Essay about Women Are Not The Only Gender Suffering

2605 Words Nov 21st, 2016 11 Pages
Today we live in a society where women, overall, are paid “80 cents to every man’s dollar with a gender wage gap of 20%,” (IWPR). This is just a simple example of the inequality between sexes in the United States alone. Women are not the only gender suffering though. According to RAINN scholarly article, “1 in every 10 victims of rape are men,” and yet the main focus of rape victims are females. The new wave of feminism is focused on creating an equal opportunity for all sexes. Feminism is a term that is associated with the equal rights of all sexes, genders, sexualities, race, ethnicity, and more. The inequality in the U.S. of gender, sex, race, nationality, cultural background, and religion is staggering; therefore, the fight for equal rights should be prevalent today.
Feminism is the belief in the social, political, and economic equality of the sexes (Reisenwitz). Feminism comes in waves, throughout new generations to make the in the moment issues prevalent. The waves bring up a time to be proud to fight for equal rights. “We know through painful experience that freedom is never voluntarily given by the oppressor; it must be demanded by the oppressed,” (Dr. King). Feminism is not a new topic, but it is bringing more attention to the feminist movement than it has in the past decades. These individual eras of Feminism are called ‘waves’ and each wave has a general viewpoint on what is needed in the now of that era. It focuses on women’s rights in the beginning, but in the…

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