Politics Magazine

There's Still Too Much Misogyny In The United States

Posted on the 08 February 2016 by Jobsanger
There's Still Too Much Misogyny In The United States
This chart was made from results of a Washington Post / Kaiser Family Foundation Poll -- done between May 21st and June 17th of a random national sample of 1,610 adults, and has a 3 point margin of error. It shows that only 60% of women and 33% of men say they are feminists, while 32% of women and 55% of men say they are not feminists. Frankly, I find those numbers shocking.
I don't understand. Do people still believe the old right-wing lie that feminism is a lesbian plot against men? Surely not. I'd like to think Americans are smarter than that. Do they still think that equality is a zero-sum game -- and if one group is given rights, then another group must lose rights? I hope not, because that is a stupid idea (whether applied to women, race, or the LGBT community). Making sure all people have the same rights does not take rights away from anyone.
Maybe people just don't understand the term feminism. The Merriam-Webster Dictionary defines feminism as "the belief that men and women should have equal rights and opportunities". That's it. If you believe that, then you are a feminist.
How could anyone not be a feminist? Do you really believe more than half of our population should have less rights and opportunities than the rest? Do you really believe your mother, wife, sister, daughter, aunt, niece, or female cousin or friend should have less rights and opportunities than men have?
Personally, I believe we are either feminists or misogynists. There is no middle ground. You either believe women should have equal rights and opportunities or you don't, and if you don't then you are
a misogynist (prejudiced against women).
I have always been proud to call myself a feminist, and I simply don't understand why all Americans aren't the same way.

You Might Also Like :

Back to Featured Articles on Logo Paperblog

These articles might interest you :

  • 9 Revenue Models That Can Keep Your Business Thriving

    Revenue Models That Keep Your Business Thriving

    Every new business quickly realizes that revenue coming in every period on a committed basis is the Holy Grail to survival and growth. Read more

    The 27 May 2018 by   Martin Zwilling
    BUSINESS, CAREER
  • How the West Was Stolen (USA Vs. First Nations)

    Interactive Map Shows the Seizure of Over 1.5 Billion Acres of Native American Land Between 1776 and 1887 https://t.co/XvpjmmuSpc pic.twitter. Read more

    The 27 May 2018 by   Bbenzon
    CULTURE, PHILOSOPHY, SOCIETY
  • Life is a Cabaret, Old Chum

    Life Cabaret, Chum

    This year’s Norfolk and Norwich Festival has been in full swing with the usual eclectic mix of the traditional and the avant-garde in words, music, dance,... Read more

    The 27 May 2018 by   Jackscott
    DIARIES, EXPAT, SELF EXPRESSION
  • A Sunday Conversation With Dylan Jarman of Shotgun Sawyer

    Sunday Conversation With Dylan Jarman Shotgun Sawyer

    What have been your musical epiphany moments? I grew up in a very pop-friendly house. The Beatles reigned supreme, but Elvis Costello and REM lurked around... Read more

    The 27 May 2018 by   Ripplemusic
    ENTERTAINMENT, MUSIC
  • Concert Review: Extreme Orchestral Sports

    Concert Review: Extreme Orchestral Sports

    The New York Philharmonic plays Berio and Strauss. by Paul J. Pelkonen Oh what a mountain! The New York Philharmonic played Ein Alpensinfonie this week. Read more

    The 27 May 2018 by   Superconductor
    CULTURE, THEATRE & OPERA
  • Peonies by Mary Oliver

    Peonies Mary Oliver

    This morning the green fists of the peonies are getting ready to break my heart as the sun rises, as the sun strokes them with his old, buttery fingers and... Read more

    The 27 May 2018 by   Vickilane
    CREATIVITY, PHOTOGRAPHY
  • Memorial Day: Remember Them

    Memorial Day: Remember Them

    "The endless rows of white stones and mausoleums command the heights of former battlefields and sprawl across the rolling course of green, under the cobalt spac... Read more

    The 27 May 2018 by   Ingrafted
    POLITICS, SOCIETY

Magazines