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Why Feminism is, still, needed.

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Yes of course! There are still a lot of oppressed women everywhere which should be inspired to take a stand now.
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I am so sick of people rolling their eyes at the word"feminism" or"feminist". As somehow it is an insult to still want equality? Yes, our sisters before us have done so much to get us to this point. Yet we are still far from being free of the patriarchy, and there is still so much that we need to fight for.
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I am so sick of people rolling their eyes at the word"feminism" or"feminist". As somehow it is an insult to still want equality? Yes, our sisters before us have done so much to get us to this point. Yet we are still far from being free of the patriarchy, and there is still so much that we need to fight for.
Of course! There is still so much sexism, which we just accept, and experience, as the norm, which is the exact reason as to why change is needed. Why Feminism is needed. We are bombarded with images of what size we have to be, how we need to be behave, what we need to wear, and what we have to say and do in order to be desired, nevermind accepted, within society today. As we, as women, grow up, believing that our role is life, is to be wanted and desired, in order to be accepted, to be successful and worthy. Sure, we can get an education, work and vote, which is no small feat, and we have, brave and fearless women, such as the Suffragettes’, Rahima Moosa, Lilian Ngoyi, Helen Joseph, Sophie Williams, and many nameless others, to thank for that. Yet, we cannot stop here, we still need to fight, we still need to be heard, as there is still so much injustice and inequality. The only difference being that it is not enforced by state law, in most Western countries that is. However, it is still in the media. It is still in the catcalls and whistles. It is still in the buddy system that we have created in fear of being raped. It is still in the lower salary that we receive for the same job as a man. It is still in how we look at ourselves in the mirror, and not believing that it is good enough. It is still in the stereotypical roles that we are expected to play. It is still in social conversations concerning our behaviour. It is still in the beauty industry, and what we pretend to enjoy wearing and doing. It is still in “what did she expect, she was drunk?” ,“Her skirt was far too short.” and, “She was asking for it.” This is still in a Westernised society. I haven’t even gone into societies in which women, by law, are not recognised, by the state, as adults. (The Guardian Rule)
There is so much to fight for. We cannot stop with a march or two.
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I can agree with this from the other side of the spectrum. It is disgusting, that I hear men whistle at my girlfriend, if we walk somewhere. The fact, that it is not even safe for her to walk on her own, without something terrible ,potentially, happening to her. This needs it end. This is repugnant.
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I don't understand as to why being called,"a feminist" is such an insult, and is done, in social circumstances, with a negative connotation. Why is the word"feminist" automatically greeted with the image of a woman with hairy armpits, instead of what it actually standard for. Feminism is simply fighting for equality, and not stopping, until the scales balance.
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I don't understand as to why being called,"a feminist" is such an insult, and is done, in social circumstances, with a negative connotation. Why is the word"feminist" automatically greeted with the image of a woman with hairy armpits, instead of what it actually standard for. Feminism is simply fighting for equality, and not stopping, until the scales balance.
perfectly said. The liberties that women in America enjoy are only a dream for women in Middle East like myself.
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If feminism doesn't exists then men will just keep taking advantage of the inequalities in our society.
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If feminism doesn't exists then men will just keep taking advantage of the inequalities in our society.
of course! it's important that feminism is there to ensure that we don't regress.
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of course! it's important that feminism is there to ensure that we don't regress.
Yes especially with people like Trump leading the US.
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Feminism is needed because everybody needs to be reminded that we should treat women equally every single day.
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Feminism is needed because everybody needs to be reminded that we should treat women equally every single day.
well said Robert!
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Feminism is needed because everybody needs to be reminded that we should treat women equally every single day.
very good insight!
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yes of course. feminism should still exist even if there's equality among men and women.
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Yes so we will never forget where we started.
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Yes so we will never forget where we started.
Correct. We need to remember.
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Feminism is needed because everybody needs to be reminded that we should treat women equally every single day.
yes! thanks for that Robert!
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Feminism is there to encourage and empower women. This is something we needs regularly. We need to be reminded and inspired to fight for equal rights and treatment.
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Feminism is there to encourage and empower women. This is something we needs regularly. We need to be reminded and inspired to fight for equal rights and treatment.
well said!
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