Feminism And The Feminist Movement Essay

817 Words Feb 1st, 2016 4 Pages
Feminist When I log onto my Twitter account, my timeline is quickly plagued with quotes such as “Twitter feminist are just bitter lonely women, who loathe life and men”. Statements like these led me to believe that people are confused on what feminism is, and what feminism does for our culture. A feminist is a person, male or female, who believes in the political, social, and economic equality of the sexes. I assume that the hatred displayed for women, who believes in equality of the sexes, is because some people are having a difficult time adjusting to the changing climate of the relationship between men and women. The feminist movement, acting as a counter to patriarchal views, is changing the culture by challenging the political, social, and economic structures of the sexes. The feminist movement is changing the culture by challenging the political structure of our nation. It is not uncommon to hear generalized statements such as “Women are too emotionally unstable to lead a nation”, and such comments are simply untrue. Women like Marissa Mayer, who is the CEO of Yahoo, Hilary Clinton, who was the Senator of New York, and Michelle Obama, who is the first lady of the United States of American (USA) are proof that women can hold leadership positions and excel at them. Another issue important to the feminist movement is that our country acquires an equal representation of the sexes in order to truly be a country of the people. The national census data base states that…

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