Top 10 Reasons Why We Still Need Feminism

sofiyagulyamova
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 Child marriages are still common

Just because we have it better here than we do in other countries does not mean that we are perfect. - yungstirjoey666

Even in America. - RoseWeasley

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

You don't want feminists in America because you hate equality. If you had it your way less women would be working and housewives instead.

2 Forced prostitution

This is very disgusting.

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

3 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

4 Slut-Shaming

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

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. - Yatagarasu

An act that includes shaming women for being sexually active or “behaving” in a way that says something about her sexual life is called slut-shaming. It’s a huge problem because women’s sex lives and sexuality are matters of their own choice and isn’t anyone else’s business. Women’s appearance is being criticized (often by men) for being too sexual. They are also often blamed for being victims/survivors of rape. Both of the examples are used in order to dominate and control women and make up rape culture. - sofiyagulyamova

5 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 is an act where the victim of a crime, an accident and etc. is held as wholly or partially responsible for the wrongful conduct that was committed against them. Millions of women are being victim blamed after telling people who surround them that they were raped or sexually harassed. Usually, people ask victims questions like “What were you wearing? ”, “What else were you expecting? ”, “Why were you walking alone? ”, “Why weren’t you at home at night? ”, “Were you drunk? ”, meanwhile rapists are not asked these questions. In most cases, after being blamed for something woman feels “dirty”, ashamed and embarrassed.
Victim-blamers need to understand that when they blame victims they support rapists. - sofiyagulyamova

6 Rape

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

Men are raped too. Media twists it around so you only see girls getting raped. - CartoonCriticizer

How are people gonna call someone a slut for getting raped? - EliHbk

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

I don't do that - BorisRule

This site is stupid. Please take this list down. America doesn't need Feminism. - CartoonCriticizer

You didn't read the title correctly. This list is not referring to America; "we" meant everyone in the WORLD. - Jasmine21064

I'm a man and I don't tell women what to do with their bodies. - Phillip873

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

8 Female genital mutilation

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

This is actual torture and pain. - AlphaQ

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

Sounds disgusting - PerfectImpulseX

FGM (Female Genital Mutilation) - includes procedures that partially or totally remove female genitalia or cause injury to it for NON-MEDICAL reasons. Traditional circumcisers usually carry out the practice. FGM is internationally recognized as violation of female’s human rights. Also, female genital mutilation is mostly practiced in sub-Saharan Africa and the Arab states. However, women living in some countries of Asia, Eastern Europe, Australia, North America and New Zealand are also affected.
In most cases, FGM is made under unsanitary conditions that lead to problems with health such as hepatitis с or even HIV. And unfortunately besides physical traumas like complications during child birth, anaemia, urinary infection, fever and etc., they also have to deal with mental problems like stress, feelings of anxiety and depression. - sofiyagulyamova

9 Women are defined mostly by looks

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. - AlphaQ

Ok. This site is the weirdest thing I've seen in a while. Don't make it seem like women are the only people that are defined by looks. Men are defined by their looks, and their financial situation. So get this list off this site. - CartoonCriticizer

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

Doesn't this go for both genders - Yatagarasu

10 Manspreading

Actually this reason is dumb. Yes there are occasional space issues but don't make a political conspiracy about how people sit. - yungstirjoey666

Ignore this, an anti-feminist put this on here. - emraldYE

This isn't a good reason. - Jasmine21064

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. - Stalin

The Contenders

11 Mansplaining

Anti-feminist troll. - emraldYE

12 Assuming one’s gender

Another anti-feminist troll. - emraldYE

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

13 Sexism
14 Catcalling

There's a difference between complimenting and catcalling. Complimenting makes someone feel good and comfortable about themselves. Catcalling does the opposite. - yungstirjoey666

This list is dump - Maddox121

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

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

15 Male Privilege

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

16 Toxic Masculinity
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