Feminists, are quite essentially “just women who don’t want to be treated like sh*t”. The fight for women’s rights has too often become synonymous with man-hating. But if feminism is just referring to equality between the genders, why is being a feminist considered to be a taboo in our society? Why do we say that feminism tips the scale of gender equality far past equilibrium when one of the UN Millennium Development Goals aims to promote gender equality and empower women? Why is feminism automatically associated with negative connotations of extremists?
The influx of death threats, hackers threatening to leak nude pictures and misogynistic backlash from society against Emma Watson’s speech at the United Nation conference is something that one would not expect from our ever progressing society today. But what was so wrong with the “HeForShe” campaign she was launching? I too,…show more content… As said in the infamous series Mean Girls, us women, “have got to stop calling each other sluts and whores. It just makes it okay for guys to call you sluts and whores”. Us women are constantly at logger heads with each other, comparing, competing and undermining one another. But look at famous personalities such as Taylor Swift and Beyonce, whilst being contemporary music talents and competing professionally, they acknowledge that other women are talented, and even work together many a time. This, makes them feminist heroes.
I believe that its a simple equation really. If one believes in the idea of gender equality or the fact that women can speak out against stereotypes you are a feminist. We, women, need to own our own sexuality, the way men own theirs - we need to have the right to wear what we want when we want, and not fear being called a slut and be free from the threat of rape. It is this utopia that feminists believe in and we must all strive to achieve it, together, one step at a