The Failure Of Feminism Analysis

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In the short article “The Failure of Feminism” the author, Phyllis Chelser, wants to inform readers how feminism has now changed into something with which feminists of the past may not agree. Feminism can be a touchy topic at times that people may want to just avoid. It has a very unique history as well. Originally, feminism started with the women’s fight for the right to vote. Later on feminism carried to other individual issues such as woman wanting to escape from normal gender roles and get normal nine to five jobs and eventually rise up the rankings in those jobs like men. The issue now is that despite the fact that Feminism started as something meant to strengthen and empower women across the globe, it has become many different groups …show more content…
In the article she states that “Today and unlike the former movements, the term ‘feminist’ is received less critically by the female population due to the varying feminist outlooks. There are the ego-cultural feminists, the radicals, the liberal/reforms, the electoral, academic, ecofeminists… the list goes on” (Dorey-Stein, 2015). In the article, she mentions the many sub-sections of feminism. She says that “Feminists are Republicans and Democrats, right-wing conservatives and left-wing radicals; feminists are both religious and anti-religious, anti-abortion and pro-abortion, anti-pornography and pro-pornography, anti-gay-marriage and pro-gay-marriage. Feminists come in all ages and colors; belong to every caste, gender, class, and religion; and live everywhere. (Chesler, …show more content…
In Reeds article, “How Feminism is failing millennial women”, she writes about some of the growing issues in the work place today. She believes that the laws put forth to help women in the work place did not turn out the way that feminists thought they would and they may have backfired and they are now hurting woman. In Reed’s article as a response to Ginsburg she states “Unfortunately, this approach to gender equality is not what my peers and I are exposed to on a daily basis. It turns out that Supreme Court opinions from brilliant female minds like Ginsburg are not frequented on today’s best-seller lists” (Reed, 2014). These types of feminists have a different agenda in mind and they are not wrong and should not be demonized for considering personal body rights to be an issue, but they should realize that sometimes issues like that shouldn’t be the main focus, and that there are bigger issues that need to be addressed, as Chesler Mentions in the article. In the article, she also states, “To my horror, most Western academic and mainstream feminists have not focused on what I call gender apartheid in the Islamic world, or on its steady penetration of Europe. Such feminists have also failed

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