Feminism: Relevant in today’s society?

May 13, 2012

Feminism is a collection of movements aimed at defining, establishing, and defending equal political, economic, and social rights for women. In addition, feminism seeks to establish equal opportunities for women in education and employment. In the past, females had an obvious disadvantage in terms of political, economical, and social rights. Thus, feminism served as to provide females with equal rights as males, and they used to play an important part in achieving that goal.

However, in the current days, it has been a widely debated topic, on whether feminism is still relevant, as anti-feminists have stated that in today’s era, there is hardly any more gender inequality, and thus it is not necessary to continue promoting feminism.

I refer to the article: Why Feminism is Still Important: A Reflection on Today’s Society

http://sche0021.hubpages.com/hub/feminismaustralia

This article states that females are being treated more and more equally as time passes. However, there are still many inequalities between the 2 genders. Therefore, to solve this problem, feminism is needed, and thus is relevant in today’s context. They even stated the example, in which in Australia, when women called to report a man’s breech of a court order against them, 73.2% of the time police took no action.

I agree to some of the points this article has made. It is true that currently, women are still more involved in taking care of children than men, while men are usually the ones who brings home the bacon, and work.

However, I believe that this occurs because of the inherent difference between man and woman. The fact that woman are the ones who get pregnant and are the ones giving birth to the child, makes them more suited for the role of child care. Feminism has no way of stopping such a thing from happening.

Besides that, feminism may be exaggerations of a patriarchal society. Men and women are of equal footing, feminism has thus already served its purpose, and is not needed anymore. They have an equal opportunity or chance to be lawyers, CEOs, police officers, or enter into any other male dominated profession, according to their choice.

Some anti-feminists believe that feminists are now not just seeking for equal rights between man and woman, but allow for woman to be superior compared to man. If this is true, then feminism will not be needed anymore.

Furthermore, women have many extra rights, like custody of child, where mothers tend to have a better chance of gaining custody of a child compared to fathers. Even if people are biased against woman in certain areas, women are also being treated better than man in some aspects, and thus it all cancels out.

However, in many countries, gender discrimination in widespread. In my opinion, that is the only place where feminism would be relevant.


Apologies

April 11, 2009

I apologise for not posting for so long :D. I was really busy. Cos I went to Secondary School, and didn’t have time. Anyway, I also was caught up with the hornbil conference. So, took quite long to finish the paper. Sigh… I need more sleep. I am short. NVM

Hornbills are good!!! They RULE!!! Anyway, I learned a lot about hornbills and conservation during the hornbill conference. If one asks me if it is boring, I say no. It is fun! 3 days of Hornbill talking, discussion, presentation was just good. The only thing i regret was not going to the field trip 😦

Well, yeah I skipped school.


Trip to Lower Pierce Reservoir

June 30, 2008

During the holidays, I went to lower pierce for some birding. We went there in the evening, as we were not free in the morning. I had one lifer, which means I never saw that bird before. It was a striped tit babbler.

Striped tit babbler

When leaving, I saw a big bird fly past. I saw it landed on the trunk of a tree. There could have been a cavity there. When I got there, no bird was found.

Although it was a short 30 minutes, the journey was fruitful.


My sugar cane plant

December 20, 2007

After a period of time, I looked at it and saw moss growing on it. So, it died…

Well, I hope I can grow another plant, any ideas??? Please comment.


My sugar cane plant-day 1

November 7, 2007

I planted a sugar cane yesterday, hoping that it will grow. Today, I just looked at it and I saw some growth! Hair were sticking out from the original sugar cane. Now, let us compare what is the difference…

All you need to do to compare is to look at a sugar cane that you got. You can see that there are hairs on it. I heard that they can grow spikes. YAY!!! That means a good start. Does it?

 

My sugar cane (sorry for the bad image)


Hi

November 6, 2007

Hi all, I am a bird lover. I am Singaporean and my dream is to work as an ornithology and a bird writer. 

I am interested in birds and like other animals too. This is my log on birds and I would post some photos on it. I am only familiar with Singapore birds and I am studying about birds from other countries.

For any information on birds or questions email me: birdlover001@gmail.com . See Ya!!!