Now, I could finish this blog post even within one sentence by simply saying yes; but for anyone who needs convincing as to why Feminism benefits everyone, here’s why.
Feminism is a movement in which I support wholeheartedly, and always will. After all, it’s a movement which strives for gender equality which is why I’ll never understand why Feminism has so many negative connotations. No, we don’t hate men one bit and we’re not all lesbians (but why should that matter if we are or not?) ANYWAY.
Feminism is a worldwide movement which benefits men and women across the world. From western society, to the middle east. It upsets me how many people still think Feminism is about women hating men or wanting to be above men, which certainly isn’t the case. I openly identify myself as a Feminist because I believe in equality for ALL and because I love men and women, and I wish people could share that love equally as well.
I’m going to put my hands up and admit that I used to think Feminism was about women hating men; before I was educated on the topic, of course. But at the end of the day, Feminism fights against sexism, misogyny, patriarchal oppression and discrimination. It’s scary that we still live in a world where people are still prejudiced against others because of their gender as well as race / religion etc only to name a few.
Feminism supports men and women regardless of their race, ethnicity and religion. Which means Feminism can benefit you reading this blog post right now, no matter who you may be.
Now some of you reading this may oppose Feminism for the very reason that it’s called Feminism. The reason it’s called Feminism however, is because it’s still women who are the most oppressed worldwide. Of course it’s improved, but we still need Feminism to help stop that patriarchy for good. Yes, Feminism is a movement which benefits all- but why are we opposing an equality movement based on it’s name rather than what it’s actually about??? It still baffles me.
Feminism breaks traditional values which influence gender inequality- something in which both men and women are victims of. You know the idea that women should fulfill the ‘homemaker’ role, or that men should be ‘masculine’ enough- hey guys, you’re not expected to live up to traditional gender stereotypes- keep doing you. That is just one of the reasons why Feminism benefits everyone.
I hope I have made the point clear that Feminism doesn’t just concentrate on female oppression, but male oppression too. Believe it or not, Feminists do like men with some of my bestest friends even being male- I know right?
To finish this post, I am going to distinguish between a Feminist and a misandtirst using this Tumblr post which I recently saw online:
Bottom line, Feminism can help benefit you reading this right now- and can benefit everyone. Stop making a gender equality movement out to be ‘toxic’ or ‘awful’.’ Feminism has helped empower me as a woman, and show me that there is nothing wrong with being a strong, independent woman who doesn’t want to conform with gender stereotypes as well as benefit many others worldwide.
Love and happiness always,
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