FEMINISM; A TWO SIDED COIN?

Feminism according to the free online dictionary is an attitude favoring the movement to eliminate political, social and professional discrimination.

Seems simple enough on the surface but many people have taken view to a different side of feminism.attributing it to man- hating, anti - male bigotry. With even Pop Star Lady Gaga saying I am not a feminist. I hail men. raising the question Do feminists hate men?

Simon de Beauvoir
The history of the "F" word goes a long way back with even one incident where the Vatican even banned one of the most widely read feminist books The Second Sex published in 1949 by Simone de Beauvoir.

FEMINISM AND ITS TWO SIDES

Amid all the emotion and different aspects people view feminism, there are basically two sides to it which are;

  1. The Feminist who wants females to have equal rights as men but embraces their is a need for men in the society.
  2. The anti-male Feminist who see men rather as an obstacle to women development and He needs to be pushed out of the way for women to progress.

Of course, many female would succumb claiming that they are the first type of feminist when in actual sense they act according to the second type as explained above. It may even be hard to draw the distinction between the two.

Feminism is positive in the sense that it empowers women to take leadership roles, boosts their esteem and gives we women equal opportunies at life.

Feminism could however also prove negative, in many ways. To put it simply, it would as negative as in the situation when men decide to be chauvanist or embrace masculinism.

Tendencies to be chauvinist, that is tendencies of exaggerated patriotism and belief that a certain group is superior to another brings conflict where they could be harmony. In the end it would be better for everyone to accept everyone's opinions even though they may prove contrary to what we ourselves believe.

Coming to a mutual understanding is key.

Do you have any ideas, comments or criticisms  Feel free to share and comment in order to lead the world to a more peaceful place and bring a close to the debate of the "F" word.

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