle school. Due to

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