- The advocacy of women’s rights on the basis of the equality of the sexes.
An innumerable amount of people would say that if you’re a feminist you have this belief that females are superior to males along with bearing a strong animosity. In reality, females only desire and demand men to treat them as equals.
This concept has been alive for years and has progressed through time. Women’s rights are basic human rights that are still denied around the world. Some countries they are reject the simple notion of an education, the freedom to express themselves, the privilege of being able to say no and the liberty to pursue their dreams. But these aren’t limited to third world countries.
Females face hurdles all throughout their lives , battling the gender stereotypes. Whether they were told that they “belong in the kitchen” or “live to serve men”, women have always been told what their roles in life should be. They have ascended over many difficulties to obtain their rights. Ever since the Woman’s Liberation Movement between the 60’s and 70’s, society has challenged and debated the status of women in society.
I personally have dealt with sexism. The reality of the matter is that sexism is still relevant in today’s America. Women are still subjected to their physical appearance and attributes. Time and time again society has shown that they do not care so much about the intelligence of women but rather what they have to offer through their beauty.
Beauty standards play a generous role in this perception. They expect them to have a slim figure, clear skin, and a certain sense of style. And they are constantly under scrutiny. This has only degraded women they should not have to develop their self-image on the basis and the approval of others.
March is Women’s History Month. We should embrace this month-long celebration of women’s contributions throughout history. Despite all odds, women have achieved tremendous things and continue to persevere despite the holds on them by society.
“Feminism is about giving women choice. Feminism is not a stick with which to beat other women with. It’s about freedom. It’s about liberation. It’s about equality” – Emma Watson.