Not only do they work for equal rights for both genders, but they are against things that affect men too, such as being against gender roles for men as well as for women.The concept of feminism is not women should have more power and rights then men, its is that both women and men should be treated equally in all circumstances.
In case you do not believe us, here are some statistics that prove why feminism is still necessary:
- In virtually every job category, women on average earn less money than men.
- On average, 'two women get killed in the UK by an ex or violent partner every week'
- Almost 1 in 3 girls have experienced unwanted sexual touching at school
- Only 77% of men believe that having non-consensual sex is considered rape
- 70% of people in minimum wage jobs are women.
- Only 1 in 4 women are MPs
Something shocking that we have noticed is that, people have lost an understanding as to why we are in high demand of feminism, and more than that, of what feminism means. Women should be treated in all circumstances as equal to men.
No one is suggesting that women should be above men, but instead we start treating women, who contribute to half our planets population with the same respect as we do to men. It shames us that in the twenty first century we are having to justify why it is important to stand up for women and their rights.
But what's worse, is that there is still an obvious need to end misogyny and rectify the objectification of women. Rape, wage gaps and domesticating women is nothing to romanticise.
As women we should be proud of who we are and what we can achieve, let no one stand in the way of what you are going to do, because you are a women. Also as a man, it is not shameful to stand up for women and bring an end to the misogynistic and degrading images that many still today use to objectify and abuse women.
Remember to speak out and speak now against people who do not stand up for equal rights for everyone.
-LF, LR and MG