Meninism? (or why we need feminism)
Meninism? They mean Masculinism. And no, meninists are illiterate scum that are too lazy to look up the definition of feminism. Meninism is just a mere mockery of feminism, which proves that we can’t request equality without pretentious men making everything about themselves.
The definition of Feminism is the social, economical and political equality for all men AND women. Believe it or not, even men are oppressed, and these issues aren’t even recognized, which need to be today. People who say they don’t need feminism are selfish. Do they have any idea what’s going on in the world at this moment? How selfish can one be to ignore the fact that there is so much oppression, different types of oppression, all over the world?
Alright, one may think that equality is the only factor in feminism. Well, let’s take a minute to guide the anti-feminists out of their privileged rock while they are enlightened about the real world. There are so many factors that deal with feminism. They can be categorized in three ways: Social factors of oppression, political factors of oppression, and economic factors of oppression.
We need feminism because dress code is implying that a boy’s education is more important than girl’s education.
We need feminism because less than fraction of rapists who get prosecuted are actually jailed. More than three fourths of them are let go. Because it’s the woman’s fault for “dressing like that” and “she was leading me on and teasing me.”
We need feminism because catcalling is seen as compliments when in actuality, they’re offensive and degrading and belittles women to the equivalent of an animal. If men are so unable to control themselves in the presence of women, then how are they even allowed to control entire nations?
We need feminism because men can walk around shirtless and be seen as “confident” and “body-positive” and when a girl with big breasts is wearing a lowcut top (not even showing nipple) is seen as “slutty” and “has no self respect” when self-respect has nothing to do with being modest. Just like Willow Smith said on Twitter, “The day that woman can casually be topless and not be raped or degraded will be the day that women will be equal in society.”
We need feminism because things like “Go make me a sandwich!” “Get back in the kitchen” “you hit like a girl” are conditioning the new generation in thinking that this is the role of all women. When our little one’s are exposed to “like a girl” insults, they are taught that girls are weak. That’s what the “Always” commercial “#LikeAGirl” was trying to portray.
We need feminism because men are raised in believing that “boys don’t cry, and when they show the slightest moment of weakness and “emotion”, they’re labeled as “sissies” and “wimps” and most commonly, “gay.” As if “gay” is an insult. Even when there’s a gay male couple, people assume that there HAS to be a masculine and feminine figure in the couple so they can parallel to a straight couple, which show that they are so unaccepting of LGBT couples because straight couples are the only exception.
We need feminism because most of society assumes women pursue “feminine” jobs (secretaries, nurses, housewives, etc.). Plus, there is a definite wage gap between the average pay of men and women. “In 2013, female full-time workers made only 78 cents for every dollar earned by men, a gender wage gap of 22 percent. Women, on average, earn less than men in virtually every single occupation for which there is sufficient earnings data for both men and women to calculate an earnings ratio.” That’s a short thesis from the “Institute for women’s policy research” website. (http://www.iwpr.org/initiatives/pay-equity-and-discrimination ).
We need feminism because the ratio of men and women in politics and in the Supreme Court is pretty self-explanatory enough. Since the dawn of time, most men say that women should not be allowed to be participate in “big decisions” because women don’t know what they’re talking about because their periods make them irrational and emotional.
We need feminism because when it comes to abortion rights, (in most states like Texas for example) women have just about no say in them. The only ones making these laws are arrogant old white men who know nothing about abortion and pregnancy by they will never have reproductive organs like that of a female. They will never have to raise a baby that is an eternal reminder of them man who attacked and violated them in the worst and most traumatic way possible and live with the constant reminder because these ludicrous hypocritical Christians say that women have no say in the only decision that is theirs and theirs alone.
It took 50 years to get women’s advancement in property rights, divorce and child custody laws, employment and educational opportunities, and more social freedoms. Our heroes responsible for these rights, Susan B. Anthony and Elizabeth Cady, didn’t work their butts off to see the feminist movement crash and burn because of some ignorant Meninists.
As bad as women’s oppression in American sounds, the suffrage and oppression in Third World countries make our oppressions look like privileges. But to make it clear, oppression is NOT a competition. In places such as India and Pakistan, mothers and grandmothers are getting attacked with acid along with their children by their husbands and they can’t even do anything about it because they have nowhere else to go. Young girls, even by the age of 10 are being forced into sex slavery and human trafficking. They’re being forced into marriage. Women are being shot by their own people just for attempting to get an education.
Emma Watson, Beyonce and Malala are great icons of feminism. Watson and Beyonce are doing their best to use their careers to bring awareness for the feminist movement. Malala got a Nobel Peace Prize “for their struggle against the suppression of children and young people and for the right of all children to education.” On The Late Night Show with David Letterman, Aziz Ansari said, “You’re a feminist if you go to a Jay-Z and Beyonce concert and you’re not like “I feel like Beyonce should get less money than Jay-Z. Also I don’t think Beyonce should have the right to vote. And why is Beyonce singing and dancing? Shouldn’t she make Jay a steak? I’m sure he’s very tired after walking and rapping those two songs.” In this generation, we’re starting to see more and more celebrities bring awareness for feminism.
Our society needs it so desperately.
Do research; look up other people’s opinions. Research every side to different opinions. Absorb as much as possible. The whole spectrum of feminism is so complex and diverse it’s difficult to explain every angle on just a few pages. Everyone should be a feminist if they don’t want to be that arrogant imbecile that thinks society is fine the way it is.
Everyone should be a feminist if they believe in not only equality, but in justice for both sexes. Justice for all gender types and sexual preferences. Justice for all religions. Justice for all races. Justice for all who are oppressed. Justice for all.
We need feminism.