Is feminism the most misunderstood term these days?

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Is feminism the most misunderstood term these days?

It is really sad that most people don’t understand what feminism is.

It is the most misunderstood term as people think feminism to be a man-hating system. The truth is that feminism is another word for equality. It does not state that women are superior to men. It just demands equality for men and women in this world.



People who talk about feminism are often misunderstood in society. If you support equality between men and women, you are a feminist. However, it’s really sad that most people don’t allow themselves to be called feminists.



Whether you consider yourself a feminist or not, you must know some of these facts about feminism:

1. Feminism is equal to gender equality
By definition of the Webster’s dictionary, feminism is the theory of the social, economic and political equality of the sexes.

2. Feminists are not men hating people
If you tell people that you are a feminist, most of them will think that you hate men. However, this is not true. Gender equality has nothing to do with hating all men.

 3. Feminists don’t believe that women are better or superior to men
Feminism is not about superiority of women. Feminists never say that women are better or superior. They just believe that women are equal to men.

4. The term ‘feminist’ is not only for women
Men can also call them feminists. It’s a myth that only women can be feminists. Feminism is gender equality and therefore, it is for everyone.

5. Anyone can be a feminist
Both a CEO and a housewife can be a feminist. Anyone and everyone can be a feminist. There are no criteria for it.

6. Feminism says that women are not the weaker sex or the second class citizens
If someone claims that she is not a feminist, it implies that she believes that women are the weaker sex. They are the second-class citizens who have to depend on men for everything. Feminism states that women are not the weaker sex or the second class citizens.

If you know these facts about feminism, you will understand that feminism is the most misunderstood term these days.

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