To start off, I’d like to discuss the three waves of feminism. The first wave of feminism is one I highly support. The first wave was the fight for the vote, all about women’s suffrage. The second wave of feminism is another one that I highly support. Unlike first wave feminism, second wave feminism was about widespread sexual equality, household roles for women, and other de facto inequalities. After that, feminism wasn’t necessarily needed. Now, a movement coined ‘Third Wave Feminism’ has started. The funny thing is, these “feminists” aren’t even feminists at all. They claim the fight for equality, when they are really just hating men. Yes, it is a ‘War on Boys’.
Now it is time for statistics, and these statistics are kind of like scientific facts- you can’t challenge them. In the United States, only 1 in 3 women identify as a feminist, even though 4 in 5 women believe in equality of the sexes. This shows that women know that this movement is simply not real feminism. I’m the UK, the numbers are smaller; only 7% of women in the UK identify as feminists, even though 80% believe in equality of the sexes. Oh, and the gender pay gap that “feminists” love bringing up? That is one of the biggest myths ever produced. No economist takes it seriously, and to some extent, women are in fact payed more (in a matter of a few cents) than their male counterpart in the same job.
Now, I ask this: why is feminism relevant? Women have received everything they asked for. What more do they want? A true feminist would honestly be against this movement. To sum it up, and I’ve said it before, this is not feminism. This is man hating. Real feminists would be protesting the treatment women receive in the Middle East.