Feminism is a huge topic at the moment. On social media, people everywhere proudly show their support of feminism and of women by posting quotes and inspirational statuses. As lovely as that may be for some, it’s not a movement that I’m planning to be a part of.
Don’t get me wrong, I’m not against women’s rights, I just don’t see the need for this kind of movement in the modern, Western world. You may hate me for it, but I’m not a feminist and I will never apologize for that.
We Have Equal Rights
I understand the struggle that women went through not that long ago. A lot of amazing, brave, and strong women fought for the rights that we are so blessed to have today. The thing is though, that we have all the things that they fought for now. Women are equal citizens. We can vote, work and make an equal wage to men, dress how we want, and choose whether we want to marry or have children.
Yes, feminism was once a crucial movement. However, it’s unnecessary in our society now. Because of that, feminists are fighting for things that we already have, like equal treatment and a fair wage. Why fight for our rights as women here when we already have them? Would it not be more beneficial to mankind to fight for women in countries who don’t have these things?
Feminism is Attacking Itself
Every movement that goes on for too long sees the same downfall – it starts to attack the very thing that it once fought for. Women don’t have to be housewives anymore, and that’s such a wonderful thing. However, women who do choose this path are looked down on. They’re judged as if they’re blindly following a patriarchal system, even if it’s just the path that they want.
Instead of empowering women to do whatever makes them happy, feminism is now making its own rules. It’s telling women that they have to be powerful and to dominate corporate spaces. It’s telling them that if they want to be stay-at-home moms, that they’re brainwashed and not doing their part for women everywhere.
What’s worse is that feminism is telling women that they’re victims. Although it pretends to empower females and let them know that they’re strong, it’s doing the opposite. In reality, feminism is convincing women that they’re oppressed even though they’re not. That’s not what we should be striving for.
This Movement Isn’t About Equality
I’m sick of people telling me that by not being a feminist I’m not supporting equality. That statement is completely ridiculous. People should be and are equal, no matter what their gender, race, religion, or sexual orientation may be. The reason that I have a problem with feminism is because I support equality.
This movement stopped being about equality a long time ago, even if its supporters don’t see that. There are more female managers in the workforce than there are male ones and there are more women in business too. Along with that, there are more female students in STEM programs than male students. Even Google reported that it pays some men less than women. The list goes on about how many areas women are more privileged in than men.
Sadly, this movement has become about raising women above men. It’s about making females number one and attacking anyone who doesn’t support that. It’s about playing the victim card and using that to get ahead. That’s not something that I could ever be a part of.
You may judge me for my beliefs, but that doesn’t matter to me. When people hear that I’m not a feminist, their immediate reaction is always to attack me and preach “equality.” I will always support human rights, no matter who they’re for, but I will never support modern feminism in the Western world. For that, I will never be sorry.
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