Persuasive Essay On Feminism

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Feminism has been around since the 1840s, which makes it decades older than anyone alive today. Therefore, it is expected that feminism would have achieved its goal of equality by now. Surely it is a movement that is done and left for the history books. Sadly, this is not the case. Instead, there is heated debate over whether or not feminism has accomplished all it set out to do. On the one hand, some people view feminism as a finished movement that should be left behind in the past as it has caused more harm than good. Alternatively, some people consider feminism’s work to be ongoing as men and women are still unequal in various aspects. Overall, feminism needs to continue its pursuit towards equality in present day society because the pressure …show more content…
Alison Owen, a producer of Suffragette, puts it perfectly- women have been able to vote for almost one hundred years, and yet “we have to be vigilant that things don 't go backwards”, especially when considering how much stress young women put on themselves to fit the ideal. Basically, when women first achieved the right to vote, many assumed that the right meant equality for all and that feminism had done its job, much like some people feel today about the new wave of feminism. However, much like feminism back then, present day feminism still has a long way to go. Young women should not feel so pressured to meet a specific standard that magazines and movies set in order to make it in the world. Women should make it in the world based on their own accomplishments and standards they set for themselves. Moreover, women should not feel like they are being deeply scrutinized every time they post a new selfie or status. That type of expectations is exactly what feminism intends to abolish. Until this need for perfection is eradicated in our society, the feminist movement still has work to …show more content…
In fact, Melissa Kite, writer for The Spectator 's Real life column, argues that many young women believe “that feminism is an ex-philosophy”, while middle age women fully believe “that female opportunity is pegged to fertility” and that destroying that toxic mindset should be the main focus of the revived feminist movement. If feminism had done what it is intended to do, then women of all ages would be experiencing the same rights and status as men. Instead, some women, mostly younger, are being treated properly- either due to their high beauty appeal or the fact that they live in a feminist bubble (a place where people actually understand and live by feminist ideals of equality)- while the rest are not, with an added emphasis on older women. Current feminism must be used to correct this imbalance so that all women can experience the rights they should have had a long time

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