Essay on Feminists Are Not The Movement

1101 Words Sep 17th, 2015 null Page
“Feminists are man-hating, bra-burning, big fat ugly, unhygienic women who are needy, whiny, greedy, lesbians” (“Yes All Women”). Similarly to all social groups, feminists are given harsh, demeaning, and false stereotypes. Not all feminists hate men nor are they all unhygienic. Feminists are not all homosexuals either; in fact, feminists can be celebrity male role models such as David Radcliffe, Harry Styles, and Chris Colfer. Over the years, feminists have dealt with being branded by negative perceptions that derive from the media - not the movement’s mission in itself (Law). In contrast to the extremist propaganda, feminism is simply the urge for men and women to have equal rights and opportunities.
Dating back as far as 1848, feminists have rallied together to stand for what they believe in, stated directly from the Declaration of Independence: “We hold these truths to be self-evident: that all men and women are created equal”. The many activists whom pursued women’s suffrage were empowered when in 1869 Wyoming granted women complete voting rights (“Women’s Rights Movement”). The momentum did not stop there; women who were known as their “husband’s keeper” began to expand their knowledge in the workforce; such that, “in 1960 women accounted for six percent of American doctors, three perfect of lawyers, and less than one percent of engineers” (“American Feminist Movement”). Although these working women were profoundly making strives for equality, women were routinely…

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