A feminist is a person who believes that there
is still a need for social change in the treatment of women. There
are many different kids of feminism.... Marxist feminism, radical feminism, liberal
feminism, psychoanalytical feminism... etc. Liberal
feminism is the most common among white
women who simple believe
rights for women. However, feminism is not only about
the legal rights of women, but the social attitudes about
women as well.
One example is the epidemic of eating disorders among young women who are influenced by society to stay thin. Many feminists believe that this
stems from the male desire (conscious or subconscious) to keep women small and vulnerable.
are many issues which
need to be addressed. Feminists
also believe that males
are oppressed by social standards they
are raised with. For example, it is socially
unacceptably for men to cry in public, whereas it's perfectly normal for women. These are social standards that
limit the full potential of both genders. Men who are threatened by feminists
should learn more about
feminism before they
insult is, as feminism really
has nothing to do with the concept of hating men. We believe that
men are oppressed as well. There
are 'male studies' courses popping up in universities all over the world. Women just happened to think of it first.