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Too often it is implied that feminism is some kind of western construct that we should be wary of exporting to the rest of the world. This argument is simply ignorant of the work that women have done and are doing throughout Africa, Asia, and South America to fight for their rights. In the charity I founded, Women for Refugee Women, I work alongside women from many different countries and cultures who have come to the UK for sanctuary from persecution. None of them would have any truck with the idea that human rights are less important to them because Mary Wollstonecraft didn't write in their language.
So it's good to hear Annie Lennox, who is taking a leading role in International Women's Day activities this year, point out that "from India to Illinois women face violence just for being female", or to realise that if you join one of Women for Women International's bridge events today you will be at just one of hundreds of events worldwide, from Afghanistan to the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
Originally posted by AzoriaCorp
The above article is an excellent example on how feminism has collectively destroyed the male and female relationship. I will try to go into some detail as to why using key points from the article.
Feminism brainwashed young women to see husbands as oppressors and family as bondage. There was no longer any reason to restrict sex to love and marriage.
Therefore in the feminist perception, is that men have power over their wives and that the bond of marriage is a commitment that robs them of their freedom and independence in their lives.
Women today are more focused on college and careers that if the right man walked into their life, they would easily brush him aside in pursuit of their own interests in financial support, in an attempt to sustain her perception of freedom and independence in life and from men.
A woman's career used to be wife and mother. She consecrated her sexuality for the man she loved, the father of her children, her protector and provider.
I am in the camp that thinks feminism has done a phenomenal amount of damage to our society, to the extent that if it were to return to the 50’S tomorrow it would likely take 3 or 4 generations just to repair the damage.
I think a woman speaking out is in many ways more powerful than a man doing so, and in many ways I think Feminism distracts women from attacking OTHER critical issues.
Was it really oppression from men that kept women from achievement? Or was it that women were already achieving greatly in the roles nature had dealt them? In areas such as raising children, nurturing them and instilling positives values in them, women were without a doubt the masters of their domain.
This is a tricky question I'm presenting to both men and women of ATS. Since the dawn of the Feminist movement. Both sexes have supported the rights of women through out the world. We have see many accomplishments by women, the feminist movement and what not. I would love to see a real woman run for President. Hillary Clinton, Nancy Pelosi, and Sarah Palin do not count.
Feminism, on the other hand, bothers me. For one thing, it's not what it claims to be. Feminists will tell you feminism is about promoting the equality between women and men, but in fact, it is an agenda that is meant to punish men for alleged, collective historical atrocities towards women and believes that females on average are morally superior to males
I am aware of wages disparities still and some of the bias still issued towards women, but I want to discuss this “new age” feminism that is coming to light in industrialized nations who already had a big “feminism” movement in the last 3 decades.
It seems that today’s feminism is all about reducing the male gender to nothing. Continually pushing an agenda that seeks to demonize and put down the male perspective in favor of that of women.
Women don't need to be asked intelligent questions, just out of politeness.
Out of the blue
I say women are the cause of all mental illneses.
The work together and now they are starting to show their ugly face at me.
A pig doesn't look out for their other fellow piggies, they would rather the other pigs die so they can have more to eat.
American women are the biggest pigs on the planet right now but other western countries are following suit. A lot of men are pigs too, but women are the gatekeepers of pig mentality.
Stop endorsing piggy behavior folks!!!
Originally posted by Jenna
Literature, mythology, and folklore from virtually every part of the globe contains tales of women who were fierce in battle, leaders of armies, revered leaders of their people, heroines, goddesses of war, etc. Women were not always seen as weak, helpless, and incapable of intelligent thought. This seems to be a relatively new development in the history of mankind. One that I find irritating in general, but significantly more so on a website such as this where we all come to discuss and learn.
Originally posted by parrhesia
We are making this thread because we think it is about time we begin to deny ignorance regarding feminism on ATS. Far too often feminism is misrepresented, and far too many see all feminism as a "feminzai" movement.
Feminism is, quite simply, a belief and support of the social, political and economic equality of the sexes. Feminists work to make a reality the social, political and economic equality of women and men.
Due to the common misconception that the average feminist is a "feminazi" far too few young women and men choose to declare themselves feminists, yet you will be hard pressed to find a young woman who says she does not believe in social, political and economic equality.