After women got the right to vote, feminism lost its way. And it has managed to fail the women in this world who need it the most.
I went to an all girls high school where I was surrounded by feminist propaganda day in and day out. I, unfortunately, ventured off to college with the label “feminist” written across my forehead.
But it’s not what you think. I never campaigned to ‘free the nipple’ or allow breast-feeding in public. My concerns lay with women in the Middle East because, unlike a majority of feminists today, I understand how far women in the United States have come. I see the privileges of being a woman in this country today. I think the priorities of modern feminism have gone astray, and I no longer consider myself a feminist.
I have witnessed numerous instances of feminists being unbearably silent on events or issues that involve the mistreatment of women.
You don’t hear feminists trying to raise awareness or take action regarding the 3,000 Yazidi women ISIS is projected to have captured as sex slaves. Feminists don’t talk about how the money being used to rescue these girls is running out and no one is stepping in to assist the Yazidi communities who are trying to save these women.
You don’t hear the modern feminist protesting in front of a St. Louis Planned Parenthood over their 60th emergency room transport.
You don’t hear them expressing outrage over the flow of refugees into America in light of the sexual assaults that have occurred in Germany over the last few months.
And last but not least, they’re not protesting in front of the White House trying to get President Obama to intervene and stop Pakistan from passing a law that would allow husbands to ‘lightly beat’ their wives.
No. Instead, we get ‘free the nipple’ and women who label men as rapists and oppressors. Feminism in the United States has become narrow-minded. They rally against “oppression” here, but all too often ignore real injustice.
I remember getting into a Facebook debate with a dedicated feminist from my high school who had been shaming sorority girls over a recruitment video. I forced her to confront the triviality of a sorority video relative to the horrible treatment of women in the Middle East. She agreed to post more stories about actual oppression..
And you might ask, did she?
Nope, she didn’t.