I have no interest in ideological clones, only fully-fulfilled human beings. Similarly, many women in scientific fields have talked about the barriers that keep them from advancing, and often that keep them from staying in the field at all. It bothered me that my brother was allowed to actually have fun and play with things like chemistry sets and play sports while I was expected to be quite and clean up. Therefore, this is sexism and is attributed to the pay wage gap. Feminism is important to me on a personal level my life improved tremendously after I had my feminist awakening , and I also feel strongly that it's an important social priority.
In the end, we all must honor the beliefs, values, and ideals that feel right and good to us. As long as I'm not harming others, I want the opportunities to do the same things in life that others do. There's nothing wrong with being angry, and so long as our arguments are solid, our feelings don't make us wrong. We focus on one problem at the moment and then we move on to more and more problems. It's just a nice way of thinking. None of them would ever think of consent before forcing himself on a woman. Think denying employment opportunities to transgender people is unfair? When you hear about a new school shooting happening in America, you don't think, I wonder if it's a woman this time? If I see feminists take a turn in that direction instead of the shitty direction they're taking now, I'll proudly proclaim I'm a feminist.
Stay for the cultural awareness. These ideas are constantly reiterated in popular culture and they do influence how we see people in the real world. People's lives are at stake; urgency is the only appropriate response. Even as people may profess that they believe in gender equality, they may say they're not feminists. Over the past couple of years, my views regarding this have shifted.
When you hear about stuff like Boko Haram burning towns and kidnapping girls, you don't have to think to yourself, Hey, I wonder what the gender of these douchebags is, do you? But if this were really the case would there still be a 23 percent? What it will destroy is traditional, polarised power structures and establish a more level-playing field. That's the one and only reason I don't like to call myself a feminist - because I believe feminism is something you do. So, it wasn't really called anything in our house. While reading through Women Against Feminism posts that say things such as, I don't need it because I already feel equal and I don't want feminism because I don't need special treatment, and don't support sleeping around, I can't help but think it isn't about our personal wants and needs, though they are all relevant, but rather what we -- as a society -- needs. It's a socially and culturally supported misuse of power that keeps one group at the top and others beneath them in many senses — financially, physically, etc. Because men are abused and raped as well. If you don't see differences as weaknesses and believe in equal opportunity for all, then you believe in a feminist idea.
Because womens body's have been completely sexualised. Admittedly, feminism did start of as a great movement aimed to raise the rights of women to meet that of men. Beware men who treat you as a sounding board off of which to bounce their internal struggles with manhood. It happens at least once a fortnight. It was the fact they used the word that struck with me the most.
This may be true to a certain extent, but the key point is that this conference was not a private meeting among scientists. I believe everyone in the world deserves equal rights. There will be attention from both feminists and the people who hate that sort of thing yes, those people exist. Related subreddits: Please direct meta-discussions regarding this subreddit to. I would much rather it would not be necessary to be a feminist. And who do you think drew them up in the first place? And they also spend a lot more time, effort and money on their appearance because of these expectations.
Because so many more reasons ffs we need feminism I literally don't understand why so many people think it's so wrong to ask for equality between men and women jfc? I have two daughters, strong young women with a strong mother, raised in a family with some basic sharing of responsibility--for a long time I was the main breadwinner and also the person who did all the cooking and nurturing, while my wife handled every operational detail of our household; now we have equal incomes, one daughter is grown and in college, and responsibilities have shifted, but still the same sense of balance and mutual and complementary skills. It's not difficult to see why feminism is unpopular - after all, it challenges patriarchy, the bedrock of most societies across the world. I'm cis, white, went to college, and now somewhere in the middle-class. The vast majority of people I speak to do believe in equal rights for men and women, but the conflict is about how that equality should be achieved. Many people fear that feminism will mean that men will eventually lose out — of power, influence, impact, authority, and control, and economic opportunities.
A person with dark-rimmed glasses, bright red lipstick, and a patterned shirt shrugs, looking bewildered. Thanks for confirming what part of my brain knew all along! Now I'm not saying lose your job. Feminism has been associated with strong, forceful and angry women, and our society continues to punishes forceful women. I know that sounds kind of heady, but it's just not possible for men to be the victims of sexism. I respect that… in fact, I love that idea, and I feel as though feminism today does not do justice to first and second wave feminism and their goals.
Look at men attacking women through their comments. Beware men who have made a career off of how feminist they are. If I'm told I must wear a certain style of clothing but yet others aren't enforced the same rule, then I'm against that too. Ooh, but men have it so much worse in family court! To me, feminism is best not when it is a doctrine but a methodology and a value system. I'm a feminist because I like having basic human rights. As long as men are the dominant group, they can't be the victims of sexism. You can't change the whole entire world at once though.
A man's role in feminism is to 1 recognize and fully accept that they carry gender privilege, 2 listen to women and others who are oppressed by patriarchal systems and values, 3 use their privilege to benefit those who do not share that privilege, and 4 call out misogyny when they see it. It's these false assumptions that cause anti-feminist campaigns, such as the recent , which consists of people posting photos of themselves with statements such as: I don't need feminism because I don't choose to ignore the fact that men have issues too and I don't need feminism because I already have equal rights. Come with an open mind and a willingness to consider another's perspective, and build some bridges! Male feminists are not immune to their masculine socialization —. My conversion was a good friend inviting me to a feminist book store. The men already only give a damn about themselves, why should you neglect your own needs to also meet his when he doesn't care? Apportioning blame is useful only insofar as it pushes forward that project.