Why we should all be feminists?
Women or any other gender that are no lesser than men are considered to be
weak by the majority of the society just because they are all not men. In the
society where it has made us to believe that it’s the women who is responsible
of any vulnerable behavior of a man, I think knowing the importance of feminism
in today’s world is much needed to a society.
The paper explains what’s feminism and why it is important for every individual
to be feminist. This paper will also help getting the idea of the types of
feminism and the impacts of it.
Descriptive and analytical methods have been followed by the researcher
throughout the paper and as the secondary source books and other articles along
with website has been referred for the accomplishment of the research paper by
Feminism can be one of the most hated and misunderstood topics in today’s world.
The reason is none other than the patriarchal men hate seeing women rebellious
about their rights and ignorant of the fact that they’ve to be submissive under
a man. Keeping in mind that this is a very sensitive topic lets understand the
definition of what Feminism exactly is;
feminism (noun) the advocacy of women's rights on the ground of the equality of
Basically, feminism is a movement that aimed the ideologies of social,
political, economic and personal equality among all sexes. It’s an effort to
change and fight the stereotypical believes of the society that serves injustice
to women and other genders along with men.
Types Of Feminism
Liberal Feminism: Liberal feminism, also called mainstream feminism, is a main
branch of feminism defined by its focus on achieving gender equality through
political and legal reform within the framework of liberal democracy.
Radical Feminism: Radical feminism is a perspective within feminism that calls
for a radical reordering of society in which male supremacy is eliminated in all
social and economic contexts, while recognizing that women's experiences are
also affected by other social divisions such as in race, class, and sexual
Cultural Feminism: Cultural feminism is a variety of feminism which emphasizes
essential differences between men and women, based on biological differences in
reproductive capacity. Cultural feminism attributes to those differences
distinctive and superior virtues in women.
Socialist and Marxist Feminism: Marxist feminism is a philosophical variant of
feminism that incorporates and extends Marxist theory. Marxist feminism analyzes
the ways in which women are exploited through capitalism and the individual
ownership of private property
Ecofeminism: Ecofeminist thinkers draw on the concept of gender to analyse the
relationships between humans and the natural world.
Why Is Feminism Important To Women?
Feminism is important for women since it makes us realize a women does not
belong to her house and her kitchen, and a women’s duty is not just to take care
of the family but she also has to conquer the outside world without feeling any
lesser than a man. Feminism have given education and profession to thousands of
women who thought would end up in kitchen as most of their mothers did. It is
believed that only men are capable for balancing the outside world such as
financial, social, economic and political stuffs.
Women are often told to be beautiful, soft, sweet and since cannot handle things
that are rough outside the world as it is considered stereotypically, is another
way of keeping her under control. In similar words we can also name it as
Benevolent sexism. A Benevolent sexism is something that is told to women which
seems positive but isn’t. For example; “You are a mother you wont be able to
handle work since being a mother itself a tough job”. The statement states
indirectly that she is incapable of handling the work since it is already her
only duty to look after her children. Regardless of all this society still
thinks women has attained equality when even now women’s family have to give
dowry for marrying their daughter and when she has her husband’s name after her
as if she is his property. A women’s relationship status is considered important
to her career and will be affected by her personal life since it is considered
more important serving men than serving herself that’s why she is addressed
“Miss.” before marriage and “Mrs.” after marriage whereas for men their personal
life doesn’t affect their career that’s why they are only addressed as Mr. and
nothing else. Even working women is being claimed that she was given freedom by
her family or her husband at least to work where the choice isn’t even theirs to
give. People still believe that its normal to take control over a girl’s life
and not on a guy. Most importantly how can even people claim that women attained
equality when she does not even get paid for the same position where a man is
getting paid mor e than her? In worst cases such as rape where the victim is
totally blamed for the actions for the culprit just because she is a voicing the
excuse that she asked for it since she wore short dress or since she walk alone.
How long are we going to ask our girls to be safe and not ask guys to behave
properly? How is it a girl’s responsible if it’s the guy who cannot behave
themselves around women? We are justifying crimes by claiming the nature of the
men when it’s is not.
Why Is Feminism Important To Men And Other Genders?
Feminism is also important for men because it completely bursts the
stereotypical believes that only the man of the family have to work or a man has
to be physically and mentally strong in order to show masculinity. Not lying but
a lot of this patriarchal believes have put men under various pressure of toxic
masculinity. Feminism lets a man be himself in anyway without getting
interrupted by patriarchal ideas where he can also be a normal human who shows
like girls are being raped brutally or being involved in domestic violence men
and other genders such as transgenders are also being a victim of it. They are
not allowed speak up cause according to the patriarchal society, male rape or
trans rape victim doesn’t exist and it is impossible for a man to get raped. And
here feminism does the real work by shading the light to the unspoken truth that
happen to men and others.
What Is Toxic Feminism?
The toxic feminism is something where feminism is completely misunderstood or
following the stereotypical and ideas of patriarchy. Toxic feminist might be
responsible for misleading the feminism. Toxic feminism induces the idea that
women are superior than men or not to respect men or sometimes purposely being
ignorant about the male victim’s issues. Toxic feminist also happens to take
advantage of rapes and other violence in order to threaten male victims if they
deny to do so as they’re said to. Just like toxic masculinity can be a major
threat to women, toxic femininity can also be a major threat to men.
What Can Be Done Regarding Toxic Femininity And Masculinity?
In order to lessen these the only way is to stop making or imposing gender based
roles, there is no gender for any work o roles, it doesn’t always have to be
mothers when it comes to parenting and father when it comes to working.
Why We Should All Be Feminists?
It’s important that we all are feminists because feminism has never bought a war
on anything with the intention of suppression anyone except it demanded the
equality and freedom of choices of the individual irrespective of gender, cast
Written By: Laminsha Nizam
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