Violence and the Porn Industry

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Feminism, and the lack of equality for women when compared to men, was the key subject throughout the readings in WC2001. Feminists have fought for equality over a long period of time, and women’s rights have improved in many poignant areas. Unfortunately, a lack of knowledge concerning women’s history is letting the new generation’s views be warped by the media concerning the advancements feminism has successfully made for women throughout the world. However, even now, women are still disadvantaged, especially concerning domestic violence and the sex industry, where men are dominating women and enjoying all the benefits, while the women involved, suffer. Feminism has fought hard against such inequalities for the women’s sake, but now it is time for the men to stand up and fight too.
The word “Feminist” brings many mixed reactions throughout society; it has been these reactions that have shaped people’s views towards joining a progressing women’s movement, which is bent on bringing equality for ladies everywhere. Before I started WC2001 I was one of those people who viewed feminism as a negative movement. My views were not based on any actual knowledge, but shaped by my society and the media. My lack of education in women’s history prevented me from addressing feminist views critically and most importantly, accurately. This lack of knowledge, which is commonly found throughout society, makes it easy for the media to promote their version of feminism. A lack of accurate information causes individuals to believe whatever view is put before them, which causes the patriarchal views to override the truth of what feminism has actually done. Learning what feminism has accomplished for women throughout the world has been inspiring and changed my views towards many aspects of feminism. Ruby Hamad (2013)…...

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