Sunday, September 2, 2012

The F word

When reading this article, many aspects about it struck me differently. In the beginning for example, Finkbeiner states that between the hustle and bustle of everyday life, we forget how society came to be as it is today. I realized that I never gave a second thought to voting, or women coming up in the work place. Its amazing to look back and realize just how strong these women had to be in order to accomplish such a task.
When Finkbeiner is speaking of the third wave, she says some people think we are post-feminism. I could not disagree with this more. I actually think that even though some people don't want to call themselves a feminist, they are indeed a feminist. I just think some people are scared to refer to themselves as one because of the reaction they'll get from people. One example that came to mind when reading that last page is the use of slang and swears when referring to a woman in certain rap and hip hop songs. Rap artists are often referring to women as "bitches" or "hoes". Yet, when do we hear a woman rap artist or any type of artist for that matter referring to a man in a derogatory way? I think women especially in todays society, need to fight for equality and especially respect and this third wave isn't going to be over for a long time.

One quote that I loved was said by Irina Dunn; "A woman without a man is like a fish without a bicycle". This to me shows how independent women are becoming in today's world and we no longer need a man to gain respect.

1 comment:

  1. if anything women this day gain more respect by been single.