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Man hating and unhygienic are the words typically used to describe a modern-day feminist but the words that should be used are passionate and righteous The negative connotation that comes along with the word feminism is caused by ignorance and leads to a lack of necessary female empowerment Feminism by definition is the belief in social political and economic equality of the sexes Issitt With women participating in feminism instead of working against it they can tackle the everyday issues that try to silence women in society Women were given the right to vote in 1919 and have gained more prominence in society today but they still have many issues to face and many walls to tear down before they can be given the equal life opportunities that men are granted at birth Lee Feminism is still prerequisite in the world today to battle against the iniquity in financial social and political aspects so gender equality can be achievedUnder the Equal Pay Act of 1863 the gender wage gap should no longer exist but the facts are that as of 2012 women in the US earn 77 cents to a mans dollar ProQuest Staff Many people try to explain this statistic by saying that the wage gap isnt necessarily the result of discrimination ProQuest Staff Although there is no logical reasoning behind this because women still tend to bear a larger responsibility for child care and other household matters within families Mazorelle Women are expected to hold the same jobs at men but then still obtain the responsibilities at home and all of this on a lesser pay It is 2014 and our countrys economy is still being held back by misogyny and the overall belief that women are below men Even in the words of the President of the United States I firmly believe when women succeed America succeeds Shiu The right to control ones own body is a right that is guaranteed in
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