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Week Two Journal Prompt: Feminism

Posted by naomi.namnam39 on November 22, 2020 at 2:35 AM

To me, feminism is both a movement and a lifestyle. Today in the modern world, women have the same standardized rights as men do, such as getting a job and voting. We often take these relatively small things for granted, as women of the past had to protest and fight for these rights. There are many waves of feminism throughout history, the most three prominent being: the suffrage movement in the early 1900s which was the fight for the right to vote, the women’s rights movement in the 60-70s for women to get out of the traditional role of being a stay at home wife and mother, and to finally get a job for themselves in order to become more independent; finally, the new wave of feminism, which includes the women’s wage gap and rape culture. Feminism is usually looked at as a radical movement of men-hating women, when in reality, if you aren’t sexist, then you are a feminist. Misogyny throughout the years has painted feminism as a radical movement in which people should look down upon. It is often seen as radical women claiming “kill all men” and that women should rule the world, when in actuality, all the people who participate in the movement just want women to be seen as equals, and not as a second class citizen.



 

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