Stop Oppressing Me !

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Stop Oppressing Me! (An Examination on the Sources of Injustice towards Women) Women have faced innumerable hardships and adversities since the dawn of social roles and classes. It just seems to be that women are just under men for whatever reason. Beauvoir aims to extrapolate on this concept in her discussion piece called The Second Sex. In this essay she covers many points like history, literature, psychoanalysis and biology. The topic that was most debated can be surmised by Laura Maguire in an excerpt from her Philosophy Talk “All that started with Beauvoir’s The Second Sex, where Beauvoir outlines the ways in which woman is perceived as “other” in a patriarchal society, second to man, which is considered—and treated as—the “first” or…show more content…
My skin crawls with disgust just uttering the phrase. Beauvoir had a good movement going, it was reasonable logical and was for the good of humanitarianism on masse. Modern feminism is basically a self-deprecating joke of a movement. I’m not saying all women are part of this movement, I feel like the actual feminists are just die internally at the sight of other women just making a fool of their entire gender. They basically whine and complain about not being “equal”, yet do nothing to actually change it except whine, complain and be complete harlots. People wonder why feminism has a bad name, these women are why. I don’t think I accurately stated just how self-deprecating these “feminists” are. An excerpt from a Forbes article by Susannah Breslin accurately portrays the idea, “Feminism claims to be about empowerment. In fact, over the years, it has increasingly devoted itself to promoting the image of women as victims. Victims of … pop culture. …of sexism. … Of discrimination. … Of other women.” Beauvoir would be ashamed, in fact a section of her essay is quite appropriate I think. “If her functioning as a female is not enough to define woman, if we decline also to explain her through “the eternal feminine,” and if nevertheless we admit, provisionally, that women do exist, then we must face the question: what is a woman?” This hits home the fact that modern feminism really isn’t feminism at all, if anything it’s
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