Feminism was once considered one of the greatest victories for human kind in the free world. Women from every walk of life joined together and fought side by side for the right to vote. Some men also helped fight for the cause. It was a fight for equality, a fight to be heard, and a fight for the future.
Today, sadly, feminism is an altogether a different animal. Feminism has evolved into a man-hating, demoralizing fight for domination. Where once women were oppressed, women have now turned into the oppressors. Every week we can read about a new hate campaign.
One in particular that made my blood boil is the pro-choice campaign. I do believe in a woman’s right to choose abortion if she wishes. I do not believe we should make a trend of it and hand out free “coat hanger necklaces” for choosing to abort a human life. Choosing to terminate a pregnancy should be a long, educated, thoroughly thought out decision. Not a rash, trendy, “I’m a real feminist” fad. Choosing to have children is also a choice that should not be demonized. I am constantly questioned and criticized for choosing children over a career. I fell pregnant when I was 17 and chose to continue to add to my family instead of seeking full time employment. My husband agreed with my decision. That does not mean I am an oppressed, lazy, male dominated person. It means I am an empowered woman who chose which path I wanted to walk in life,
The newest feminism movement began yesterday. It has taken the social media platform by storm. #killallmen.
When did feminism become about hate instead of equality? Why do we have to hate men in order to become “real women”? Men are not the source of a woman’s problems. Our attitude towards men is the problem. As a woman, I have met some horribly degrading and self-absorbed men. Men who think they have a right to talk down to and belittle women, that a woman’s place is in the kitchen and not as a fully functioning member of society. These men believe women are possessions to be objectified and humiliated. I have also met just as many women who act the same way. Women who believe it is their right to judge and humiliate other women. They force their views and opinions, they degrade and criticize and make other women feel worthless. These women aim to dominate and own other women.
These actions have become a human trait. They are not unique to the male gender. Vilifying men will not empower women. We need to come together as a whole, men and women, and fight for human rights. We need to fight for the rights of every person, not every man or woman, through love, understanding and unity, not subjugation and separation. Only then will true equality be achieved. – Angela Soya