Feminism was once a great and heroic cause that was at the time revolutionary.
First wave feminism had real causes to advocate for, one being women suffrage.
Equality is one of the fundamental parts of a democracy, and without a doubt, these brave women were part of a great movement.
Modern day feminism, however, is a dumb cause that demonizes men and wastes time on issues that are rather unimportant.
Feminism has morphed into a group of people that have not done their research, and a group that has aligned itself with the left. The radical left.
Myth 1: The Wage Gap
The wage gap myth: the most annoying myth of them all, that’s why I started with this one.
The wage gap is not a problem to be solved, and it is also non-existent.
Christina Hoff-Sommers (a feminist) even disbanded this argument with her own research. The issue comes down to people not knowing the difference between earnings and wages.
The 13 cent difference in earnings of men and women is found when earnings are taken across the board, in all occupations.
This number does not take into account the different decisions the two sexes make.
Facts, regardless of your feelings are still facts.
Women make different life choices and most times it ends up with them making less money. Here are some facts about the wage gap:
- Men on average work longer per week than women (8.4 hours compared to 7.8 hours).
Women are much more likely to switch jobs more frequently than men.
On average, women take more time off of their work schedule than men.
- Women chose majors with lower salaries (evidently).
Myth 2: Occupational Sexism
For the past few years feminists have nagged that sexism is rampant throughout the workforce.
Feminists love to spout that there are not enough women in high positions or higher paying fields are dominated by men.
Yes, the second one is true, but that’s because women choose to pick lower paying occupations (as mentioned in the first myth).
Their first grievance is just utterly stupid. How many women have to hold positions of power until they’re happy?
With such a statement that’s up to interpretation, feminists never elaborate how many positions need to filled for their satisfaction.
What if the man is just more fit for the job than the women?
Here is my grievance with this feminist argument. They want equality where they see fit.
There is no cry for more women to be in the field of boilermakers, brick masonry, stonemasonry, septic tank servicing, sewer pipe cleaners and trash collectors, all of which are 99% male occupied jobs.
Feminism is about equality of the sexes right?
Where is the cry for more male elementary-school teachers? In primary schools, nearly 9 in 10 teachers are women.
I don’t know about your personal experiences, but I’ve never seen any movement for more women in sanitation.
Myth 3: Rape culture
This myth of a rape culture is the most absurd.
To say we live in a rape culture insinuates that our culture celebrates rape, and that rape occurs around every corner in society. It doesn’t.
One statistic thrown out there is that one in five women in raped, which to no surprise has been debunked.
Think about that, 20% of girls sexually-assaulted in college? It’s a fake statistic used by deceiving feminists to push their agenda.
The fact of the matter is that more men are raped than women. That’s an alarming statistic.
Where are the rallies to help all these innocent men?
Do feminists stand outside prisons chanting?
Of course women get raped, and it is horrible without a doubt, yet feminism is supposed to promote equality between both sexes.
Highlighting sexual-assault victims from one gender and never focusing on the other is hardly equality.
Feminism is dying, and that is because it is no longer about equality. That is why 85% of Americans believe in equality of the sexes but only 18% identify as a feminist.