In 1848, in the United States, women stood together at a conference in Seneca Falls, NY to discuss their unjust in the system and go over their grievances. After a couple days of the convention, about 70 women and about 30 men signed the Declaration of Sentiments, which outlined their said unjust and grievances. Just a few of those issues were:
Married women were legally dead in the eyes of the law
Women were not allowed to vote
Women had to submit to laws when they had no voice in their formation
Married women had no property rights
Divorce and child custody laws favored men, giving no rights to women.
I cannot even fathom living the life Elizabeth Stanton, Susan B. Anthony and all of the other women being so incredibly suppressed. However, it does make me proud, as a woman, to know that these women fought the system, as much as they could, to achieve the freedom women currently have.
Knowing this, why wouldn’t I want to be considered a feminist? All a feminist means is “a person who supports women’s rights” Of course I support women’s right, however, I do not like or appreciate the attributes which coincide with being a “feminist”
These are the top stereotypes with being considered a feminist:
10. Feminists hate men
Feminists hate the idea of family
Feminists are masculine and unattractive
Feminists hate God
Feminists don't shave
Feminists are all pro-choice
Feminists can't be stay at home moms
Feminist whine about everything
Men are not feminists
All people who label themselves as feminist believe in the exact same things.
I hate how the war against women, and even back in the 1960’s as a countermovement, completely squashed the term feminist and turned it into the image of a manic woman hating anything and everything that has to do with men.
I am proud to be a woman, and will forever stand up for women’s...
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