Feminism, Its Misconceptions, And Its Relevance Essay

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Feminism, Its Misconceptions, and Its Relevance Modern feminism, also termed third-wave feminism, is a much-required societal component. A common argument against feminism is the animal kingdom in which female apes worship male apes, but division of gender simply can not follow this trend, for humanity requires more civilized thinking (Berlatsky, Noah). Today’s existing culture restrains women and men through learned behaviors, gender roles, and institutional sexism. Men and women have certain expectations reliant on their gender, and while society encourages specific gender roles, statistics prove that while society has evolved, our ideas of gender have not. Depending on gender, people are expected to perform certain tasks. Furniss, Clare finds that in the 1950s, typically a man went out and made money while the wife stayed home and did domestic work (Furniss, Clare). As suggested by another author, women are generally expected to aspire to marriage. A husband can often times be the best thing a woman achieves, but men are rarely if ever taught that marriage is something to aspire to. Women are also taught that in an unhappy marriage, it is their fault. Women are taught to sacrifice careers, dreams, and more. Men are rarely expected to do the same. The same source also notes that when author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichi was in school, she rightfully won the title of class monitor, as she scored the highest on the qualification test; however, only after she had spent…

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