So many women have come to see the feminist movement as no longer necessary. They say, “Oh. I’m not a feminist. Those before me have gotten us here, now we have what we want.”
Even more women say, “I’m not a feminist. I don’t hate men and I’m not mad at them.”
Have we forgotten what feminism is? Feminism is the radical notion that women are people. Inequality in gender still exists TODAY.
Some quick facts:
- As of 2014, women make 77 cents for every dollar earned by a male.
- Women are struggling to have agency over their own bodies because
the country is ambivalent on abortion rights.
- The portrayal of media in advertising has caused over 84% of female
audiences to feel uncomfortable in their own bodies. Out of all eating
disorders, 90% of them come from women between the ages of
12-25 (the age group most exposed to media such as this)
- Violence against women and rape ignorance is STILL in existence.
Battering, raping, cutting, hitting, and verbally abusing women is still
considered “a man’s right” if the woman is his wife.
So, you see, there is still a need for feminists. There is still a need for the women’s movement. Complacency for how things are is unacceptable if we are to change our environment. You may not be affected by much of what is going on, but millions of women everywhere are.