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Feminism is Dead

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Less than one third of women in the US would call themselves a feminist. YouGov’s latest research shows that most Americans (53%) say that they are not feminists, though just over a quarter (26%) say that they are feminists.
Most women will say “yeah I’m for women’s rights, but I wouldn’t call myself a feminist.” there are so many women who think the term is unattractive. Carrie Underwood said “I wouldn’t go so far as to say I am a feminist.” Women are scared of the title and what comes with being a feminist even though about 85% believe in equality between genders said Women in the world News in association with the New York Times. The words associated with feminism have turned sour because people think that being a “feminazi man-hater” is what advocating has become, feminism has become something different now.
Women who are feminists tend to have a warped idea of equality. The face of feminism has changed from an equality group to one that really just wants a reason to hate on guys. When someone says that they aren’t a feminist because of they don’t agree with the way some feminists act, they get attacked because “feminism is about equality.”
The definition of feminism is “the belief that men and women should have equal rights and opportunities” as stated in the Merriam-Webster Dictionary. Feminism at its core is about equality. It’s about being treated equal to everyone around you. The problem is the people that practice feminism don’t act upon these values.
Emma Watson who’s best known for her role as Hermione in Harry Potter has recently become an activist for the #heforshe movement which advocates that everyone should be on board for feminism. “I was appointed six months ago, and the more I have spoken about feminism, the more I have realized that fighting for women’s rights has too often become synonymous with man-hating.” Watson Said. “If there is one thing I know for certain, it is that this has to stop.”
There are Facebook pages dedicated to women saying they don’t need feminism because most women have rejected the idea of man-hating feminism. Women don’t want this feminism.
The problem with women who aren’t feminists isn’t that they don’t believe in equality. The problem is that they don’t believe in the group that surrounds feminism. Feminists aren’t all man-haters and hypocrites. Feminism needs a new face. It’s every woman’s prerogative whether they exercise their right or not.
There needs to be changes within the system in which women gain the right to be treated equally, and as respectable people. Not objects, not defined by clothes. People. Feminism needs to stop being associated with hateful language, and start being recognized as an act of equality. There is a difference between Equality and Misogyny and a separation of the two is vital for continuation for this movement. Wayne Dyer said “If you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change.”

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