Blog 1: The Lifelong Fight

Yasmine Meddane

Both Jessica Valenti and Bell Hook tried to showcase the inequality every women faces everyday and the vision of the public ( especially man wise ) toward feminism. Feminism is portrayed as a white, lesbian and angry movement of jealous woman envying what the man have. Both author are trying to redefined feminism, their vision of it and the relevance of this fight. Valenti really emphasize on the fact that the woman status and place can only be changed if she decides herself to change. She also challenge the perception the feminist movement as an individualist. Meanwhile, Hook is really trying to prove to the reader that feminism is an inclusive movement that can only achieve its goal if  women stands as a group to fight for their rights. Both are also saying and emphasizing on the fact that man can also be feminist and that they have to end the stereotype of the angry feminist to really understand the movement. They are also both exposing the discrimination projected on certain individual in the movement and the hypocrisy of its members. 

Feminism is a movement that will only be achieved if the nation comes united as one and put their sexual, racial, and cultural differences aside to finally achieve a goal of equity. Without this effort from any individual, the fight will not which will be engendering discrimination, inequity and racism tension around the world.  The fight Is yet to be over and the authors are well aware of it. Those articles didn’t change my perspective of feminism but only made my conviction about the feminism movement stronger. For me a feminism is defined as a unique individual fighting to the equality of sex in any field where fairness is required.

I want to end this blog by stating something hat Valenti said that really stuck with me. She said : there is no doubt woman made progress but just because we get to vote and have the “right” to work doesn’t mean things are peachy keen”. That paragraph and sentence really made me proud because a lot of women think that there is noting to fight for anymore but she says and we can even see in our daily life  that the problem of sex injustice isn’t solve and that we still have a long way to go for equity.

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