My Recovery From Feminism Analysis

In My Recovery From Feminism Courtney Reissig begins by giveing a brief history of the feminist movement, constructed of three stages. The first stage began as a push for women to have the same rights that men did, such as to vote and hold property. Next, in the 1950’s and 1960’s, it became a “happy housewife” movement, focused on the idea that women deserved better. These two movements, particularly the first, sought the equality of men and women, but the third movement, todays movement, seeks more than equality, it seeks for women to be better than men. Reissig tells of how she was a modern day feminist in college; she was anti-marriage and did not want to have children, she did not want to loose her independence. She tells of how feminism …show more content…
I believe that Reissig’s view on feminism directly coenscide’s with the traditional christian values, she is essentially denouncing modern day feminism and calling for more traditional man and women/husband and wife …show more content…
It’s bad for feminism, written by Cathy Young, explifies the same message that Reissig gave on modern day feminism, its male-bashing. Today many women use this as feminism, they attack men with a strong focus on their personal behavior. This distracts from real issues that first-phase feminism would have wanted to address, such as equal pay and equal employment. This bashing obviously tends to sour men to modern day feminism, and even women. Many modern day feminists even complain of mens use of public transportation, how they take up to much room because the spread there legs open. Young also speak’s on how it is socially acceptable for women to bash their ex’s, but totally not for men to do so. These attacks on men are so prevalent today that popular online media outlets often write articles with the sole purpose to bash men, all of this bashing makes men not want to partake or help with the real problems women face today. It is common for men to be fired or expelled from college over mere allegations of sexual assault or misconduct, something that is near never heard of for women. This article by Young directly affirms Reissig’s belief about modern day feminism, it has simply become men-bashing and is ignoring the real issues. Young goes much more in depth with this idea, as she does not bring religion into it. She talks of just how big of an issue this is today, it is part of our social lives, the media, and even the

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