Familiar faces like Lena Dunham, Amy Schumer, or Emma Watson often consume social media sites, explaining their beliefs about the disadvantages that women experience in America. They often implore women to fight the patriarchal society that is the United States. They are doing this all in the name of feminism.
Here’s what I have to say to that: I am a 22-year-old woman, and I don’t need Lena, Amy, or Emma fighting for my rights. And I certainly don’t need feminism.
Feminism today is not about women’s freedoms or opportunities. The feminists of today claim that women are victims of oppression and inequality. They fail to recognize the progress that women have made throughout the years.
America has the most free and liberated women in the world. We have more opportunities than ever before thanks to the original feminist movement. Today’s feminists claim to be strong and independent women but instead they play the victim in order to push their agenda.
One of the major arguments of the current feminist movement is that women make 78 cents to every dollar a man earns. Experts have proven this to be misleading and simply untrue. This claim does not take into account occupation, experience, hours worked, education, and many other variables that factor into wage.
According to the feminist theory class that every school seems to offer nowadays, this is because women are pressured by sexist stereotypes. They will tell you that women’s choices truly aren’t free. This is also false.
When a woman claims that she wants a family more than a career, she is laughed at and shunned by these so-called “women warriors.”
Modern feminism is not about equality. It instead strives for superiority over men. Feminism today has lost sight of what the feminists of the past worked to accomplish. It is no longer the movement of Susan B. Anthony or Elizabeth Cady Stanton.
Today’s feminism is not about the empowerment of women but instead the victimhood of women. Whether it is the claim that women don’t have equal opportunities as men or that universities are consumed by “rape culture,” there is a constant victimhood rhetoric.
I don’t need feminism because I have just as much opportunity as any man. I don’t need feminism to feel safe, either. For that, I have the Second Amendment.