Feminism

Adonia Allen

Feminism- “the advocacy of women’s rights on the grounds of political, social, and economic equality to men.” The word is often linked to men-hating, crazed women who stalk the halls shaming women in mini-skirts. Often enough, women, themselves, use it as an opportunity for sexual attention. Yes, actual women use a cause based on their rights to discriminate against themselves. In fact, some even begin entire campaigns on such affairs.

Around late 2013-early 2014, Scott Willis, offspring of Bruce Willis and Demi Moore, was banned off of Instagram for an over sexual post. As a response to the ban, Willis walked around New York City baring her chest. She also launched a campaign against the discrimination of women’s bodies. The campaign spread like a wildfire, gaining support from celebrities such as Cara Delevinge and Rihanna. Several women began creating posts on how the female and male breast were practically the same, yet women were getting censored.

Yet, no one dared to process the affects of non-censored post on women’s bodies. For example, the social media will rise in X-rated accounts, which will most-likely be viewable to under-18 users. And, wouldn’t the force against breast censoring cause more to discriminate against women? Didn’t the geniuses behind campaign such as these think of that? Personally, this is one of the most ridiculous things I’ve ever seen. We are suppose to support women and teaching young girls to not be afraid to be themselves. Instead, we are teaching girls to flaunt themselves to be accepted. The purpose of feminism is not to fight for rights to expose ourselves. It’s for equality. I mean, come on, we’re sexualizing our own selves!

Thank God for women like Lena Durham and Emma Watson for spreading the true word of feminism. Let the sisterhood rise up!