With the latter two categories not in favour of equality then the only remaining category, if you are in favour of equality, is feminism. Misandrist feminist beliefs have negative ideas that men should suffer for their past suppression of women. This deters many people from labeling themselves as feminists. Sandra Kim addresses this in her article “How Most Things You Know About Feminists Are Vicious Conservative Lies”: Misrepresentations of feminism are so powerful that many progressives and liberals today don’t necessarily want to self-identify as a feminist even when they believe in what feminism stands for. They don’t want women or anyone else to be abused, raped, exploited and discriminated against.
Internet sites are often created by feminist extremist that are education the public in ways that they want to hear, not what is true. Real feminists don’t hate men; they want to be equal. The renaming of feminism would not be help the movement as it is about women and equality, because a women are the group not all humans. The word feminist defines the movement, and is about being equal, but for women to be equal to men. This is very similar to blacks, and whites.
De Gouges based her case on two fundamental issues – survival and security. She knew society perceives women as the responsibility of men and they belonged to the private sphere, but she wanted to make use of the Revolution climate to detract women from this conventional identity and role. Only then can women ensure its survival without depending on men or charity. For de Gouges, dependence causes oppression and subordination of women. Therefore, de Gouges calls for education for women which would liberate them from the conventional private domain of family, and hence, would ensure their survival (De Gouges 1791).
Feminism is certainly not a new word that has suddenly popped up with Sheryl Sandberg’s book Lean In. It is a concept that has been trailing on for decades. According to Sandberg, feminism is the equality between men and women such that there is advancement of women’s’ rights and their societal position so as to even the playing field for both genders. However, Bell Hooks argues that this description is too simple and was long ago challenged by visionary feminist thinkers, in particular women of color. “These thinkers insisted that everyone acknowledge and understand the myriad ways race, class, sexuality, and many other aspects of identity and difference make explicit that was never and is no simple homogenous gendered identity that we could call women struggling to be equal with men” (Hooks and Bell 673).According to Hooks and Bell, feminism is all about putting an end to sexism, sexist exploitation, and oppression.
According to the Ocean Encyclopedia, “Feminism is both an intellectual commitment and a political movement that seeks justice for women and an end to gender inequality, sexism, in all forms.” There are many different kinds of sexism in the world that have been a cause of conflict, disagreement, controversy, and numerous other problems. Feminists disagree about what sexism consists in, and what exactly ought to be done about it; what they generally disagree is about what it means to be a women or a man and what social and political implications/suggestions gender has or should have. Feminism can be seen as an alternative vision of a just world. Philosophically, feminism does not only bring a variety of political and moral claims, but it does bring ways of asking and answering questions, critics; it makes us become more critical toward issues that surrounds and affects us. We as humans should be aware that the most important themes in relationship with feminism are human rights, race and racism, the self, sex work, and the most
2. FEMINISM IN SOCIAL GENDER DISCUSSIONS Although feminism is a doctrine aimed at improving the situation of women and expanding the role of women in society, different feminist approaches have emerged since the groups struggling for this purpose are not homogeneous groups. Separating the approaches of groups that focus and fighting around certain topics according to their turnover needs in general as Classical Feminist Approaches and New Term Feminist Approaches will facilitate analyzing feminism types that have a chronologically complex structure. 2.1. Classical Feminist
Women right activist groups today, however, are very politically alienated as compared to the 1960s. Feminists emphasized, and continue to emphasize, that gender roles are social constructions that amount to a system of oppression. Feminists argued for equality, both political and social, for women, as well as fundamental changes in their roles in the home. The questions raised about gender also paved the way for entirely new movements, such as the movement for gay rights. Some of the issues taking frontline in discussions for women rights in mainstream Western societies today include reproductive rights, pay equality, and equality of educational
To sum it up, he thinks that women are irrelevant figures when not only compared to men but also compared to society. He summaries a part of the basis of his reasoning on women in one statement: her art is false. They would rather live false lives then to admit to the truth. Women today avoid the truth at all times and when the truth is revealed, they become discontent. Woman’s “chief concern is appearance and beauty, (Nietzsche, 226).” A woman’s concern with the material causes them to be consumed with the superficial and distracts them from meaningful activity.
Drawing on Anderson’s (2015) definition, modern misogyny is a devious and subtle form of prejudice that uses feminist ideology against itself. The 21st century paradigm, as Anderson discussed in Modern Misogyny: Anti-Feminism in a Post-Feminist Era, asserts that feminism won, and that women are now empowered and have limitless choices. These mistaken notions of gender equality in modern world underpin what Anderson called modern misogyny, which has especially detrimental effects on women since it deters collective action in favor of individual. Issues such as sexual harassment and assault come to be individual victim’s problems, and are overlooked as systemic sequel of inequality. Social changes enabled modern misogyny to build up a stronghold.