Why Feminism Is The Worst

Why Feminism Is The Worst


Feminism is the concept that women should be treated equally to men financially, socially, and in all other aspects of life. Feminism means equal pay and basic human rights for everyone, despite gender. So why is it that, when most people hear the word feminism, they cringe and avoid the conversation? Our generation has made this concept into a misguided "hate" for men. If you're a feminist, you hate men, because let's be honest, they are the reason behind every problem ever. Right? If you're a feminist, you never shave your legs, because as a woman, you shouldn't be confined to society's idea that you have to have silky smooth skin 24/7.

Feminism is a prime example of society blindly believing in the stereotypes it has created. One woman, at one point in time, went all crazy and told the world that she is a feminist because she thinks women are better than men, and BAM: feminism equals hating all men. So, let's get all these feminist ideas straight.

Feminism is the worst because who wants equal pay?

This one is about as obvious as it gets. If I'm doing the same job as a man, why would I only make 80 cents for every dollar he makes? That's just unfair.

Feminism is the worst because I would never want a feminine boyfriend. Ew, he's not 100 percent masculine, get him away from me.

This Twitter account misspells "feminism" in every tweet.

First of all, any woman thinks that feminism will make men more feminine is just wrong. A man can be anything he wants, just like women can. That's what we're fighting for, is it not? Any woman afraid of a man showing his soft side can find the manliest, most anti-feminist man out there, and they can live their falsely informed anti-feminist lives together.

Feminism is the worst because I actually want a man to treat me like a princess.

There's a difference between being a proper gentleman and being misogynistic. If a man wants to open a door for me, I'm not going to cry out in rebellion because I am a perfectly capable woman. Rather, I will thank him and respect the fact this his parents taught him how to properly respect a woman. Also, if he doesn't open the door for me, I'm not going to cry myself to sleep because "chivalry is dead." A man can treat me with respect in many different ways, this may or may not be one of those ways.

This is like the idea that men always have to pay. Equality. A feminist will gladly pay for a date and will gladly let him take the bill as well. There is no reason why a guy should be paying for everything, that's completely unfair.

Feminism is the worst because all it's about is hating men.

Anyone who considers themselves a feminist and then turns to hate on men is the exact opposite of a feminist. Misandry is just as bad as misogyny. Hating on men is not feminism, it's false feminism.

Feminism is the worst because by wearing that, she's obviously "asking" for it.

Society today does nothing but sexualize a woman's body. When a woman is raped, she is asked, "what were you wearing?" Well, to be honest, that's completely irrelevant. A person can wear whatever they want: no one ever asks to be taken advantage of and sexually assaulted. When men are raped or sexually assaulted, they are never asked "what were you wearing?" because their bodies are not completely sexualized in today's society. I think the worst part is that when men are sexually assaulted, most of the time, the case will be ignored or not considered as important.

Feminism is the worst because my shoulders are way too sexual without proper coverage.

Let's talk about dress code. Completely targeted and enforced only toward girls. We don't hear, "Wait, sir, your shorts need to be at least three inches longer." Why on earth are young girls meant to cover up their bodies because boys will be "distracted" by it? No. Just no. We begin to sexualize women from such an early age by telling them that what they are wearing is too provocative simply because their shoulders are showing or because a girl's skirt is above her knee. This is where everything goes wrong. Women are being taken away from their education because what they are wearing is taking away from a man's education.

Feminism is the worst because I would much rather the State make all of the decisions about my body.

I mean, who doesn't want a bunch of old white men deciding what women can and cannot do with their bodies? Think about it like this: are you pro-life? If you answered yes, then I completely respect you. But this is what many with this view do not understand: I do not care if you are pro-life or pro-choice, your personal opinions on the situation should have no connection to what another woman can and cannot do with her body. Anyone who is pro-life will not have an abortion, and that's great for a person with that point of view. A woman should always be able to decide what decision is best for her, her life, and her body. End of story.

Our generation needs feminism because it so proudly works to create equality for all, no matter what gender a person be. Despite everyone who says you don't need feminism, oh, they're so wrong. You need feminism. What you don't need is this terrible misinterpretation that has unfortunately grown with the word. Let's end the idea that we don't need feminism or that feminism isn't something you should support, because equality is always something you should support.

Saying you don't need feminism is like saying you don't need basic human rights, and everyone needs and deserves that. What you don't need is false feminism, so let's get back to equality.

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5 Republicans That Could Challenge Trump In A 2020 Primary

Could these GOP members step up to the plate and challenge a sitting Republican President?

I'm not sure a sitting President has ever caused so much scandal and ruckus while in office, especially not for their own party, but, of course, Donald Trump would be the person to do just that. Between skirting around sexual assault charged, consistently lying to the American people, and even possibly colluding with a foreign entity to sway the 2016 election, you would think that Trump wouldn't have time to cause issues in the GOP, but that just doesn't seem to be the case. I never thought I'd see a Republican speak poorly of John McCain, who even I have respect for, but Donald Trump is a president of firsts.

Because he is such a toxic presence in the GOP, there has been rumor that popular Republican politicians could potential challenge the incumbent in a primary for the 2020 election. Could these people bolster the courage to take on a sitting president, not just to help their party, but to also save the reputation of the United States?

Mitt Romney

Former Governor of Massachusetts, former candidate for U.S. President, and now candidate for senator of Utah, Mitt Romney has quite the impressive resume. Of course, he failed his first time in his presidential ambitions, but it would not be the first time the GOP has nominated someone after they lost their first presidential election — Richard Nixon, anyone? Romney has all the experience and charm it would take to challenge the incumbent president, and he would have a pretty great chance of winning that battle.

Nikki Haley

Nikki Haley currently serves as the United Nations ambassador representing the U.S. Before serving in the U.N., Haley was the governor of South Carolina. While she now works closely with Trump, it wouldn't be too surprising to see someone make a political move to further their own career. Haley is so politically talented that Mitt Romney even considered her as a VP choice before going with Paul Ryan. It would also be nice to see the GOP present someone who isn't an old white male as the nominee.

John Kasich

One of the many faces that filled the 2016 GOP primary, Kasich presented a fairly moderate and easy to swallow candidate. He currently serves as the Governor of Ohio, which is an added benefit for any candidate looking to win swing states. It has been rumored that Kasich actually plans on running in 2020, and he wants to be president so bad that he would choose a moderate Democrat for his VP.

Marco Rubio

Marco Rubio was my favorite of the 2016 Republican candidates, and with good reason. He is politically talented, the son of immigrants, and isn't too far right for me to need a drink anytime he opens his mouth. Rubio has been frequently attacked by Trump, dubbed "Little Marco Rubio" by the current POTUS. With the influx of immigrants from Puerto Rico, Florida is likely to swing blue in the 2020 election, so presenting the junior senator from Florida would likely be the best move for the Republican party.

Jeff Flake

Jeff Flake is retiring from the senate, which begs the questions, "What will he do next?" Flake has been one of the most outspoken GOP members when it comes to opposing Trump, so much so that he openly says he didn't vote for Trump in the presidential election — he didn't vote for Hillary either, though. Flake also refused to support Roy Moore in the Alabama senate race. If the GOP wants to run someone who is a face of Republican morality and common sense, Sen. Flake is the obvious choice.

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5 Reasons Airports Are One Of The Happiest Places On Earth

There's something special about airports, and the people inside them.

n early January I dropped my twin sister Rebecca off at the Atlanta airport so she could fly to Boston for a couple days and have fun with her friends. She was incredibly nervous—on top of normal flight anxiety, this was her first time flying by herself.

I, however, was giddy. I’ve flown by myself both domestically and internationally and I was happy that Rebecca now had the chance to do the same. I was excited that she was starting 2018 by going somewhere new and getting out of her comfort zone.

Out of everyone in my family, I am the one who has flown the most recently. While my dad has traveled all over the world for work, he stopped doing that about 30 years ago. So I was the one to help Rebecca find where to check in, help her with the kiosk, and walk her to the right desk to ask questions. And in that moment, I realized something.

I love airports. Being in them, walking around in them, everything. I’ll admit security isn’t thrilling to go through. There’s a lot of waiting and looking for a plug to charge your phone. But there’s something special about being in an airport, and about people inside airports.

1. People are nicer.

This is going to sound surprising, I know, but the people I’ve interacted with in airports have almost always been pleasant. When I was running late for my connecting flight in Paris a businessman let me go in front of him in the security line. When my flight to London was delayed a couple sitting next to me offered to buy me a coffee.

When I’ve been stuck waiting in various airports I’ve gotten into great conversations with people. I met a couple going on vacation to Ireland. I met a man who had family in the city I taught English in. In line for security I got to talk to a woman who wrote professionally. People in airports are just generally better and usually interesting to chat with.

2. Reunions!

Especially in the international terminal, watching reunions happen is wonderful. I was sitting next to someone flying back to his home country to see his sister get married. I sat next to a man going to surprise his mother for her 90th birthday. There was once a family sitting in front of me taking their 2 year old to visit her mother’s native country and family.

People wait to pick up loved ones with flowers. There were two cute little boys waiting next to me once who rushed excitedly into their father's arms screaming, "Daddy!" Reunions happen because of airports, and they induce the best smiles.

3. New experiences

When in an airport, you know a lot of people are doing something for the first time. Some of them are flying for the first time; others are traveling somewhere new. Many people are facing their fears (aviophobia, claustrophobia, cleithrophobia, and more) to do something amazing. Learning how to cope with anxiety and that the reward can be greater than the cost is so important.

4. Travel, duh

Unless you’re there to drop off or pick up someone, in which you fall into the reunions category, you’re getting to travel! Travel is so fun. You’ll get to eat new food, go new places, and see new sights. Your social media is going to get lit and you’re going to have experiences to share with the rest of your life.

If you’re traveling for work then good for you! You get to be one of those cool people who walk through the airport looking all professional who everyone is secretly jealous of. You might even get to sit in first class, lucky person.

5. The flying itself

When you think about the innovation that flying is, it’s truly amazing that it’s so common. Like you’re literally hurtling through the air in a metal tube at thousands mph, thousands of miles above the ground. Isn’t that cool?

If you’re on a long enough flight there’s probably movies to watch, and I’ve watched some great movies on planes. It’s also a great time to read, journal, catch up on Netflix, or nap. You’re stuck in that seat for a while, you might as well use it for me-time.

Airports really are one of the happiest places on earth. I hope you get to fly somewhere cool this year and that the flight is the best you’ve had. Happy travels!

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