What is Feminism?

9 bulan lalu

Since it was International Women's Day recently, I decided to look at the real definition of feminism, a controversial topic.


Some people think that feminism is when women take over or it's man-hating. Actually, it's simpler than that.

Here's the definition Google will give you: "The advocacy of women's rights on the ground of the equality of the genders."

Another similar meaning: "The advocacy of women's rights on the grounds of political, social, and economic equality to men."

To make it easier, it's having equal rights between females and males.

Now that we've covered the actual meaning, let's go on to the movements. To be frank, I think that the word is losing its meaning and is overused. However, it's not as bad as you think it would be. After all, it's equal rights for men and women.                                

In the past, women have had hard times and not much privilege. They were often thought of as objects. Ladies had to fight for their authority back then.

Let's take a moment to think about females that have made it a better place for women in the future.
Women like:

- Rosa Parks, a civil rights activist, who, in 1956, refused to get up from the front seat (where white people sat).

- Emily Wilding Davison, a suffragette who threw herself in front of the King's horse.

- Sirimavo Bandaranaike, the world's first lady prime minister four decades ago in Sri Lanka.

- Susan B Anthony, a women's rights activist 

Some present feminist activists:

- Oprah Winfrey 

- Reese Witherspoon

- Emma Watson

- Malala Yousafzai

Which other females would you add to these lists?