• 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

    • I didn’t know that there were feminists who thought this way, very surprising. Some of the accusations that they’ve stated is ridiculous of course but I’m sure that there are a lot of feminists who don’t whole heartily agree with some of these statements that’ve been made by some. A question that I’ve been wondering is, should women still be feminists if they now have equal rights to men? If yes or no, then why?

    • Dear Caleb,
      I can totally relate to this issue with a game called overwatch. Most of the female had a slim body type which didn’t really didn’t stand out at first. Later on someone made a complaint that this wasn’t a good sign for all woman. So billzared (the creators) decided to make a new charcter that feature a body builder type of person. This is my opinion and i believe that when a person kills a female character in a game, that is not rape. I think it’s just the way they “exagerate” about the game or maybe I’m just now seeing the bigger picture. Please respond to me when you can.
      Sincerely,
      Aydan Tesillo

    • Dear Caleb,
      I am intrigued by your statement on “women are not oppressed in America,” because men and women are not equal. Things have gotten better like you said “we almost had a women president,” but most of the people voted opposed thought that a women cannot run a country. We also deal with women getting paid less compared to men. Let’s look at the NBA and the WNBA, the NBA players make millions more and the WNBA makes thousands of dollars yearly.

    • Dear Caleb, I am extremely disappointed with your article for a variety of reasons, First of all that grammar isn’t the best, Next, you deny a problem that you see everyday but still refuse to acknowledge it.You are looking at feminism in one dimension, you don’t even bother to bring up things like sex trafficking and prostitution. Justifying every struggle women go through isn’t going to solve them. Acting blind will only let the problem grow.

    • Dear caleb ,
      i disagree with your article because it is completely bias to the side of men .One thing that stood out tome is when you said that ” roughly 78 cents wage gap and taking days off for maternity leave . it is not the fact of how big the gap is it is the fact that us women get paid less regardless if it was 78 cents or $ 3.00 .just because women have different genitals we shouldnt be treated less than a male .The thing about maternity leave is ignorant ,Women are oppressed by men regardless if we almost had a women president that is not the big picture what about all of the shaming that women face on a daily for how they look and like you said you had said the wage gap thre are many other ways women are oppressed by the opposite gender

    • Dear Caleb,
      I am intrigued by your opinion on modern feminism. Although there have been feminists that have said or gone to the extreme in their actions, I don’t think you can draw a general definition of feminism. You have a negative connotation based on the negative views you have seen on feminism.
      One thing you said that caught my attention was: “… but now the feminist group for women’s rights are completely disregarding the rights of men.” I do not believe that this is the case. Feminism is a complex topic. I believe that in this sense and in this modern time, women want society to stop sending messages (through magazines and media, etc.) that tell women to be less ambitious than men and focus on physical appearance while men are encouraged to compete for careers and jobs.

    • Dear Caleb,
      I agree with your article due to the fact the motive of the movement for being a feminist has changed, ignorant woman want to create respect with disrespecting gender and the purposeful meaning of feminism. There are women who are humiliating the pride of other women, in which who actually want to make a difference. “Because of the obnoxious feminist who actively speak out.” It’s always the ones who are uneducated who try to talk down on the topic.

    • Dear Caleb,
      Your post only looks at one certain type of feminists. I can see where you are coming from if this is all you have been shown from others and in the media, you are only being provided with one side of the story making your accusations false. A statement made by yourself, “Women have equal rights to men.” ; is not true because like you said earlier there is a wage gap and feminists would not be created if that statement were true. Although some feminists are extreme and angry and may go out on rages to try and prove their point, not every feminist has the same approach.

    • Dear Caleb,
      I am interested in your post because feminism truly lost its meaning throughout the years and has been given a whole different aspect.
      One thing you said that stands out for me is: “Feminism used to be a movement of women who fought for gender equality, but now the feminist group is fighting for women’s rights and completely disregarding the rights of men” because this is completely right women take advantage of this and consider it a way/excuse for anything.
      Thank you for your post. I look forward to seeing what you write next, because your view on modern feminism is very agreeable.
      Regards,
      Jennifer Lopez

    • Dear Caleb,

      I am suprised with your article because you talk about how men & women are “pretty much equal”. I respectfully disagree with you. Try putting yourself in a women’s shoes and see how it goes from there. Genetically, we are not the same. Everyone is different with their own problems. One thing you said that stuck out to me was when you said “women are statistically more likely to take days off for maternity leave”. It is really not an excuse, women have to take care of their own lives before going to work as well. I think it is important to think about ourselves because men would not understand the pain a women goes through while giving birth. I do not look forward to seeing what you got next but i know you can improve. Use more of your sociological imagination when you write about another person or gender.

      Regards,

      Jiovanni Valdez

    • Dear Caleb,
      I am interested in your work because how long and thought out this essay is. I am interested because in this essay you’re thoughts are put into it.
      On thing you said that stands out for me is “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 think this is interesting because this is a true statement. Women shouldn’t have to work as much as men. Thanks for sharing your post.
      Regards,
      Malachi Sanchez

    • Dear Caleb,

      I am annoyed by your post because you open up by saying Feminist and feminism as a whole have changed. The angry people who think all men are scum aren’t feminist, they may give themselves the title but they don’t follow the definition and seek equality but female superiority. One thing you said that stood out to me is the section about rape culture. Though it doesn’t completely fit the definition, I think the claim people are trying to make is yes rape is looked down upon but we live in a society that tells women if you don’t want to get raped then cover up, which is disgusting. Why teach our girls to cover up instead of teaching our boys not to rape?

    • Dear Caleb,

      I am interested in your post because its different than most of the feminism posts I’ve read. Your post almost sounds like its against feminism. One thing you said that stands out for me is “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.” I think this is interesting because when you hear about feminism you normally hear about the wage gap between the two genders. Thanks for sharing your post. I look forward to seeing what you post in the future, because your post is so far my favourite post about feminism. Im not saying that I agree with your post but it is still pretty good and I liked it.

      Regards,
      Dometrius Porter

    • Dear Caleb, I am dissapointed with your essay because no women categorizes any man in “rape culture”, men sure could ask for a raise but we all know that’s not how it goes. Feminist today still are trying to make a positive impact on the world but I have never heard about categorizing men in rape culture.

    • Dear Caleb,

      I am intrigued with your post because your thoughts about feminism is honest and I can really relate with your opinion. One thing that stands out for me is: ” Feminist supporters tend to have a bad outlook on the white male because feminist tend to speak bad about them.” I think this is sad because having an opinion as a female men can see that bitchy. Many people can misconceived the word feminism and negatively conclude that feminism is just a way women can take their anger out, which it not true.

      Regard, Sydney

    • I was interested in your post because I would like to learn more about feminism. I want to see others point of view and see what their opinion. One thing that stands out to me is ” Female 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.” I think this is interesting because some of the feminist are men, so I don’t understand why they would speak down on them.

    • Dear Caleb,
      I am intrigued by your article, “My Thoughts on Feminism” because your points and opinions are mainly based on hate towards feminists. I believe everyone is entitled to their own opinions and are not obligated to accept other’s opinions but to me, the ideas you say in your article appear to attack all else. One thing that stands out to me is: “Women are certainly not oppressed in America, as women have equal rights to men…”. I think that is interesting because you have a very biased point of view. I disagree because being in the shoes of a woman, there is a clear separation of genders. I can agree that there are multiple women who are extremists, but hating on all feminists do not make you a better person.

    • Dear, Caleb

      I thought your post on feminism was very interesting because I think I would probably agree with almost everything you said. I like how you said ” 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. ” I liked this because it shows the fact that women get paid just as much as men and no one says or thinks when they hire someone ” I have to make sure to remember to add 68 cents to your salary before I hire this women. Thanks for sharing your post. I look forward to seeing what you write next because it disproves a lot about what crazy feminist and society claim with the equality of the sexes.

      regards,
      Joe

    • Dear Caleb,
      I am satisfied with your post because you really let the mic drop. You changed how I see feminism. I agree with everything you had to say. One thing you said that stands out for me is, “Some feminists even say that killing a female player in an online game should be considered rape…” I think this is interesting because I don’t know how it’s remotely possible to accuse a death as “rape” it doesn’t mean anything if a male dies. Thanks for sharing your post. I look forward to seeing what you write next because you really dropped the mic.
      Regards,
      Aiden

    • Dear Caleb,
      I am interested in your post because it states that Feminism is changing a lot over the years. One thing you said that stands out to be is “feminist group is fighting for women’s rights and completely disregarding the rights of Men” I found this to be interesting because women aren’t really disregarding men at all. For example, Adichie shares a quote about how boys are also going through a tough time like women are. They are told to be emotionless and snot to share their feelings. Thank you for sharing your post. I look forward to what you are gonna write next. I really enjoyed how you shared both sides of your topic.
      Regards,
      Amanpreet Dhillon

  • Dear Ricardo,
    I believe that you are very correct that not just Muslims commit terrorist acts.

  • Political correctness seems to be a larger issue now than it ever was. 

    The definition of political correctness is “the avoidance, often considered as taken to extremes, of forms of expression or action that ar

    • Hi Caleb,
      You bring up an interesting point that people are way too careful about what the say in fear of offending someone. Is political correctness this? If so, I could argue that political correctness is really about taking someone else’s point of view, which, in my personal opinion, is progress in society from a time where things like stereotypical gender roles, racism, and all sorts of bigotry was reinforced by powerful figures using terms that would offend those people. (And just to name a few examples, Jim crow laws, Women in the place, Stonewall riots)
      Your example about people avoiding gender nouns and pronouns (while lacking sources for reference) I think can easily be avoided. If you aren’t sure about someones gender, just ask. Plus I think you can definitely tell who is a boy and who is a girl most of time.
      When people are not (as you say) “politically correct”, I think this leads to isolating certain groups. A good example of this is Philippine President, Rodrigo Duterte (who until recently, after God told him to stop) swore like a sailor (goo.gl/6mfW2b)
      . He has recently called Obama a son of (Explicit). To other countries (of which he has also insulted), the Philippines seems like an embarrassment. Following with absence of political corrects, Duterte has also stated facts that are false, but offensive to many people. If this is what not being politically correct is, I will stick with the correctness.
      In end, insulting people and being offensive, in my own experience, does not clear a path to have difficult discussions. Instead, in minimizes a group (and in most cases, this is already the minority group). Without stopping and taking in to account other peoples points of view, I feel that a lot of real change is lost, in the present, past, and future.

      • The hypocrisy is that you do not add any sources with the exception of one for your multiple points that you brought up.

    • Hello Caleb,
      I agree that sometimes political correctness is sometimes taken too seriously. I do not agree on how you went about supporting this claim and the examples you used to support the claim. The way you worded these examples makes me wonder if you ever even thought about being in anyone else’s shoes. Your steps to support were harsh and had zero backup evidence making me wonder if you are trying to support the opposite of what your claim is in a satire-like fashion. If this is not the case or even if it is maybe next time include some additional research other than looking up the definition of that of which you are speaking about; maybe something along the lines of statistics or other people’s point of view who have actually had experience in the examples you so carelessly plop out.

    • Caleb,
      I would agree with you. People are way to cautious about being politically correct in this day and age and everyone seems to get offended way to quick. You could have used facts to back up your point a little better but I know exactly where you are coming from.
      Respectfully,
      Trevor

    • Hi Caleb,
      While I do agree that people have become sensitive to certain issues and refrain from making comments that could offend certain comments, I do not agree with some of the claims you have made. I think it is a bit harsh to say that it is “stupid because there are only two genders.” That particular part of your piece made me feel much less convinced of your argument. I think you could better argue your point through the use of more specific examples.

    • Hi Caleb,
      I think that political correctness is very important nowadays. Honestly, people need to know what is going on in our world, and if people continue spreading incorrect “facts”, then we are heading down a false path. I think that in our day and age, many people do take things to far, and give everything a label and bring out stereotypes a lot. I personally would like to see this change as I’m sure many would too.
      But I would like to comment on when you say, “they don’t want to offend them or ASSUME their GENDER, which is stupid because there are only two genders.” Yes people usually don’t want to offend others, but I think there is a better way you can talk about this issue.

    • Caleb, I do agree that we have become more sensitive to political correctness but I disagree with the fact that it’s something bad. There are so many opportunities to express who you are and you should be able to do so without the fear of someone pushing you down. For years we have been cautious of others feeling and I believe that now we are just trying to respect others lives. We should accept those around us for how they decided to define themselves and it shouldn’t be up to us on the way they choose to live.

    • Caleb,

      This post was written in what my mom would call a ‘fighting tone’. Instead of supporting your argument with facts, personal experiences, or or real-world examples, you rushed to invalidate people’s experiences. I can agree that it is becoming increasingly looked down on to assume someone’s gender by their physical apperance, but that is a good thing! Not only is that making a world a friendlier place for transgender/gender nonconforming people, but it is also helping to break gender boundaries, something that impacts all genders in an equally positive way!

      As for police officers being “somewhat afraid of pulling over or arresting African-American citizens in fear of being called racist”, you’re leaving out a key opposing argument. Police brutality against Black people is a huge problem. Here is a page full of Huffington Post articles http://www.huffingtonpost.com/news/police-brutality/ . As you can see, almost all cases of police brutality are against Black people! This is a huge problem facing the African American community, and I’m glad to hear that some police officers are questioning if their choice to persecute someone are based off their race.

      Your post is lacking in detail and maturity,
      Celia

      • “transgender/gender nonconforming people”
        The problem with this that there are only two genders; just like in every animal.

        “Police brutality against Black people is a huge problem”
        It’s a problem for everyone. However it is not racism. According to the NCVS, approximately 40% of places in jail are token by black people due to crime rates. Rather than screaming racist, we could provide jobs and better education for those in need.

        “Here is a page full of Huffington Post articles http://www.huffingtonpost.com/news/police-brutality/ . As you can see, almost all cases of police brutality are against Black people! ”
        It’s the Washington Post, not a study / research group. According to Roland Fryer (as well and Washington Post), a HARVARD ECONOMICS PROFFESSOR, who studied 1000+ officer shootings:

        An analysis of the Washington Post’s Police Shooting Database and of Federal Crime Statistics reveals that fully 12 percent of all whites and Hispanics who die of homicide are killed by cops. By contrast, only four percent of black homicide victims are killed by cops.
        ” and ”
        Harvard economics professor Roland Fryer analyzed more than 1,000 officer-involved shootings across the country. He concluded that there is zero evidence of racial bias in police shootings. In Houston, he found that blacks were 24 percent less likely than whites to be shot by officers even though the suspects were armed or violent.

        “Your post is lacking in detail and maturity,
        Celia”

        Your post is lacking in detail, stats and accuracy,
        Jeremi

    • You are correct- political correctness is a big issue in today’s society. But it should be. People SHOULD be careful of what they say in order not to offend others. As many other people have commented, a big part of this issue is that people don’t and won’t understand what it is like to be in someone else’s shoes. In order for you to make a strong argument, you will need facts, sources, and examples that make sense in order to convince people of why this shouldn’t be a big issue. Until then, consider the root as to why this is an issue today.

  • I agree with you that the candidates have very different views on pretty much everything, but I believe that global warming is a hoax, and there aren’t any real problems with climate change. Therefore, it is not a big issue and there are a lot more important things we should worry about.

  • I have recently been reading a book titled Borderline, which is about a boy, who does not have a good relationship with his father.

    The boy’s father then plans a trip, to spend some quality time with his son, b

    • Dear Caleb, your summary about the book is very well explained and I read this book a while back and it is about “about a boy that lost touch with his father because he was accused of being a terrorist”. Personally my father and I have a close relationship and I cannot directly relate to this.

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