The other day, a guy told me to “go make a sandwich” because women “belonged in the kitchen.” Of course I felt offended because who wouldn’t be? At the same time, I also couldn’t take my mind off the fact that inequality between sexes still remains. What happened to feminism? I hear less and less about it, so I did a little bit of digging to see what exactly the current state of feminism is.
Don’t get me wrong, I have a deep respect for feminists (shout out to all the ladies and men out there who dedicate their lives towards fighting for women’s rights), but I discovered that lately, there has been a new breed of so-called feminists known as the modern feminists. These modern feminists are making their mark in social media but with a different take on feminism. Instead of simply fighting for the basic equal rights between sexes, modern feminists discriminate against men and address them all as rapists. To them, all men are the same, and “same” is equivalent to sexist pigs. Altogether, the entirety of the opposite sex is viewed as the ultimate enemy.
By definition, feminism is the advocacy of women’s rights on the grounds of political, social, and economic equality to men. So if these modern feminists do not treat men as equals, aren’t they being hypocritical? Instead of striving for equality, modern feminists are actually seeking superiority over men. It is quite hypocritical to ask for “equality” when you are committing the same act you proclaim to be immoral towards another group.
I think that we all know by now that if there is a pro-group, you can most definitely expect to find an anti-group. In response to the modern feminists, a group of anti-feminists have also made its appearance. Anti-feminists disagree with everything modern feminists are for, and in a way, anti-feminist views resemble the feminist ideal more.
I respect the efforts of feminists and agree that we should have equal rights, but I don’t see how modern feminists can be considered truly feminist. The way I see it, you can be a feminist for inequality just as well as an anti-feminist for equality. Feminism is also a choice, not an idea to be forced into.
Hopefully one day, both sexes can make their own sandwiches.
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