Feminism is defined as “the advocacy of women’s rights on the basis of the equality of the sexes”. Although this may be true, feminism in America today has become something completely different. Feminism used to be a movement of woman who fought for gender equality, but now the feminist group is fighting for women’s rights and completely disregarding the rights of Men. In fact, some feminist are going as far as labeling all men as misogynistic pigs. Even though Women and Men are pretty much equal, feminist still argue that there is a roughly 78 cents wage gap, which is completely false. Statistically, Men are more likely to ask for raises or more likely to take risks that ends up earning them a promotion. Women on the other hand are statistically more likely to take days off for maternity leave, or just take days off in general, which would earn them less. I also find it odd that on a “Day without women”, feminist and some women abandoned their jobs for the day, which would, in turn, earn them less of a day’s salary, which would only fan the flame to the mythical wage gap. http://www.npr.org/2011/02/14/133599768/ask-for-a-raise-most-women-hesitate Modern Feminist are notorious for making false claims, including the idea that we live in a rape culture, the idea that women are oppressed, and the wage gap. The idea that we live in a rape culture is ridiculous because rape culture is defined as “a society or environment whose prevailing social attitudes have the effect of normalizing or trivializing sexual assault and abuse.” and in America, rape is looked down upon and you will get arrested for committing acts of rape, so America doesn’t have prevailing social attitudes of normalizing or trivializing sexual assault. Oppression is defined as to “keep (someone) in subservience and hardship, especially by the unjust exercise of authority.” Women are certainly not oppressed in America, as Women have equal rights to Men, and not to mention, we almost had a Woman for president. Because of the obnoxious feminist who actively speak out and get themselves on the news, feminist supporters tend to have a bad outlook on the white male because feminist tend to speak bad about them. In fact, Men have a lot of disadvantages as opposed to women
https://www.quora.com/What-are-disadvantages-of-being-male-as-opposed-to-female this website gives some examples of Men disadvanteges. Most feminist start to call anyone who does not share their beliefs or disproves them a sexist, or something along those lines. Some feminist argue that video games objectify women and appeal to the male fantasy(even though some video games show male character with no shirt), which is partly true because the majority of gamers are male, and the gaming industry will try to get gamers to buy their product by objectifying women. Some feminist even say that killing a female player in an online game should be considered rape, and some games such as football are promoting rape, which is simply untrue. Although, the feminist in the middle eastern countries are fighting real oppression, so we should give respect to them. Hopefully you all can learn the truth behind modern feminism in America and become a little more educated.
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