Top 10 Reasons Why We Still Need Feminism

Since “feminism” is considered to be the word of the year in 2017, I find it necessary for people to know why we need it now, in 21 st century. When we speak about feminism in our modern world, people get automatically diversed into two groups: those who say that women are already equal to men and those who disagree with this statement. Yes, for sure women have a lot more rights than they ever had. However, these days women still have so much inequalities and injustice to deal with. Below, I will list and open up top 10 reasons why all the representatives of female gender need feminism.

The Top Ten

1 Because men decide what should happen to women's bodies

I'm sorry, wasn't it men who also gave you the right to vote and all that? I know this is a list of reasons why all countries need feminism currently, but keep in mind that in America and other countries where women have equality, people still complain about this and it is an absurd complaint.

Who eventually gave it to you though? The past is the past, we can't change it and originally women were not allowed to vote. But now you are. So why would you still need feminism? You need the men of today to just bow down and apologize for something they didn't do or have any control over?

But men can't decide what happens with their own body (circumcision).

I'm a man and I don't tell women what to do with their bodies.

This list has to be the most ignorant thing on the site

2 Child marriages are still common

It's happening less often though but it's still happening so you're not wrong.

Just because we have it better here than we do in other countries does not mean that we are perfect.

American feminists only talk about right of abortion, that is murder. But they forgot that world is more than their American assm

Most of these are problems that are nonexistent in America. America DOES NOT need feminism, the middle east, Africa, and parts of Asia do

America does need feminism. Americans can be activists for the rights of women in other countries, and also, while a lot of the majorly sexist things aren't happening in America, there's still a lot of everyday sexism that people forget about - for example, according to surveys, 60% of working women have been sexually harasses or received unwanted sexual attention in the workplace.

3 Women are defined mostly by looks

Do you honestly believe men also don't have certain "beauty standards" they're expected to live up to? Also, aren't female peers more uptight about the way the girls they associate themselves with look or act anyway? People are shallow and rude, and this is something you can expect from both genders.

You mean double standards which exist against men as well? You're too fat and disgusting so you're a pig, or your too muscular and arrogant so you're a womanizer? Or you're too skinny and socially awkward so you're a dork? Point is, it doesn't matter what "society" thinks of you, everyone is their own individual person and can't be themselves without getting judged, and the mature response to it is to just accept that some people are morons. How does it affect you outside of hurting your feelings? Also, women aren't excluded from power or thought of as lesser just because society put men in positions of power.

And yet you want a man that makes 6 figures tall and has a big shlong

If a girl was hot and acted rude, she would still get a lot of hate. But if she was jut average looking ss was nice then she would get praised. Most people care about personality so this doesn't make much sense. Also, men are just as affected.

Pressured to achieve body perfection or sports dominance, men often resort to using steroids, which causes irreversible damage to internal organs, and affects thinking.

4 Forced prostitution

A lot of women are sold into slavery, beaten and forced into prostitution these days. Once traffickers or pimps effectively bring their victims into the system of prostitution, keeping them alive takes minimal effort. And the women remain stuck in the destructive cycle of a lifestyle of prostitution. Sex trafficing exposes them to increasingly dangerous situations, damaging them physically and mentally, destroying their self worth. Due to statistics, every two minutes a child is being prepared for sexual exploitation in the US. - sofiyagulyamova

This is disgusting - HufflepuffGeekGirl

This is very disgusting.

It's perfectly legal if the footage is recorded and sold - MDbs

5 Slut-Shaming

The majority of slut-shaming is done by other women, actually. Also, this movement loves to go on about embracing women who are sexually active or acting promiscuous, but then when men stare at them or find it attractive, you then call this objectification of women or "catcalling". Sorry, but you can't have one thing without the other. If you're doing dance moves that are meant to be sexually attractive to men, you can't get mad at men for staring.

The main reason that I think that this is a problem is that "Sluts" like to talk about their sex life, post about it on social media, or just do the ole' french kiss in public. If they just kept their sex life to themselves, then well, nobody would have to hear about it and things would be a lot better. Freedom of speech but its still gross.

I'm not a feminist myself but no one (especially females) deserves to be slut shamed.

We slut shame in order to protect

6 Victim-Blaming

But what about false accusations? Not saying it's a bad thing for women to come forth after being sexually harassed. But the accused is always innocent until actually proven guilty. - Phillip873

Especially on male rape victims. But victim blaming on female also exists. - BorisRule

Victim-blaming legit never happens anymore. People just blindly believe the alleged victim and automatically charge the alleged rapist, whether he was guilty or not. Obviously it's horrible if the alleged victim was raped, but if she's lying (and plenty of times they do), then I feel bad for the person who was accused because they now have had their entire life ruined as a result of someone's lie. - DCfnaf

Karma is a bitch ain't it? - MDbs

7 Catcalling

There's a difference between complimenting and catcalling. Complimenting makes someone feel good and comfortable about themselves. Catcalling does the opposite.

Wearing booty short in public isn't the best idea if you want to avoid this, but this is pretty rude indeed

This one is stupid. This is for bad feminism why feminism is RUINED nowadays.

This list is dump

8 Rape

Rape is only seen as bad because it doesn't let you use your female parts to manipulate men into treating you like queens - MDbs

Sofiyagulyamova-if only 46% are reported how do u know about the rest

I've had a someone say to me, "it doesn't matter if she says yes, all men are rapists."
What? When did rape become sex with both gender's consent? - WheresMyGuitarPick

"it doesn't matter if she says yes, all men are rapists."

If yes means no to her then...
What the hell?! - BorisRule

The men that commit such horrible acts are fully aware that "no means no" and just wind up doing it anyway. "Teach men not to rape" is absurd rhetoric that does not and will not change anything because rapists aren't "uneducated", they're just mentally deranged. - DCfnaf

9 Female genital mutilation

See, now this is an actual reason why we still need feminism. This is psychotic and there are countries in the world where this kind of crap happens. Should be higher.

And this isn't above 'because men decide what women do with their bodies or whatever'

This is actual torture and pain.

Hmmm, I don't hear any of you complaining about male circumcision.

Male circumcisions are done to prevent infections; it's not really comparable.

Sounds disgusting

10 Honor killings are a thing

What is honor killing? Honor killing - a form of punishment, when a member of a family (girl) is murdered by another one due to a “shameful” (usually, loosing virginity before marriage or dating/marrying a person that was not approved by parents or other family members) act by the victim upon their family/community.
Nowadays, honor killings are often associated with countries in North Africa and Middle East. But in countries like Jordan an Iraq the legal system tacitly approves of honor killings, which is a huge problem. For sure, the steps are taken to stop honor killings, but the problem is also in the subordinate role women plays in society. According to a study held in 2003, nearly half of Jordanian boys and 20% of girls believed that killing a woman in the name of honor is justifiable.
And to all the women that are being shamed for being sexually active, please remember that your virginity is no indication of your quality unless you are olive oil. - sofiyagulyamova

The Contenders

11 Sexism
12 Male Privilege

Male Privilege doesn't exist. I thought that was obvious... but I guess some people still don't get it. - BlueTelegraph

Name one right afforded to men in the U.S. that women don't have and we can talk about "male privilege". - DCfnaf

If you try to use this list to spread your misandrist beliefs, karma will get you - BorisRule

I have never seen a female sewage worker - MDbs

13 Manspreading

Lmao they complaining when they putting their bags on the seats. I'm not saying all women do this but if you do this you just as bad.

Actually this reason is dumb. Yes there are occasional space issues but don't make a political conspiracy about how people sit.

Shut up with this idiotic complaining of manspreading, sorry I want to sit in a comfortable way. I'll make myself uncomorftanble so you can complain about more useless stuff.

This isn't a good reason.

14 Assuming one’s gender

Knickers in a twist over genders nowadays all of you are on social media, and feminism.

Another anti-feminist troll. - emraldYE

15 Toxic Masculinity
16 Equal Representation

Feminist think women better than men how tf that indepedent my dood. - AlphaQ

We need moar strong independant women. Lol - MDbs

17 Mansplaining

Anti-feminist troll. - emraldYE

18 Transphobia towards Transwomen

If your feminism doesn't include Trans women, you are not a feminist.

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