Essay on Feminism Has Gone Too Far

1389 Words Nov 22nd, 2016 6 Pages
Feminism has gone too far. Radical feminists are no longer seeking “equal rights for women”, but are now trying to promote the superiority of women to men. For example, “Women Only” clubs are acceptable, but “All Men” clubs are sexist? This equality was evidenced in the most recent Presidential election when a female won the popular vote and only lost the Electoral College by a very narrow margin. I believe that we have come far enough now to be able to look for the best person for the job regardless of gender. Gender equality issues are certainly still a problem in America, but not the way most people think. Feminists have pushed past equal and are asserting that they are superior.
In the infancy of the feminist movement, women were seeking equality in politics, education and the workplace. The political equality of women was established in 1920, almost 100 years ago, when the 19th Amendment gave women the right to vote. In Sheryl Sandberg’s essay, Lean In: What Would You Do If You Weren’t Afraid, she reminds us of a time her grandmother, Rosalind Einhorn, described what it was like growing-up in the 1920’s. One example of the everyday sexism she remembered, “Her parents, aunts, and uncles addressed her male cousins by their given names, but she and her sister were referred to only as ‘Girlie’” (642). Women in the 1920’s and before faced terrible sexism, but sexism today is radically different. After Women’s Suffrage was passed, women began working, but not many…

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