On its face, the feminist movement appears to be a noble one that aims to empower all women. But the reality is much uglier —modern feminism has morphed into a hostile mob that uses the term “feminist” to perpetuate false victimhood, even though women are doing better today than ever before.
Don’t believe me? Just look at a series of recent tweets by Teen Vogue columnist Emily Lindin in which she claimed she wasn’t “concerned” about “innocent men losing their jobs over false sexual assault/harassment allegations.”
While Lindin’s comments are extreme even by left-wing standards, rhetoric that seeks to victimize women has become commonplace among so-called feminists. Champions of the movement, which include numerous prominent politicians and celebrities, regularly tell women they should feel sorry for themselves.
According to feminists, women likely won’t make as much money or gain as much influence as men, simply because of their gender. Even Hillary Clinton, who, as a woman, ran for president, said that women “face barriers that hold us back.”
Oh, how the feminism has changed over the years:
When the feminist movement originated in the early 1800s, it centered around helping women obtain equal rights as men. Women’s suffrage leaders like Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Lucretia Mott paved the way to help women gain the rights to own property and control their own earnings.
Then in 1920, women got the right to vote with the adoption of the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.
Feminism had a legitimate role in helping women achieve equal rights as men. But today, politicians use feminism to grow their voting base and vilify their ideological opponents. Case in point: Rather than take responsibility for her massive and embarrassing loss in the 2016 presidential election, Clinton blamed her failure on… sexism!
During an interview with Vox, Clinton suggested that she lost the election because men manipulated their wives into voting for Donald Trump.
"All of a sudden, the husband turns to the wife, ‘I told you, she’s [Clinton] going to be in jail,'" Clinton said.
"'You don’t wanna waste your vote.' The boyfriend turns to the girlfriend and says, ‘she’s going to get locked up, don’t you hear? She’s going to get locked up.'"
Is Clinton suggesting that women are incapable of thinking independently from their significant others? If so, that is an inherently sexist idea.
Of course, Clinton continues to ignore research that shows both women and men casted their votes based on major issues like the economy, jobs, and terrorism.
These so-called feminists need to open their eyes. Women aren’t helpless victims; in fact, quite the contrary. We are dominating in the U.S. today. There are currently more female CEOs of Fortune 500 companies than ever before. On top of that, women are 33 percent more likely to graduate from college than men.
Bottom line: Women are doing just fine in today’s America. And to treat us like a special interest group, who can’t get by without government pushing us along, is a farce. We largely care about the same issues as male voters; we want well-paying jobs, good schools for our children, and safe communities for our families.
The good news is that most women aren’t buying what the faux feminist crowd is selling. A mere 18 per cent of women in the U.S. today call themselves feminists.
It is the hardworking women, who sometimes clock-in at numerous jobs to support their families, who are the real feminists of today. It is the dedicated stay-at-home mothers raising their children. It is the numerous female CEOs running Fortune 500 companies. It is the bright-eyed women college graduates, ready to take on the world.
These are the women who are living out the original goals of the feminist movement.
A true fighter for the concept’s original ideal of equality between the sexes would encourage women to work hard and to believe in their own responsibilities and destinies.