Feminism In Rebecca West's 'Breaking The Myth'

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Breaking the Myth

Who thinks that “feminism” means “hating men”? This term is one of the most confusing ones out there. Rebecca West, one of the world’s greatest female writers, tried to explain it by: “I myself have never been able to find out precisely what feminism is: I only know that people call me a feminist whenever I express sentiments that differentiate me from a doormat”. The dictionary gives us a long, boring explanation. The key words that should be remembered are “the fight for equality of the sexes”. So why do some people think that this radical idea has anything to do with the hatred for men? Feminism is classified in three waves. Who knew? Apparently, the first one included the women who tried to open …show more content…

Will the “world” try to stop this? This one’s representatives are persons like Hillary Clinton, whom we all know that she “is an American politician who served as the 67th United States Secretary of State under President Barack” or so Wikipedia says. Surprisingly, there are two more persons who declare that they are feminists, Emma Watson and Miley Cyrus. Would you have guessed that? I did not. I thought that the article gave false information, but I researched this idea for a bit and it is true. I found Emma holding a speech in order to promote …show more content…

For instance, Nicolae Ceauşescu was manipulated by his wife. We should not judge a book after its cover or after reading a paragraph. There are criminals and rapists who should be punished for their deeds, but not all men are that way. Moreover, this is a “big, fat” contradiction and this is why most women disagree with the idea that men are not so “worthy” as women. It goes against everything they have done until now because “feminism” means “equality of the sexes”. Misandrists betray the women’s movement by hating men. Being a feminist does not mean that I or anybody else “blames every individual man you know for hundreds of years of oppressive behavior”, even if some of them did awful things. In addition, feminism and masculinism build the meaning of egalitarianism, which means “affirming, promoting, or characterized by belief in equal political, economic, social, and civil rights for all people”. This definition is given by

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