The Feminist Agenda Is Not About Equal Rights For Women Essay

1249 Words Apr 28th, 2016 null Page
"The feminist agenda is not about equal rights for women. It is about a socialist, anti-family political movement that encourages women to leave their husbands, kill their children, practice witchcraft, destroy capitalism and become lesbians” (Pat Robertson, 1992). With respect to Mr. Robertson, Feminism is about equality. Despite its focus on the female gender, Feminism does not correlate to man-hating. Feminism, while an American design, is a global movement. Despite advances in women’s equality in America, there are still social issues that demand the need for Feminism. Transgender issues, third-world oppression of females, and the emergence of rape culture are all examples of such issues.
People who identify as transgender do not conform to their assigned gender at birth. Transgender issues have been highlighted in recent years, due to the emergence of popular public figures in the Transgender community. These figures include Jazz Jennings, Gigi Gorgeous and Caitlyn Jenner. People that identify as transgender face a myriad of issues, particularly discrimination. Discrimination of transgender people is present in schools, the workplace, and in social settings. This has caused the need for a more specific form of feminism –Transfeminism. Transfeminism is a form of feminism that focuses on achieving equality for transgender women.
Discrimination based harassment is measured to be 78% for students that identified as transgender. The effects of this harassment is damaging…

Related Documents