Feminism Today

October 18, 2017
By Amaya_Sewell BRONZE, Paragould, Arkansas
Amaya_Sewell BRONZE, Paragould, Arkansas
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Inequality has been a problem in our society since the 1800s, but there have been many groups and organizations that have stood against this fact. The LGBTQ, African American, some Religious groups, and Feminists to name a few, but I will be talking about feminism. If you don’t know, feminism, the advocacy of women’s rights on the basis of  the equality of the sexes, stand for women's equal rights.


One of the main issue feminist face today is men, but what many fear is that feminists are man-hating and want all the men to lose power but this not how feminism works. Back in the 1830s, the first wave of feminism, women fought contact and property right with nonviolent protests, marching proudly with signs in the streets. This lasted until the early 1900s. Then in the 1960s the second wave hit and lasted 20 years, this wave led to the third wave which is taking place in our world today. These wave deals with the micropolitics of gender equality.

Over the year, feminism has changed and many have dropped the ideal, because they believe that it has become a mean, vindictive, spiteful, nasty, and man-hating philosophy, and because of this many won’t admit to being feminists even though they believe in equal rights. I don’t blame people for feeling this way, because there have been case where protests have gone to far but it is because of meninist, which is man’s way to joke about the real problem that is happening. Men say that women could never be equal because of our physical attributes, but, we as women, aren’t asking to be the same as men only to be equal to men. Most would think these are the same things but when you honestly think about it they are very different; and while I am on the subject, it isn’t impossible for women to have the same physical strengths as men and it isn’t like there aren’t thing women do better than men, so why are we judged by these myths.

What shocks me is the fact that after 200 years our world is still fighting these battles, because of  how we are still judging people based on everything but their personalities. You would think after so much time society would be different than it was but it isn’t, and you can come up with excuses:

It isn’t my problem.
It doesn’t affect me.
It wouldn’t matter anyway.

But it is your problem, it does affect you, and it would matter. Whether you are a man or a women, colored or white, gay or straight, religious or anything else you could make a difference.

Every little thing counts when it comes to our lives.

“We can’t all succeed when half of us are held back.”
-Malala Yousafzai

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