So what is Feminism?
Feminism is the advocacy of equal rights for women. A feminist is a person (man, woman, or child) that believes in the political, social, and economic equality of all sexes.
A feminist does not hate men.
A feminist does not believe that women are more superior.
A feminist can be a straight man, straight woman, gay man, gay woman, trans people, cis people, black people, white people, asian people.
A feminist believes in the equality of both men and woman.
A feminist believes in human equality.
The ideology of feminism dates back to the Renaissance Era where women began writing of the misogyny they endured by society. The term was called protofeminism, and it wasn't until after the 17th century did it become feminism.
Why do we need feminism in our lives?
A man can essentially sleep with several different girls and he is considered "the man" and is praised, whereas a girl can sleep with several different guys and she is considered a slut and is condemned.
To this day a man and a woman can have the same exact job and do the same exact thing-yet, the woman is paid 75 cents for every dollar the man is paid.
In the case of Steubenville, high school football players Trent Mays and Ma'lik Richmond transports, undresses, and rapes a 16 year old intoxicated girl. The boys were trailed for rape, but yet the CNN crew felt sorry for the footballers. How does one feel sorry for rapists?
In Montana, after the rape of his 14-year-old student, Stacey Dean Rambold spends only 30 days in jail. The 47-year-old claimed that the victim, Cherice Moralez, was the one responsible for her actions- that it was her fault that she looked older that her age. The attorney argued that she had led Rambold on and therefore she had to take responsibility of the actions brought upon by her rapist. The man received thirty days in jail. Cherice Moralez later killed herself waiting for the pending trail of her rapist.
Nowadays, rape culture is becoming the new norm and that is terrifying. A woman's claims of rape or cry for help can be disregarded because of "what she was wearing" the night before, as if a short dress is consent for sex. Little boy are raped also, is it because of "what they were wearing"? No of course not. Rapes happen because of rapist, not because of women.
We need feminism because of this injustice against women.
How can you deny basic human rights? How can you deny your rights.