Feminism,the most sought after topic and maybe the most misunderstood concept.So,now the modern women ,the beast with a tuxedo herself is being against feminism.
Women Against Feminism, also known as #WomenAgainstFeminism, is a Twitter hashtag, Tumblr blog, and social media campaign on Facebook, YouTube, and other internet media in which women post pictures of themselves, some in “selfie” style, holding up handmade placards stating reasons why they disapprove of modern feminism. Most of the posts begin with the statement, “I don’t need feminism because”, followed by their reason. On a larger scale, it is also a grassroots movement of women who disagree with feminism for various reasons.
Well,it’s never a dull week for feminists, and now Women Against Feminism is the most recent ire du jour. The Tumblr photo collection of women holding signs explaining why they “don’t need feminism” is more annoying than frightening. But Women Against Feminism is certainly getting plenty of attention. The Tumblr started in the summer of 2013. The Facebook group, which was created in January 2014, has 12,000 likes, suggesting it appeals to a not insignificant group of people.
Many of the reasons these women claim for not needing feminism are embarrassingly bad. One post that has made the rounds is “I don’t need feminism because I love masculine men like Christian Grey :-P.”
Feminists, read it and weep. It’s not the fact that there is criticism against feminism, but that the criticism is so insane, unintelligent, and useless. Aside from those who mistakenly think feminists want to kill Christian Grey, many of the women who posted on the Tumblr accuse feminism of being things that it is not.
For example, one woman posted “I don’t need ‘feminism’ because I believe that men and women are EQUAL, not that women should dominate men.” Those posts hurt a bit more because they reveal how deeply misinterpreted feminism is.
There is no question that Women Against Feminism is utterly and completely misguided in its understanding of what feminism is. But they aren’t only the ones. Feminism gets a bad rap, and people perceive the movement as meaning something very narrow and specific—and negative.
An April 2013 survey found just 16 percent of men and 23 percent of women in America identify as feminists. The women behind Women Against Feminism aren’t exactly a minority. However, that same poll found 82 percent of all Americans agree with the statement “men and women should be social, political, and economic equals.” That’s the simplest and most accurate definition of feminism, but the movement has come to be seen as anti-men, liberal, radical, pro-choice, and many other things that it is not.
Think of all the female celebrities who have gone out of their way to declare themselves not feminists and their reasons for doing so. Katy Perry had previously said, “I am not feminist, but I do believe in the power of women.” She recently changed her mind and declared she was a feminist because “it just means that I love myself as a female and I also love men.” While Perry was mocked for her admittedly space cadet-sounding response, she hit on a point that is often lost in the misperception of feminism: At its most core basic level, feminism is about equality between the sexes, not advancing one over the other.
People do not realize you can be a feminist and pro-life. You can be a feminist and a housewife.
One of the other misunderstood terms with feminism is women empowerment. Women empowerment is empowering women to provide equal status to them in all aspects, be it privileges or contributions.
For example, men chauvinist society dictates that no matter what a woman is not supposed to hit a man. That’s just wrong. Women empowerment would be consisting of self defense classes. Feminism is the rule that, “No one should hit any other person, be it man or woman“. Realise the difference? When women empowerment goes astray it becomes okay for women to hit men.
So, feminism is the real goal. Women empowerment is just a road we take to reach it.
One last example. Even today, in some places, women are not educated, since they are consider below men in those cultures.
So, we begin by propagating “feminism” and teaching them that women are equal to men in all aspects. Then we open up local schools, persuade women to join them, provide job opportunities to those women. This is women empowerment. We may even reserve seats in educational institutions for these underprivileged women. However, when even well-to-do women exploit these benefits carved out for those women, that is “women empowerment” gone astray and feminism thrown out the door.
It’s still your choice to be on either side!