Why Our Society Needs Feminism

By: Elise Reilly

We cannot all succeed when half of us are held back.” -Malala Youfalazi

Malala Yousafzai S.St is a Pakistani activist for female education and the youngest-ever Nobel Prize laureate.

Women are only paid $0.77 for every dollar a man makes.

**That percentage is lower for women of color. (i.e. Latinas, African-Americans, Asians, etc.)

Dress codes make women virtually unable to wear clothes of their choice.

Meninism, to sum it up, was a movement created to mock feminism.

Need to Know Definitions

Sexism. 1 : prejudice or discrimination based on sex; especially : discrimination against women. 2 : behavior, conditions, or attitudes that foster stereotypes of social roles based on sex.

Feminism: the advocacy of women's rights on the grounds of political, social, and economic equality to men.

Misogyny: dislike of, contempt for, or ingrained prejudice against women.

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