Feminism: Advocacy Of Women's Rights
“So you hate men?”
“No, I just simply believe that being a male doesn’t make you better than me and that being a female doesn’t make me better than you.”
“So, what were you saying about how to do the lab, again?” he sounded almost apologetic.
He said nothing more on the matter.
Feminism is the erasure of gender roles means that people are open to do what they want without the limits or expectations of gender. Stereotypes play into that because they often prevent and discourage people from being individuals because they they must adhere to stereotypes in order to be accepted within society. An example of a stereotype that feminists work towards eliminating is that women are weak, feeble minded, and in need of male guidance and protection. These stereotypes often arise out of bias. Bias is prejudice in favor of or against one thing, person, or group compared with another, usually in a way considered to be unfair. Bias can be caused by one 's values, beliefs, culture, or experiences in one 's life. For instance unequal pay is caused by bias as men are often paid more than women for equal work. Double standards also are fought against by feminism, to ensure that everyone is treated the same. Double standards are when rules or principles apply to different people differently. For instance, it being seen as acceptable for women to cry, but it is deemed emasculating for a man. Equal pay, bodily autonomy, and the inclusion of other equal rights movements, such as LGBTQ rights and racial equality, are included in feminism because the central belief of feminism is that facets of someone’s identity is such as gender should not play a role in the way someone is treated because we are all