Why Modern Feminism Is Illogical, Unnecessary, And Evil?

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Throughout my life, I have heard the phrase “I am not a feminist, but I believe in gender equality” countless times. This statement is a contradiction. Feminism, by definition, is the belief that men and women should have equal rights and opportunities. Gender equality is feminism, and if you believe in gender equality, then you are technically a feminist. Unfortunately, throughout the years, the word “feminism” and “man-hating” have often been interchangeable, which is why many women are reluctant to identify themselves as feminists. The word “feminism” is often misinterpreted in our society; a prime example of feminism mistranslated is found within an article titled “Why Modern Feminism is Illogical, Unnecessary, and Evil” by Satoshi Kanazawa. The author claims that feminism is “illogical” because he believes the concept is based upon the assumption that men and women are identical in all aspects. He also argues that feminism is “unnecessary”, as he believes that women are more privileged than men, and that feminism is “evil”, because it makes men and women unhappy. As a feminist, I couldn’t disagree more with these arguments; I …show more content…
Kanazawa considers feminism to be unimportant because, in his opinion, women are less discriminated against in our society and because of feminism, more women are becoming less and less happy. In my opinion, I completely disagree with Kanazawa. I believe that there is still a large gap of discrimination between genders. We must all contribute and help to close this gap, because if not, then many people will continue to suffer. The world needs feminism, now more than ever, because it is the only solution to ending gender inequality and because if we do not do something about it, then I fear no one else

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