Essay on You Don 't Hate Feminism

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The article I chose to analyze is called “You Don’t Hate Feminism. You Just Don’t Understand It,” and it is about how different people have reacted to feminism. It starts off by introducing a group called Women Against Feminism. Basically, this is a group of women who are using social media (such as Facebook and Tumblr) to showcase other women and the reasons why they 're against feminism. You can go onto their Facebook page and see pictures of women holding up signs explaining why they don 't need feminism and most of the reasons are just embarrassing. For example, a really bad one reads; “I don’t need feminism because I love masculine men like Christian Grey :-P.” (Shire). This simple example sparks the whole idea of the article and also the ethical question of my analysis, which is, has social media misconstrued the idea of what feminism is and what feminism stands for? In this article the author, Emily Shire, presented a very convincing arguments. Her argument states that her frustration isn 't about the criticism that feminism receives, but that the criticism is so unintelligent and ignorant. She then references one of Women Against Feminism 's Facebook posts which is a woman holding a sign that says, “I don 't need feminism because I believe that men and women are EQUAL, not that woman should belittle men.” ( This post was so frustrating to her because the definition of feminism is basically people that seek equality between men and women, but since…

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