Feminism gets a bad name.
For stereotypical feminists, the kind you're thinking of, the term itself has no meaning. It is used as a tool for them - a simple way to get what they want, to bash on men, to play a victim. Here, honour is lost and ethics have been robbed. By bashing men, a disgrace is being made of the point of feminism, and that is a movement to create equality for both genders; to assert an equal, fair male and female space. If done right, feminism has the power to embrace people around the world. If done wrong, women are lowering themselves further, quite to the contrary of empowerment they love to credit themselves for.
Feminism is important and necessary.
Only 6 weeks are given off work to women after they have a baby in the United States.
In Afghanistan, girls can be sold for money for food.
Should social injustice occur, advocates are bound to be present - and they are. Concerning this, they are called feminists. Feminists are advocates for women around the world. They are the ones who demand not only equal, but fair rights for men and women. In Canada, most displeasure concerning women's rights have been addressed, but around the world there is still concern as to whether women's rights have been reevaluated to the proper extent. Unfortunately, they most definitely have not. Still there are women work more and are paid less than men. Still there are women have no say in who they marry. Still there are women who cannot vote. Of course, while celebrating progress is both exiting and important, there will always be criticism where something is challenged. Moreover, if nothing is challenged, progress will not be made. Feminism will not stop until it's goal has been reached. It is important and necessary.
Your opinion is your right as an individual. What you chose to believe is up to you.
- Gabriella Hall