I believe the topic of today’s post has done justice introducing this piece.
Now, what exactly is feminism? Very simple! Feminism is about having equal rights and opportunities amongst all gender. However, have you ever considered that cultures, traditions, societal stereotypes might have influenced why some people do not agree with the whole idea of feminism in one way or the other?
We are living in an era where feminism has become a topic in our society. Even more, a lot of women are identifying themselves as feminists. Writers like Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Bell Hooks, Sojourner Truth, Elizabeth Cady Stanton and many more have taken it upon themselves to publish books that educate the society on feminism.
The idea of feminism has affected how the law deals with domestic life, and even how corporations and public institutions operate. Like all revolutions, feminism is a war on its own seeking to create change. It has altered a lot of our means of expression, from the tone of public media to the style of private speech. It has even affected how women are viewed and addressed in our modern society, and the corporate world—giving room for women to earn the same as men in the same positions. It is indeed changing the dynamic of things in the world. Think of it; in the past, most married women adopted the name of their husbands and worked only if their husbands allowed it. In today’s world, it is a lot different. Feminism has given women a voice of power. I will like to believe that feminism did help address some of the stigma surrounding sexual assault. I think it has given victims their voice of defence.
Notwithstanding, some say a lot of these feminists aren’t exactly fighting for what feminism stands for? could this be true? If so How?
Sometimes, I hear people say women are fighting against how the world should be, How exactly should it be? What is the problem? Do you think feminism has affected or impacted our society? Why do people disagree with the idea of feminism? What are your thoughts?
A lot of these questions seem rhetorical in today’s world. Why not share your thoughts and opinions, let’s talk about it.