Feminism has never been such a controversial topic the ongoing complexity in which accompanies ones identification as a feminist brings a lot of heated debate. Speaking from my own experience here , i personally have had my own fair share of accusations , vey ridiculous ones that clearly seems to stem from the lack of education on the subject so people would highly likely surrender to the mainstream stereotypes and try to use that against you and try to categorize you sort of speak.
So for some people, if you happen to be a feminist this directly implies that you’re a man hater , you are a bitter, angry person, who doesn’t shave , and gay even. which is a pretty funny thing to me because i don’t fit into any of those molds oh , except for the “man hater part “it is for sure not an innate part of feminism but I just simply hate men alongside being a feminist lol.
In short a feminist is a person who believes in the social, political, and economic equality of the sexes , IT’S NOT A BAD WORD like seriously this shouldn’t be a current issue anymore and speaking of “what’s current” others also like to point out that feminism is no longer relevant nowadays , that it is an out dated thing And To this i have a lot to say .
Feminism is still and will always be relavent as we aspire for a more equal world fighting for liberation is not about voting rights and jobs but rather it is about looking on how women are preceived and treated by a society in our day-to-day life
Patriarchy which is this cultural system that values masculine tendencies and characteristics over feminine tendencies and characteristics works to devalues women and seize to put men in a dominant position thus retaining females in a subordinate one.
the patriarchal structure of a society screws both genders equally although women do bear the main brunt of it . As this traditional definition of masculinity that determines what is manly enough for a man to do and what it’s not and to act accordingly , Men cannot emotionaly express themselves not alone cry because again it is not seen as manly enough to do so
women are not encouraged to asspire for jobs that are traditionally seen as “ men only jobs” instead, Women are encouraged to aspire for marriage , settling down , having a family of their own although it is really important here to point out that being a feminist does not mean i can bash women who choose to be housewifes because liberation lies in the choice and making the choice to be a stay at home mom does not make a woman any less of a feminist it does not and should not make her feel worthless .
Society sets standards of how each individual should determinely fonction according to their own GENDER
Because you know , gender roles YAAY
Women trafficking is a reality , women are used a commodity in which to buy and sell
The word woman is used as an insult
Rape culture is glorified this include normalizing sexual assault , catcalling …
Honour killing a a horrifyingly brutal practice that entails use of the patriarchal power to punish women ( by killing them ) for absolutely ridiculous things like not agreeing to an arranged marriage , dressing in a way that is perceived as being inappropriate or provocative and the list goes on
women in sudan and many other countries still face the horror of female genital mutilation (FGM)