Do you believe feminism has helped or hurt today’s woman? Feminism was created to encourage equality between genders. It was created to benefit the women and make them equals to men; however that still has not happened. The feminist women were feared and disliked by many. Maybe this fear was needed in the people’s minds to keep the women safe. Their ideas have hurt the modern women in many ways instead of helping like it was planned. Now men cannot be blamed for something a group has done. It generalizes the male gender, and also discriminates against them. Through this feminist movement, to gain equality, women are discriminating against men which contradict their beliefs of equality. On the other hand the radicals of the movement have made men seem like animals and are completely against women everywhere. They are the ones who hurt today’s woman rather than help. Through their radical views they hurt the image of the females as a whole and made them seem like “man-haters.” Although times have changed, the public opinion still holds true. Modern feminists are looked down upon by many plainly due to their views. Although termed modern feminism, it holds a negative implication to it. No matter how much their view might have changed and how hard they have worked to change it, that negative undertone will always remain. Due to this negative approach people usually fear the subject or those involved with it, or they are exasperated by it. In doing so they’re disconcerted to speak against them and causes an unease, which does not help the cause of feminism, it continues to hurt it. Feminists look at feminism selfishly, they want equality; however not everywhere, when it benefits them. One great example of this is women cannot be drafted into the army, while men can (Sullivan 2007.) There’s very little predicament there, not many feminists are seen protesting against it. This also has hurt the self-esteem of some women. Housewives who were satisfied with what they...
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