Feminism, By Satoshi Kanazawa Essay

1378 Words Oct 20th, 2015 null Page
Throughout my life, I have heard the phrase “I am not a feminist, but I believe in gender equality” countless times. This statement is a contradiction. Feminism, by definition, is the belief that men and women should have equal rights and opportunities. Gender equality is feminism, and if you believe in gender equality, then you are technically a feminist. Unfortunately, throughout the years, the word “feminism” and “man-hating” have often been interchangeable, which is why many women are reluctant to identify themselves as feminists. The word “feminism” is often misinterpreted in our society; a prime example of feminism mistranslated is found within an article titled “Why Modern Feminism is Illogical, Unnecessary, and Evil” by Satoshi Kanazawa. The author claims that feminism is “illogical” because he believes the concept is based upon the assumption that men and women are identical in all aspects. He also argues that feminism is “unnecessary”, as he believes that women are more privileged than men, and that feminism is “evil”, because it makes men and women unhappy. As a feminist, I couldn’t disagree more with these arguments; I believe that feminism is extremely important in our society and all around the world.
To begin, Kanazawa argues that modern feminism is considered “illogical” because, according to the author, feminists assume that “men and women are on the whole identical”(1). In my opinion, I believe that Kanazawa’s first point is extremely inaccurate. Nowhere…

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