Essay Is it Feminist to be a Power Feminist?

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Is it Feminist to be a Power Feminist? Just as we ask many questions about what it means to be a feminist, power feminist, or any other group that takes roots in feminism, it is apparent that these groups themselves are asking the same questions. Just in our text book alone there are almost a dozen types of feminist groups that have different stances on nearly every single issue in feminism. Outside of the text book there dozens more small feminist groups as well that surely do not see eye to on every issue either. Some vocal “power feminists” that are listed in our “Gendered Lives: Communication, Gender, and Culture” by Julia Wood include Naomi Wolf and Katie Roiphe. These women both argue that the only thing holding back women is the …show more content…
I was able to find a blog titled “a woman against feminism” where the title matches exactly what this woman posts. As I first started reading some of her blog posts I kept thinking to myself that she sounds like a power feminist because she keeps talking like she is sick of feminists feeling sorry for themselves. She mentioned that many statistics that feminists bring up can be looked at in more than one way, however that is true for nearly anything. This blog is a great example of how many power feminists feel. She has a quote from another power feminist by the name of Susan Brownmiller that states “rape is nothing more or less than a conscious process of intimidation by which all men keep all women in a state of fear.” They believe that the only thing holding women back is themselves and this false sense of fear that they have. For a movement to be considered feminist I believe it has to have intentions of improvement for women in some shape or form, whether that improvement is simply just awareness or something concrete. Women have every right to fight for equality in my opinion, however not all feminists see eye-to-eye on every topic as mentioned previously so it might not even be the men of the world that hold women back in some cases but rather different groups of feminists. I do believe that a good portion of women do have some sort of opportunity to enrich their lives in some shape or form by taking

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