Why we need feminism?

Friday, April 13, 2012

In an effort to open dialog on the subject of feminism and its importance, the students attending the Women in the Public Sphere course at Duke University have started a Facebook page, where they encourage people to talk about it.
Identify yourself as a feminist today and many people will immediately assume you are man-hating, bra-burning, whiny liberal. Perhaps a certain charming radio talk show host will label you as a 'Feminazi' or 'slut.' Even among more moderate crowds, feminism is still seen as too radical, too uncomfortable, or simply unnecessary. Feminism is both misunderstood and denigrated regularly right here on Duke’s campus.

Our class was disturbed by what we perceive to be an overwhelmingly widespread belief among students that today’s society no longer needs feminism. In order to change this perception on campus, we have launched a PR campaign for feminism. We aim to challenge existing stereotypes surrounding feminists and assert the importance of feminism today.
They also ask their fans to submit photo statements:








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12 comentarii:

Anonymous said...

Feminism should be considered as mental illness just like vegetarianism is.

Anonymous said...

<3 Above comment. And yeah, simply put they can get to fucking off, feminism is a manipulative tool with no real link to the problems addressed in the pictures (how is "femenism" a concept, going to stop rape; a real life action)... This is why 'mericans complain about problems with women and getting them, too much segregation. It's like saying communism is the reason for economic breakdown, it has no affect because the concept in itself is inept.

Anonymous said...

I need feminism to make me a sandwich.

Marcus said...

Figured there would be the usual foolish trolling going on here. Get a grip, ya ninnies.

Good project!

Anonymous said...

The problem with feminism or any pro-this or pro-that movement is that they get up in your face about their shit. They make it sound like if you don't get involved then you're the enemy. The green movement, anti-war, feed the homeless, whatever it is, if you don't pick up for their cause you're a fucking bastard. Fuck all these people. I won't support anyone who gets up in my face and asks me. I'll donate online and have my rubber bracelet mailed to me, thank you very much.

softersoftest said...

Thanks to to the women's movement and "feminism", women today have more equality, and the issues addressed above have improved. Call if whatever you like, but we're better off because of it.

Anonymous said...

Does anyone else find the ads at the end of this article ironic?

Anonymous said...

75c per dollar?
Myth.

Too many men are fortune 500 CEOs?
Get on their level.

Sexy dress not an invite?
Then why try look sexy at all?

Not just a dumb blonde?
You haven't proved it yet.

Want the best for your sis?
Tell her to focus more on achieving and less on why feminist movements.

Men don't do it for you?
You want Lesbianism...not feminism.

Rape?
Has always existed.

Get over your fucking selves.

Anonymous said...

Feminism at this point is no longer needed. The original goals of feminism have already been accomplished. Decades ago. Women can now vote, go to any college a male can and now they can choose whatever career field they want.

Any movement that focuses on their own 'group' while ignoring or even shitting on others in the process does not want equality, but rather superiority.

Theres TONS of statistics that actually prove women are significantly favored over men. Theres more double standards against men than women, the worst part is they are more severe.

"Feminism" is ironically obsessed with imitating men. Whatever a man does, the feminist wants to do, too. Feminists suffer from a massive case of penis envy: economically, culturally, and politically. They idealize and romanticize the exploitative power of elite men, while ignoring poor and working class men. But feminists still need men to build, repair, and deliver everything. Feminists are too LAZY to build their own society and will always rely on men for their standard of living.

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Anonymous said...

Feminism...why even put a name to your movement? What do men call it? Non feminist movement? Give the world a break. Nothing but a manipulation movement.

Anonymous said...

I like the responder who said, "Not just a dumb blonde? You haven't proved it yet." Would he say that to a male blond? His comments are the reason we still need Feminism. Not as an anti-man movement, but as a pro-human movemen. We need feminism!

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