Feminism : Women 's Rights On The Grounds Of Political, Social, And Economic Equality

789 Words Sep 29th, 2016 4 Pages
The discussion that has debates like no other is that of feminism, either you are for it or against it, but could there be more to the black and white that has been created? We live in a country that is said to have equal opportunities for all, often using this as an insignia to push our standards upon others. In order to understand and approach the topic of feminism, I have to understand what is feminism exactly and how is it perceived; just because we think we know what something is, does not mean that is how it is perceived socially. Feminism, according to Merriam-Webster (2016) is defined as "the advocacy of women 's rights on the grounds of political, social, and economic equality to men." Though this is the definition of the term, according to some, feminism tends to be perceived as the movement for the oppression of men. This fallacy that exists is quite extraordinary, and thanks to it, communities like that of the pickup community, tend to indirectly begin to believe in the oppression of women or perceiving them as objects. You would think in a technological age where information is available instantaneously, individuals would be slightly more educated versus relying on propagandic media or non credible third parties. Personally, I do believe in the equality for all genders, but a mistake I see in the States is the generalization issue of oppression in the rest of the world. A common misconception is that Muslim women are oppressed all around the world, but this…

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