Controversial

Feminism

First, let’s get the correct definitions out of the way-

Feminist- Someone who supports the advocacy of women rights on the grounds of equality of sexes.

Feminazi– A radical feminist, that is, an extremist who seeks superiority over men.

Now that that’s done, let’s get something straight. Not all feminists support the feminazi ideology. It’s like saying, that just because 0.001% of the entire Muslim population are responsible for terrorist activityall Muslims are terrorists.

I hate it when people try to lecture you on something they do not even know about. GET YOUR FACTS RIGHT.

Feminism is about fighting for something all of us deserve, equal treatment. Even though eradication of injustice against women is an important part of this journey, that’s not all there is to feminism. Challenging the discrimination against men, supporting LGBTQ rights, etc. is also a part of this fight. When I hear men saying, “Oh no we are not feminists, they only care for women, and refuse to recognize our rights.” Good god dude, your sources seem highly questionable at this point.

Feminazis are extremists who wish to force their ideas on others, creating a false image of feminists all around. Yes, I hope that everyone would join our side of this fight, but everyone has their own opinions and ideas, and eventually, it is their choice whether or not they wish to be a part of this. I may not be particularly happy about it, but I will accept their decision as it is.

I also wanted to bring up something I read in my psychology class, which I believe is quite relevant to this and would be a great way to end this article.

I’m sure all of you have heard about Sigmund Freud, the man who made amazing and significant contributions to psychoanalysis. You must also know then, that his studies actually include only the male perspective, despite the fact many of his own patients were female. Amazing, right?

A disciple of Sigmund Freud, was Karen Horney (it is pronounced as horn-eye). She went on to create her own theory that laid emphasis on self actualization and self growth. Basically, a more optimistic view on human life in general. She challenged Sigmund Freud’s theory and believed that neither sex could be treated as inferior or superior, that both of them had features that attracted the other.  She even talked about how women were far more likely to be discriminated against due to socio-cultural factors rather than biological factors.

Every time I think about this, I end up laughing. This woman, challenged one of the greatest man, who even taught her and was responsible for psychoanalysis, and she just BURNED him. But, in the end, she was right, and to think this was more than 50 years ago. HATS OFF HORNEY, feminists all around are proud of you.

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