Feminism

featured_art_chimamandaBefore we get to work, let’s clarify what feminism is: equality for both genders. It is supposed to establish economic, social and political rights for women. This movement is the result of all the suppresions that women were subjected over the centuries. So no, it doesn’t stand for women being superior to men, calm down.

Feminism is extremely important and absolutely necessary. Women all around the world deserve to be treated well and not to be discriminated for any reason. Progress has been made, fortunately, yet there are some problems we still need to overcome. There are certain jobs were men are being paid better than women, even though the amount of work is the same. Also, they tend to be hella objectified most of the time. Why is this happening? Being a women means more than looking good or pleasing someone, in any ways. They struggle through life, they have dreams, hopes, wishes, needs, opinions because they are human beings after all. And that includes several feelings, strong ones I have to say, and complexity of the character. Not only men face problems, mind you. And no, not only men are skilled enough to lead a country or to occupy important positions that might require taking decisions which could be significant in various situations. Very well, you can tell me that when, in history, women were the ones to win or end a war, to come up with strategies or to discover world-changing theories, but were they even given the chance? Marie Curie, by the way. Think about it and how they were perceived by society. And talking about perception, why are women nowadays supposed to look perfect and act as such? Body-shaming and boy, don’t even get me started. Let them be! Women are strong, women are beautiful, regardless the weight or height, women are fierce and important. Plus, they have a lot of potential because these are some gorgeous, smart and powerful asses. Not only men possess brains. Into the bargain, being a woman is not at all easy so be gentle. Or you might get burned.

The idea of feminism took root after the second half of the 18th century. However, the revolutionary writer of this concept was Olympe de Gouges (1748-1793), getting seriously involved in politics in order to support female rights. Still, this movement enjoys many representatives, such as: Mary Wollstonecraft (1759–1797), Wilhelmina Drucker (1847–1925), Victoria Woodhull (1838-1927) – being the first woman to run for the President of the United States (election date: 1872). Nowadays, among the Hollywood feminists we have the lovely actress Charlize Theron.

 

 

 

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