Did you know that, on average, women earn about 76.5% of the earnings of a man? The job world has had unequal pay for a while but it does not pay different genders equally. Unequal earnings are one of the things that feminists are trying to change. A person who is a feminist stands for a belief called feminism. As said by Britannica School “Feminism, the belief in social, economic, and political equality of both genders.” Some people believe that feminists believe that girls and women are ‘better’ then boys and men, but that is not true.
Feminism also puts stereotypes of both genders aside and explains that boys can show emotion and girls can as well without being called names. A lot of times if a boy cries, other boys will call him a sissy. If a girl shows too much emotion, she can be called emotional or vulnerable. Another thing that can happen to girls of all ages is being called awful names by other girls or even by boys. If a girl is doing a dance that uses her hips or is wearing booty shorts, she can be called ugly or a b-word.
The things that feminism has done to help the world is truly incredible. Many women and men have stood up to people doing the wrong thing and that should continue to happen.
Story by Natalie Edgens