Myths About Feminism

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Myths about Feminism Debunked
The term feminism can be used to describe a political, cultural or economic movement aimed at establishing equal rights and legal protection for women. Feminism involves political and sociological theories and philosophies concerned with issues of gender difference, as well as a movement that advocates gender equality for women and campaigns for women's rights and interests. Although the terms "feminism" and "feminist" did not gain widespread use until the 1970s, they were already being used in the public parlance much earlier.

Myth #1: Feminism has made women equal now, and there is no need for feminists or the current women’s movement.

Women are still behind in many different ways; they continue to be paid …show more content…

But intersectional feminism is about dismantling oppressions of all kinds, including (but not limited to) sexism, racism, classism, cissexism, heterosexism, and ableism.

Myth #6: Only women can be feminists

Just like you don’t have to be an animal to support animal rights, you don’t have to be a woman to support equal rights for women. Feminism is an idea that aims at providing equal opportunities to women and supporting it has nothing to do with your gender. Men can be feminists too. Anybody who supports equal rights for women is a feminist. So, if you treat all the women around you as your equals on a personal level, if you think they are as able as men in all aspects, if you disapprove of concepts like patriarchy and matriarchy because they put one gender above the other, you’re a feminist too. And, there is absolutely nothing wrong with that. It is actually something to be very proud …show more content…

They’re considered to be gay and accused of misandry, for no valid reason. No, male feminists are neither going against the law of nature nor betraying their own gender by supporting women’s rights. Supporting gender equality for women doesn’t make a man any less of a man. Feminism isn’t a war of the two sexes. It is a man standing up for what is right, for humanity’s sake. Men don’t have to be against one sex to be helping the other one. In fact, male feminists are bringing down stereotypes against men too, making life much easier for their fellow men.

Myth #10: Feminism and equality are different things

Actually, feminism and equality are the same thing. Being a feminist means believing that men and women should be treated equally, regardless of gender. Sexism affects half of the entire population of the planet, so naturally the fight for gender equality includes individuals who are also victims of racism, homophobia, classism, and other forms of

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