Women 's Rights : The New Wave Of Feminism Essay

1450 Words Nov 4th, 2016 6 Pages
The first time i saw the mention of meninism was when the twitter @meninistTweet was created and started gaining popularity quickly, with 1.25M followers today. seeing the retweets on my timeline of vulgar, sexist and idiotic posts, i clicked on the tweet directing me to the account, and upon investigating, was disgusted. with every scroll, the further down i went, the more enraged i was. blatant disrespect for pressing issues raised by the new wave of feminism were mocked, but not only the issues, but feminists as people as well. countless posts painting women’s rights activists as ugly, lonely, overweight, irrational men haters littered the page. I thought to myself how can “meninsts”, who supposedly established themselves as a voice for the unspoken men’s rights issues, so childishly use their platform only to immaturely bash people fighting for equality instead of shed light on the issues they’re supposed to be fighting for.
The term meninist was first coined in the early 2000’s as a term to describe male feminists who knew the real meaning of the word feminism. They supported the feminist agenda, which promoted the textbook definition of feminism, which is “the advocacy of women 's rights on the grounds of political, social, and economic equality to men.” (Merriam-Webster) The meninist movement today is mostly a twitter trend, and the main twitter account, @MeninistTweet, has a bio description stating that all the content is a “(parody) obviously sarcasm”. Even if the…

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