Intro to Women's Studies 2010

etsu: 2011-2014

“Fear of Feminism Why Young Women Get the Willies”

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I read an article by Lisa Hogeland on why most young women are scared of feminism. I really would like to talk about the part when she suggest that “Young women may believe that a feminist identity puts them out of the pool for many men” The first time I read it I didn’t really understand what she was saying. I read it a second time and i realized that most feminist hate men. A lot of them concentrate their studies or agenda on how men have treated women and how women were suppose to treat a man for the past 100 of years. Also a lot of feminist are known to lesbian at least that’s what the public believe. So with that being said i can see how young girls believe that being a feminist could jeopardize their relationship with men. Most men aren’t going to want to be in a relationship with a woman who think that all men are scum of the earth, unless they share the same beliefs as a feminist which is rare. Hogeland says that being a “heterosexual feminist ” does not mean you have to give up on an intimate relationship with a man it just mean your going have to work twice as hard to maintain and balance the relationship. Don’t let you feminist views operate your life find ways to express those feelings without hurting you relationship with your partner.


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