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Feminism: social outlet or pressing issue?

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Chances are, if you haven’t been living under a rock, you’re familiar with the ongoing movement of Feminism. Although Emma Watson and Beyonce just recently pledged their allegiance to the cause, the movement has been long in the making. The mainstream that Feminism has turned into today is still relatively true to the roots that initial instigators imagined; however, the concept has taken a bit of a turn since Susan B. Anthony’s time.

What we believe Feminism stands for today is not so much the façade that many melodramatic teens have altered it into. Outward cries from privileged young girls of “double-standard” school dress codes and one-sided concerns of weight have brought rise to social media “Meninists,” or those mocking what the movement has come to. Yet that is not even close to what the campaign truly is. Instead, it’s based on the lack of equal education in third world countries, women’s pay inequality across the globe and so many other injustices—all of which are issues that no man could possibly find room to kid about.

So how do we separate what the movement actually is from what modern society has morphed it into? Quite simply by distinguishing between what issues truly matter and which are trivial. We’re sorry, but for those of you campaigning to “free the shoulder” you’re completely forgetting that there are life-threatening issues facing women that need our utmost attention. The movement was founded on achieving equal treatment between men and women. That means completely eliminating the pay gap between opposite genders, abolishing subservient marriages, and allowing women to show just as much of their face as men.

Granted, there are fundamental differences between men and women, and regardless of the efforts put forth, these stereotypes that have been thousands of years in the making cannot be completely eradicated. However, this isn’t really the goal of the campaign, anyways. Instead of focusing on eliminating the fine line between two genders, our aim should be on disallowing one gender to overshadow another. So go tweet about that kids, instead of your inability to show your shoulders at school.

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5 Responses to “Feminism: social outlet or pressing issue?”

  1. Ashton Uttayaya on January 8th, 2016 10:29 am

    The true meaning of feminism is equality between all genders. A lot of feminists forget that and the ruin feminism to the point where people mock it. They also are hypocritical because the will say men are oppressive and dominant, but in that matter they are trying to make themselves a superior gender.

  2. Jacob Stein on January 11th, 2016 9:21 am

    Feminism is a big issue. It’s good that this was mentioned. Thanks for mentioning it.

  3. Nathan Spoor on January 11th, 2016 9:31 am

    I think the ideas of feminism are very correct. I can see how girls want eqal rights and such. But, when femininism goes to far (girls wanting more rights then guys) , thats when we should should stop the movement in general.

  4. Marina nielson on January 11th, 2016 9:48 am

    While we are trying to get equal rights, men are creating a movement called meninists. I’m so happy you’re putting light on this subject. Women matter too!

  5. Jacob Stein on January 14th, 2016 1:56 pm

    This is a good topic to talk about. A lot of media attention is directed toward this. This is really pressing issue and CCC has effectively engaged the community in this.

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Feminism: social outlet or pressing issue?