Women Against Feminism Analysis

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In 2013, a group of women used social media to start a movement called ‘Women against Feminism’. The campaign consisted of women who had submitted pictures of themselves with statements about why they are opposed to Modern Day Feminism. These women called out Feminism on its unfair fight for female supremacy, its hatred against men, and had a different idea about what equality meant to them altogether (Womenagainstfeminism.tumblr.com, 2014). Feminism now rests in its fourth wave, using the internet as a major platform to propagate ideas about feminism. The evolution of feminism in its fourth wave, however, has unveiled ideas that are radical, misandric, and so rigid that many women around the world not only feel that they cannot relate to it,…show more content…
It disregards race, culture and beliefs and propagates a rigid ideology, and if one does not follow this ideology then they are either oppressing or being oppressed. A prime example is the view of Muslim women by cyber-feminist bloggers and writers who often categorize them as oppressed simply because they wear a veil or are covered in some other way. They fail to realize that modesty forms a core component of the Muslim belief system and the women who cover themselves sometimes make the conscious decision to do so. Other women may cover themselves as part of their cultural, religious or national identity. In the Middle East, the abaya forms national identity which strengthens their ties to their community and to their country. Wearing an abaya instills a sense of pride and representation of one’s home country, just like men in the Middle East wear a thob (white dress) as part of their national identity. A recent article by Lauran Rankin challenges the assertion that Muslim women are oppressed and instead attributes it to a larger racial bias (Rankin, 2013). These generalizations only exist because of the lack of understanding of culture and background and instead an imposition of the western cyber-feminist ideology of female emancipation. While many women should have the right to choose what they want to wear, the ones who do choose to dress this way should not be disregarded. In other words, the generalization that women in the Middle East are oppressed needs to go away. And therefore, the generalization of following the ‘right’ form of female liberalism cannot be imposed on every

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