Essay on Feminism : A Feminist Perspective

1169 Words Nov 29th, 2015 5 Pages
“I think that every women in our culture is a feminist. They may refuse to articulate it but if you were to take any woman back forty years and say ‘Is this a world you want to live in?’ They would say ‘No,’” Helen Mirren, the acclaimed English actress once said. The question this statement raises is why are women refusing to identify as feminists? Through common misconceptions and miscommunications, feminism has been give a negative connotation by groups of extremists who hate men and hid behind the word feminism. Feminism needs to be redefined and revealed for what it really is, gender equality. Because feminism has been give a bad name, people believe they hate it, when in reality they just misunderstand it. Feminism is an open invitation for both sexes to come together for a common problem, gender inequality. Over time, feminism has been turned into a word of disgust. When said aloud people shy away, but why? Feminism should stand for equality among the sexes, but as the movement for equality continued, so did the violence towards men. Now, feminism is seen as a group of man hating women seeking to put down men as men have put down women for hundreds of years. Women like Robin Morgan, a magazine editor that has said, “I feel that ‘man-hating’ is an honourable and viable political act, that the oppressed have a right to class-hatred against the class that is oppressing them,” is the reason feminism has been given a bad name. For some reason these extremists think that…

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