Is radical feminism the only way to improve things?!
Emma B. (aged 16), from Lycée Sainte-Marie in Riom, writes:
Since 1975, the 8th March has been International Women’s Day. It is organized by the United Nations. I believe it is a very worthy initiative, but what does it really achieve? In the 1970s, women did great things for equal rights, but, today, who really cares about the issue? Around the world, a few people will get involved in the day’s events but, unfortunately, this will not do much to really improve things for ordinary women…
Women’s Day does a good job of celebrating the women who have had an incredible destiny and have brought progress, like Rosa Parks. That’s fine, but I feel there’s a risk this hides the achievements of ordinary women…
The most positive aspect of Women’s Day for me is the fact that it raises awareness of the violence against women (especially as regards female genital mutilation).
So many women today say and do so many stupid things! I feel these bimbos are spoiling the efforts made by the women of the 20th century to gain equality. Sisters, get your act together!
- Why is Women’s Day on the 8th of March?
- What does Women’s Day achieve do you think?
- Will men and women be equal one day do you think?
- Do YOU fight for women’s rights?
- Can a girl wear a miniskirt and still be a feminist?
Interview your mother and/or another female relative about how they feel the condition of women has changed...