#FeministsAreUgly – The difference between feminism and misandry

April 26, 2015
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#FeministsAreUgly – The difference between feminism and misandry

Not that this post is going to have any chance stopping the hordes of people jumping on the negative side of the #FeministsAreUgly bandwagon, but education is really the only way to move forward as a society and understand the importance of feminism. So to clarify, feminism, by definition, is “the advocacy of women’s rights on the grounds of political, social, and economic equality to men.” This differs greatly from the word misandry, which by definition, is “dislike of, contempt for, or ingrained prejudice against men (i.e., the male sex).” Many seem to mistake feminism for misandry.

Feminism has gotten a bad reputation as a result of society’s backlash against the 4 waves of the Feminist movement. Instead of having another era of ignorance, maybe this whole #FeministsAreUgly trend can be our chance as a society to straighten out the misconceptions and help people to understand that Feminism is not about putting men down, but about bringing women up to the same level as men. Sure, men and women are physically and emotionally different in a number of ways, but if you were to have a daughter and a son, wouldn’t you want them both to grow up in an equal world? For those of you who don’t know, women to this day still earn less than men; 77 cents for every dollar men earn. This is something that should have changed a long time ago. Until we can earn equal rights for over 50% of the world’s population, what are we as a people?

Thankfully, tons of people are on the positive side of this controversy, showing that feminists are not ugly, and they can be anyone of any race, gender, or sexual orientation: