Bad Feminist Analysis

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Whenever the slightest portrayal of sexism is seen, feminists are quick to react and correct what is wrong. The solution to sexism is not to blatantly ignore it and say it does not exist anywhere; the solution is to stand up for what is right and implement the actions that need to take place. In “Bad Feminists” by Roxane Gay, it was stated that “[her] favorite definition of a feminist is one offered by Su, an Australian woman who...described them simply as ‘women who don't want to be treated like shit’” (Gay 169). That is basically essential for all bad feminists. In relation to that, the women in the article “Female Chauvinist Pigs” use that approach to feminism to define different aspects of life. More so than not wanting to be treated like shit, they just want to be recognized by their male counterparts to even get a start. Based solely on their gender, women are already placed at a disadvantage in the workplace …show more content…

Take that and put it into the phrase ‘female chauvinist pigs,’ and you get a person who assertively supports the raunch culture of females. This also relates to the term ‘tomming’, or when a person, typically a female, tries to makes a thing or situation more masculine to gain more support, either physically or emotionally. This is just so they can be put on an equal playing field as men. However, it should not take an act such as tomming to make them on equal footing. In “Female Chauvinist Pigs,” the topic of the ultimate goals for feminism was discussed. In was noted in Levy’s article that the ultimate goal of feminism was when someone acknowledges another person’s inner ‘slut’ in themselves. This was shown by Germaine Greer, a pioneer for the feminist movement. She always talks a lot about sex-positive feminism, which is a movement revolving around the main idea that sexual freedom is an immensely important component to women’s

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